Joe Kay Credit: Luke Bennett

The Soulection Radio Tour is not your average concert. There isn’t some big-name rock band, pop singer, or rapper leading the audience on a transcendental musical ride. Rather, Soulection Radio cofounder-host Joe Kay crafts a perfectly curated set list of dusties, alternative hip-hop and R&B jams, and mainstream hits from a DJ booth in the middle of the stage, operating in a fashion similar to Soulection, the online radio show produced by his LA-based independent artist collective Soulection Radio. Since it was launched in 2011, Soulection has grown into one of the most popular streaming radio shows in the country (it’s currently available on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Spotify). It’s no wonder—how many other radio hosts can seamlessly create a magical, intimate mood by mixing Tink’s “Million” into Afta-1’s “Lil’ Bit of Ice or Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” into Don Blackman’s “Heart’s Desire?” Listening to Soulection Radio feels like walking into a record store and discovering new sounds and stylistic blends for the very first time; there’s no question that the gang’s live show is a true music connoisseur’s dream.   v