Vinyl Culture Explored in 'Dust & Grooves' Book Featuring RZA, Four Tet, Gaslamp Killer

Vinyl Culture Explored in 'Dust & Grooves' Book Featuring RZA, Four Tet, Gaslamp Killer
Every year, Record Store Day pushes vinyl-mania to new heights, and now there's a new coffee table book that documents some of the world's most devoted vinyl connoisseurs. Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting will arrive — when else? — this Record Store Day on April 19. In fact, it's the "official book of Record Store Day 2014."

Created by photographer Eilon Paz, the book features 416 pages that introduce readers to more that 130 vinyl lovers and their record collections. The forward was written by Wu-Tang legend RZA.

The book is divided into two halves. First is 250 full-page photos framed by captions and select quotes, and the second half features 12 in-depth interviews, including with Four Tet, the Gaslamp Killer, Gilles Peterson and more, "to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging."

The book is a spinoff of the website Dust & Grooves, where Paz has been posting photos of record collections, along with interviews, since 2008.

Following the Record Store Day release, it will be available worldwide on May 10 through Dust & Grooves Publications.