CULTURE CLUB

Dust & Grooves: For the Love of Vinyl

A compelling and interactive exploration of the ever growing love and passion that music fans globally have for vinyl music culture.

Join host and Dust & Grooves creator, the Brooklyn based photographer and vinyl addict Eilon Paz and special Noise Pop family guests Sinkane, Roddy Bogawa director of Taken By Storm on legendary album art designer Storm Thorgerson and Neil Schield of Origami Vinyl LA, as he goes deep into the grooves of a vibrant and burgeoning vinyl music culture that continues to impact us all with it's rich, warm, analog life and sound.

Dust & Grooves is a global photo and interview project documenting vinyl collectors in their most natural and intimate environment: the record room. Dust & Grooves maintains the integrity and history of vinyl, as well as the musical heritage that goes along with every record in these collections.

Dust & Grooves is the only project of its kind that documents vinyl lovers and their collections in this most intimate way. As technology moves forward and many music formats go digital and into the ‘cloud’, Dust & Grooves helps keep the rich, warm, analog life of vinyl spinning ! Born in Israel, now residing in Brooklyn, NY, the photographer Eilon Paz has traveled the world, from Australia to Cuba and Argentina to Ghana, in pursuit of intriguing and memorable subjects. Eilon’s work has appeared in worldwide publications such as Wax Poetics, Monocle, Conde Nast Traveler, Delta Airlines’ Sky magazine, and Vibrations music magazine (France).

This summer, Eilon Paz of Dust & Grooves will embark on a two-month, 11,000-mile, 30-interview Americana journey. The cross-country road trip will hit major music heritage hubs like New Orleans, birthplace of Jazz, and Los Angeles, home of the Chicano Punk Rock scene of the ’80s, plus less likely enclaves like Walla Walla, WA. Professional country music archivists in Nashville, basement-dwelling punks on the outskirts of Omaha, and college town record store owners in the southwest will all be documented by Eilon’s camera.

These culture-rich areas will connect D&G with an expansive variety of music meccas and record fans to reveal lost collections and musical oddities. This exciting road trip will capture the spirit of the vinyl enthusiast and their collection from both coasts of the United States. The profiles from both the web site and the road trip will be hand selected to be included in a future book project. Dust & Grooves: The Book will be the culmination of five years of D&G research and records.