Vinyl music culture website Dust & Grooves has confirmed a Record Store Day release date for its eponymous book focusing on vinyl collectors worldwide.
Dust & Grooves began life five years ago, the brainchild of Israeli-born, Brooklyn-based photographer Eilon Paz. Centred around a website dedicated to documenting vinyl culture, the project has seen Paz travel the world photographing and interviewing vinyl enthusiasts and collectors in their natural habitat – the record room.
A year ago Paz launched a Kickstarter campaign, appealing for funding to transform the Dust & Grooves website into a full-colour book. In the time since he’s been busy, embarking on a 10,000 mile road-trip across the USA to source content for the book, and has just confirmed a release date of Record Store Day USA 2014 (April 19).
The 416-page, 9KG tome promises a wealth of photographic content and first-hand accounts from vinyl enthusiasts worldwide, with interviews conducted by a mix of friends and volunteers, as well as well-known music writers and collectors; Kevin Foakes (DJ Food) has interviewed Kieran Hebden (Four Tet), Dom Servini has interviewed Gilles Peterson, and Josiah Titus has interviewed The Gaslamp Killer.
Check out both the original Kickstarter appeal video and the recent video update on the project below, and keep your eyes on the Dust & Grooves website for further release info and stockists.