Compilation The Music Of His Dance Resurrects James Broughton via House Music
Friends With Benefits Records and the Big Joy Project present James Broughton: The Music Of His Dance (Vol. 1), a collection of new house music resurrecting James’ poetry for the modern dance floor.
The compilation features music by Severino (Horse Meat Disco) with Hifi Sean (Raw, Bearracuda) as Up Yours (Southern Fried/Get Up Recordings), The SyntheTigers featuring Tobirus Mozelle (Moulton Music), Two Dudes In Love (Friends With Benefits Records), Juan Ramos (Friends With Benefits Records), and Kenneth Kemp (Friends With Benefits Records).
James Broughton (1913-1999) was a pansexual poet, experimental filmmaker, and performance artist whose intriguing life and work are featured in the new documentary Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton.
The compilation aims to renew interest in James Broughton’s legacy of freedom, acceptance, and following your own weird by sampling his spoken word poetry in the context of modern deep house, disco house, and indie dance/nu-disco.
James Broughton: The Music Of His Dance (Vol. 1) will be released on March 18, 2014, in advance of the New York showings of the documentary feature film Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton in New York City. It will be available digitally from services like Beatport, Juno Download, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3 , Spotify, Rdio, and more. Cover art by Ultra of Comfort & Joy.
You can catch a special sneak peak from this upcoming compilation in this DJ set by Two Dudes In Love recorded live at the SOME THING drag show in San Francisco on February 7, 2014. Snatch a free download on Soundcloud.
The New York showings of Big Joy will take place at the Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan from March 21-23, 2014. Each showing will feature special guests hosts and afterparty events. For more information see this Facebook Event Page and/or download this PDF flyer.
"I learned and stole a lot from James Broughton. Go see this movie." ~ Gus Van Sant