We’ve been waiting for this day to come for over two years, the launch of the Dust & Grooves book, Adventures In Record Collecting. FMF has been a supporter of this project since the beginning, and working side by side with the Dust & Grooves team to get this project to the people is a proud moment for us. On Saturday April 19th, the project becomes a reality with a book launch event at the Powerhouse Arena. Dust & Grooves joins forces with I Love Vinyl, Dub-Stuy Records (and the Tower of Sound), Turntable Lab, and Classic Album Sundays for an opening reception of the book about the world’s finest record collectors. This event is a public celebration of vinyl record culture and photography with a photo exhibition, a book signing, a listening station, and a raffle. There will also be rotating all-vinyl sets spun by over 20 DJs featured in the book itself on an audiophile sound system.
For those not familiar with Powerhouse Arena, its 5000 square foot lower level with glass front and amphitheater seating located in the art district of DUMBO Brooklyn, is an event space, bookstore and photo gallery. Best known for showcasing controlled mayhem while fusing the art, photography, design, and music worlds, this is the premier place in Brooklyn for an opening like this.
That’s another thing that happens when you collect records. You gain a wealth of knowledge that you weren’t necessarily looking for.
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Again, it’s surreal for this to be happening. The book project has been an ongoing thing, and going through its many phases has been an incredible process. From the Kickstarter campaign, to seeing the raw photos digitally and as exclusive prints, to the editing process, to eventually having the folded and gathered book in my hands, I’ve never been involved in a more exciting project. The amount of people involved and who have embraced vinyl culture (and continue to do it on a daily basis) is the impetus that keeps it going. Record collecting is not just a hobby, it’s a way of life. While we all may dig for different things, at the end of the day we are united by vinyl records, and that’s pretty amazing.
So save the date of April 19th, because we want to se all of you out in Brooklyn to celebrate this momentous occasion: A celebration of vinyl records, photography and the culture that
Book Launch Info:
DUST & GROOVES: Adventures in Record Collecting
Book Launch Event at Powerhouse Arena
Saturday, April 19 — Record Store Day. 6 PM to 10:30pm
Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main St, Brooklyn, New York
4:00pm (pre launch event) – A special afternoon edition of a Classic Album Sundays listening session of Quincy Jones’ album Walking In Space.
6:00pm – The party kicks off with rotating sets from over 20 DJs who are featured in the book, spinning all-vinyl, and will continue through till the end of the event. A photo exhibition of 40 select photographs from the book will be displayed at the gallery.
7:00pm – Book signing by author Eilon Paz.
8:00pm – Raffle of sponsors’ premiums. Will include limited edition vinyl sets, limited edition autographed book, vinyl bags and more.
10:30pm – After party gets started in one of the neighboring bars [TBD]
Check out the Facebook event here.
More info on the event on the Dust & Grooves site.