A Box of Toys – April 23, 2024

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A Box of Toys is a radio program dedicated to the mystery of obscure music. The sheer volume of new and original artists is utterly overwhelming and A Box of Toys endeavors to pluck these voices out of their dusty basements and onto the airwaves for your listening pleasure. It is the culmination of a …

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A Box of Toys – Rerun of Episode 80

This week on A Box of Toys we will be rerunning Episode 80 from November 9, 2021.  Staalplaat and Klanggalerie stable of artists reviewed and sampled including Blackhouse, Muslimgauze, Zoviet:France, Hafler Trio, Randy Greif, Clair Obscur, Merzbow, Charlemagne Palestine, konstructivists, Psychic TV, Thignpaulsandra, DDAA, Caroline K, RATL, and Snakefinger.


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A Box of Toys – Episode 166 – The Mystery Box

Episode 166 covers a set of singles that were obtained from Unsound records.  Unsound records has mix of Cairo (Egypt) & Montreal (Canada) avant garde artists.  This episode includes Karkhana, Alvarius B, Jane and the Magic Bananas, Ed Yazijian, Clandestine Trio, The Dwarves of East Agouza, AAMM, A-Trio with Alan Bishop, Sam Shalabi, Sir Richard … Continued


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A Box of Toys – A Rerun From September 28, 2021

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It’s a RERUN!  But we’ll be back next week with a brand new show! Episode 75 – September 28, 2021 This week we dissect what makes a good DJ tick by tackling the monumental and obscure release by Shiro the Goodman from 2003 entitled Dance Crazy Until A Meal Rots. Samples include The Bug, Gold … Continued


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A Box of Toys – EP164: Maurice Louca & Friends

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Picking up on a strong Cairo underground vein, we mine the world of Maurice Louca and his many side projects including Land of Kush, Dwarfs of East Agouza, Bikya, Alif, Lekhfa, Praed Orchestra, Karkhana, Nadeh El Shazly, and his own Elephantine and other solo projects.


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Best of Show A Box of Toys – Episode 162 V8

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Our 8th Best Of Show featuring shows 149-161, highlighted artists include Roll The Dice, Phume, Radian, Brice/Glace, Zeni Geva, Point/Line/Plane, Ill Considered, Forgas Band Phenomena, Polar Bear, Get The Blessing, The Comet Is Coming, Shabaka Hutchings, Zem Audo, and Elephantine.


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A Box of Toys – Episode 161 Digital Downloads V10

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Our first series to reach the milestone of 10, featuring obscurities culled from the web, including Red Snapper, J-J Birge, Felix K, Nate Schieble, Klein, Time Of Orchids, Poudingue, M. Louca, Matthewdavid, Stade, C_C, Spirit Skinned, St. Abdullah & Nazary, Psychic Hotline & Kode9.


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A Box of Toys – February 20, 2024

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A Box of Toys is a radio program dedicated to the mystery of obscure music. The sheer volume of new and original artists is utterly overwhelming and A Box of Toys endeavors to pluck these voices out of their dusty basements and onto the airwaves for your listening pleasure. It is the culmination of a … Continued


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A Box of Toys – Episode 160 Winter Needledrop Wrapup

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Recently acquired vinyl from online and record stores yielded the following trove: Cybelle, Delia Derbyshire, R. Stevie Moore, Poudingue, Moses Boyd, Theon Cross, Shifted Phases, Of Montreal, Scott Walker and Steve Lacy. Much of this list is highly collectable. And listenable.