The Music of His Dance

Friends With Benefits Records and the Big Joy Project  present James Broughton: The Music Of His Dance, a collection of new house music resurrecting James’ poetry for the modern dance floor.


Kenneth_Kemp_w_TwoDudes_450pxThe Music of His Dance: Volume 1 features music by Severino (Horse Meat Disco) with Hifi Sean (Raw, Bearracuda) as Up Yours (Southern Fried/Get Up Recordings), The SyntheTigers featuring (Moulton Music), and  Two Dudes In Love, Juan Ramos, and Kenneth Kemp (Friends With Benefits Records).

The Music of His Dance: Volume 2 features music by Hard Ton, Lady Blacktronika, Adonisaurus and Burning Man veteran Gehno Aviance.  You can preview the new EP MUSIC OF HIS DANCE, VOLUME 2 on Soundcloud and order  on iTunes now.

BigJoy_James_Rock_Laurels_400pxJames Broughton (1913-1999) was a 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 Synthetigers ft. Tobirus MozelleThe compilation aims to renew interest in 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) was 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.

James Broughton: The Music Of His Dance (Vol. 2) was released on June 17, 2014 in celebration of our DVD release of the documentary and LGBTQ Pride Month.

Cover art by Ultra of Comfort & Joy.

***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

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