It’s another Kickstarter fairy tale gone great. Just a few years ago, vinyl enthusiast Eilon Paz was adrift on a sea of Williamsburg couches, checking out the many record collections Brooklyn had to offer. With a bit of funding, he turned his hobby into a full-time gig, and after trips to Cuba, Ghana, Argentina, and many varied locales in between, Dust & Grooves is now complete. The massive photography book is essentially a collection of collectors, profiling 130 record aficionados from around the world and their impressive stacks. Tonight, on Record Store Day no less, 20 of the DJs featured spin their vinyl favorites at a launch party and gallery exhibition, including locals such as Jonathan Toubin and Jeff “Chairman” Mao. A book signing and raffles for limited edition vinyl sets will follow. Arrive early for a special edition of Classic Album Sundays — a weekly series of listening sessions —featuring the Quincy Jones album Walking in Space.
Sat., April 19, 6 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 16, 2014