Joey Casio

Share The Cup (DBN115)

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Joey Casio was a one-man dance party. For years he has brandished unkempt house parties with a tense, spiky post-punk certainty, imprints of running shoes that danced on sludgy shag carpet.

On "Share the Cup," Casio created more space for dub influences. His voice was terse; there was an overtaking electronic burble that drops away for arpeggio twitters. "Share the cup/Spare the sword." It's a hopeful punk-dub mix. The B-side, provided by Selector Dub Narcotic featured even more space via echoplex, tape delay, and a buoyant melodica.

If dance music is about revolution, this release – as part of the Dub Narcotic Disco Plate series – ditches divisiveness. Sit at the table.