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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.


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A Box of Toys – EP159 – UK Jazz Explosion Wrap Up

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Our final UK Jazz Explosion show and wrap up in the 3 part series, featuring Africa Express, EJ Thackary, Zem Audu, GoGo Penguin, Binker Golding, Matt Calvert, Red Snapper, Maisha, The Grip, Ill Considered, Ezra Collective, The Comet Is Coming, Sons of Kemet and Acoustic Ladyland.


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A Box of Toys – Rerun: Episode 73 Jajaguwar Easy Pics

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Original Airdate:  9-14-2021 This week, we skim the cream from the Jagjaguwar Record label, and find a banquet of bountiful bands, including Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Peter Gabriel, Bon Iver, Mike Patton, and Sharon Van Etten- all of whom are active and in some cases touring in the near future.