Dust & Grooves Photo Book

New York-based photographer Eilon Paz has been documenting vinyl collectors from around the world for quite some time, long enough to think seriously about making a photography book. So far, he’s been running the Dust & Grooves website as a platform for his work, the next step is collecting enough money to make the book happen.

So far there have been enough people to back the project with almost half of the money required. On its Kickstarter page you can choose how to support the project, depending on what you want to get in return. Looks certainly interesting!

L.A. Dope

British photographer Shaun Bloodworth spent some time in Los Angeles to document some of the city’s leading underground beatmakers. The portrayed artists include Flying Lotus, Ras G, Daedelus or Gaslamp Killer.

Flying Lotus Ras G Gaslamp Killer Dâm Funk Tokimonsta Daedelus

For more images from the series, please visit the Give Up Art website!

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Bugz in the Attic – Happy Days (live)

Apart from the Lady Bugz thing, it has become terribly quiet about West London collective Bugz in the Attic. The winners of the remix competition never were put out on wax, a follow-up to Got the Bug has been announced with no release on the horizon.

Well, here is a video back from their album tour in 2006. It’s the rehearsal of “Happy Days”, with Kaidi Tatham and Thylord on keys, Motet and Hannah on vocals.

Update: Thanks to idleberg for pointing out there’s a photo-series from the same night.

Mashi & Tawiah

From photographer Jan T. Sott I received a set of his latest pictures. It was only last month during Mark de Clive-Lowe‘s tour through Europe, when Jan asked Mark and singer Tawiah to pose for a series of portraits taken in a hotel room.

Mashi Tawiah Tawiah Mashi & Tawiah Mashi Tawiah
Tawiah Tawiah Mashi & Tawiah Mashi Tawiah Tawiah

The entire set can be viewed on Jan’s Flickr page, more photos and a video from the tour can be found on Mark’s blog.

On the Kaidi Artwork

Photographer Adrian Wood is the man responsible for the cover-artwork for In Search Of Hope, the upcoming album from Kaidi Tatham. On the Freedom School website he speaks about the shooting, where he first met Kaidi.

Kaidi Tatham, photo by Adrian Wood

We had to wait a while to get in the recording studio, but when Kaidi and Akwasi finally arrived it was all good. As soon as we stepped through the door, Kaidi dropped his bag and jumped straight on the drum kit and started banging out drum patterns for about 20 minutes straight! They were good rhythms too!

Then my assistant and I set up the lights and Kaidi jumped on the Rhodes and started vibing, almost forgetting about the camera, it was totally natural and organic. As we all started to get into the rhythm of the shoot he started telling us stories about Japan and why we should go. He was making us laugh, we stopped shooting at one point we were laughing so much! Said that the people there really submerge themselves into the music and also said I could pick up great rare vinyl and even rarer trainers, a perfect combination! (Freedom school, where’s my ticket!)

In between shooting, Kaidi would disappear and watch jazz videos on youtube and listen to music, I could hear him engaged in deep musical conversations with Akwasi about music, stuff that was way over my head.

He’s definitely got lots of energy that the music seems to absorb in a positive way. I’m a fan of his and the whole bugz crew, so it was a pleasure to shoot him. I hope the pictures do the amazing music justice.

Kaidi Tatham.
He’s a music man.

Adrian Wood

More pictures from the shooting can be found here, unfortunately only in thumbnails size.

Freesoul Session Photography

The Freesoul Sessions London Finale was taking place on November 9, the last concert in the UK before Mark de Clive-Lowe moves to his new home Los Angeles. It featured an all-star line-up of Bembe Segue, Vanessa Freeman, Tawiah, Sharlene Hector, Mystro, Richard Spaven and guest appearances from Michelle Escoffery and MC Dynamite.

Austrian photographer Jan T. Sott (aka Idleberg) was there to take pictures, which are now online on his Flickr page. They are a bit on the experimental tip, but as these aren’t his first photos of a Freesoul Sessions he felt like trying a different approach. Hopefully, some of these will make it into his small edition book by the end of the year.