I’m packing my bags for a vinyl-centric work-a-holiday, where I’ll be joining photographer Eilon Paz to host a series of book launch parties for the worldwide release of Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Vinyl Collecting. I’ll be DJing the launch parties in Amsterdam, Paris, and London along with tons of other collectors + DJs featured in the book. It’s been years since I’ve been record shopping in Amsterdam + Paris, so any tips on where to find ’60s 45s are VERY much needed! My liner notes for Nippon Girls Volume II are due next month (with an official release date in September!), so I’ll be spending my days researching ’60s Japanese beat girls in Parisian cafes. Can’t complain!
All the events are free + open to the public, so please do come by if you’re in Paris or London or Amsterdam. You’ll find all the details below.
I’ll be back with a report from my first stop…. Amsterdam!
Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting was just released in the US as the official 2014 Record Store Day book, and we’re gearing up for its international release on May 20. To celebrate, Dust & Grooves is launching a European tour!
This series of opening receptions and book launch parties will celebrate vinyl culture and photography with photo exhibitions, book signings, and raffles. Free and open to the public, they’ll feature rotating all-vinyl sets from DJs and collectors who are featured in the book (which will be available for purchase at the parties).
Scheduled DJs include: Analog Africa DJs, Rush Hour DJs, and Edo Bauman (Vintage Voudou), and Skeme Richard (Hot, Peas and Butta)
Scheduled DJs include: Philippe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project), Paulo and Manu (Superfly), Victor Kiswell, Thomas Pasquet (French Attack), and Aurelio (Lost Grooves)
Scheduled DJs include: Jonny Trunk, DJ Food (Ninja Tune), Ollie Teeba (The Herbaliser), Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy, Kid Dyno (The Daily Diggers), and Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s)
Sunday May 25, 2014 – The Vinyl Library / Unit 1 Foulden Road, Stoke Newington
Scheduled DJs include: TBD