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Amazing kid plays dubstep on a children’s toy

He's armed with 5 buttons, some animal sounds, and an excellent 'fro. 


Joey Cosco

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 27, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 12:31 pm CDT

Move over, Schroeder! This kid might be the best musician to ever play a song exclusively on a musical toy.

This week, a video hit YouTube showing an anonymous teen hammering away at a colorful children’s toy that was clearly not manufactured for making beats. The label on the toy reads “my first Sony,” and it’s part of a series of kid-friendly electronics from the ‘80s—the days before every preteen had an iPhone. 

You can pick one up on eBay for $50.

It sounds like an old toy, too. The mysterious musician coaxes whines and beeps out of the red box that might make a child yell for mommy. All this, however, just adds to the epicness of the beat. Just like your favorite dubstep DJ, he builds up tension slowly and then releases it with pulsing bass and warped samples of animal sounds over the top. Wait for the drop! Or something like that.

YouTube comments ranged from enthusiastically suggesting that he move on to more professional equipment, to cynically commenting on how “easy it is to make music nowadays.” A good chunk of the rest just commented on his hair.

Oh, another reason why this kid is better than Schroeder: Schroeder didn’t have an enormous afro almost the size of his instrument.

Photo via YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 27, 2013, 2:14 pm CDT