Live from Liverpool: The Loft - Curated By Melodic Distraction

27.02.2020 Test Match Special

Richie Vegas
More about this show
  • FUNK
  • JAZZ
  • SOUL

Richie Vegas cut his DJing teeth in his late teens - messing about with hip hop and breaks - before plundering his family’s record collections and forging a sound that includes soul, funk, jazz, afrobeat and reggae.

An integral member of the Jiggery Pokery collective running eclectic hip hop nights in Liverpool and beyond - Rich’s distinctive style has found him playing countless gigs over the intervening 15 years: holding residences at some of the finest bars and clubs, and supporting visiting dignitaries such as Lee Scratch Perry, Hot 8 Brass Band, Don Letts, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80.

Test Match Special is an opportunity to showcase a selection of tunes that doesn't quite fit with live DJ sets, explore less-travelled paths and distill 20 years of musical musings. Expect lost monsters, obscure reworkings, stubborn earworms and wickets galore.

This month, Richie steps up to the crease for two hours of an all vinyl extravaganza, encompassing jazz, funk and some strictly groovy vibes.


Pi R Square – Fantasy
Gong – Mandrake
Kool And The Gang – North East South West
Tyrone & Carr – Take Me With You
Stanley Cowell – Here I Am
The Floaters – Float On
Don Covay – Leave Him
June Conquest – No One Else
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes – Wake Up Everybody
Scientist & Jammy – Death Of Mr Spock
Augustus Pablo – Myrrh In Dub
Dennis Brown – Wolf & Leopard
Horace Andy – Greedy Girl
Roy Ayers – And Don’t You Say No
3D feat Roy Ayers – Rockin You Eternally
Greg Osby – Poetry In Motion
Peanut Butter Wolf – Devotion 93
Hank Crawford – Funky Pigeon
Donald Byrd – The Baby
Yussef Lateef – Prayer
JVC Force – Strong Island (BLUE Mix)

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