Dust & Grooves is essentially an homage to the visual aesthetic of the vinyl record. Brooklyn based blogger photographer, Eilon Paz has devoted his time to capturing that beautiful moment when you find that gem you've been looking for, or perhaps the even better moment when you find one you hadn't.
The Facebook Page reads like an Instagram of vinyl, only better as the choreographed nature of the site means no dross! What you essentially have is beautiful images of diggers from around the world with their favourite records, or perhaps just that killer one in particular.
Interviews with the kings of the crates...
Look to the website and what you have is a series of in-depth interviews with diggers from around the world. One of our personal favourites was Stephen Marshall, 'a whisky expert who travels the world talking about drinking and uses that time to collect records', what a life! Not to mention the constant features of industry stalwarts such as master digger and DJ, Keb Darge, whose encyclopedic knowledge of music knows no bounds. Add into the mix an interview with world-renowned producer Questlove, the creative force behind the music of The Roots, and what you have is a seriously heavywieght website.
They've even published a book...
To prove dedication to the cause, Eilon has now published a 436 page coffee table book. The book chronicles 130 hardcore crate diggers in their own personal record havens. Readers get up close and personal with vinyl enthusiasts from around the globe, including some notable DJs and record producers in the game. If that wasn't enough it even has a forward by none other than Wu Tang's RZA.
It's thanks to blogs like this that diggers like us have access to such a wealth of information on the internet, and long may it last. Keep up the good work, Eilon!
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