Soulection’s 400th Episode

Soulection (Soundcloud sensation turned Beats 1 radio show) is hosting a ticketed recording of their 400th episode in Los Angeles on Saturday, 23 March. Joe Kay, the show’s co-founder and head A&R, recorded the first episode in January 2011 and has since amassed over five weeks’ worth of recorded audio, toured his DJ sets and expanded the brand to include a roster of other artists. …

Sigur Rós + Los Angeles Philharmonic: Live at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

With 15 tracks sprawling across an almost two-hour set, Sigur Rós’ 14 April live performance with the LA Philharmonic has finally been mixed and released. Beyond the sheer beauty of seeing and hearing their ethereal songs come to life with such orchestration, the set features new arrangements from Nico Muhly, Dan Deacon, Owen Pallet and composer David Lang.

Taylor Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” Performance

The New York Times’ Wesley Morris had the uncommon, extraordinary experience of, as he explains, sitting in on “246 songs spanning 240 years for 24 straight hours,” performed by artist Taylor Mac during his “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” extravaganza. Morris’ takeaway was one of wonder and appreciation, especially regarding Mac’s moral grasp and the way he addressed “racism, chauvinism, homophobia, misogyny and white …