Live from Liverpool: The Loft - Curated By Melodic Distraction

26.03.2020 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's batting at home (quite literally). Roared on by a partisan home crowd, Richie's latest innings shows why everyone knows that teams enjoy a big advantage whenever they play at home.


Greg Foat – Drifting
The Comet Is Coming – The Universe Wakes Up
Cinematic Orchestra – Lessons (Dorian Concept Remix)
Lung Dart – Outline For Morning
Gil Scott Heron & Makaya McCraven – I’ll Take Care Of You
108 – Baby Song
Sefi Zisling – Ongoing Morning
Terry Durham – Fortunate Isles Interlude
Hideto Sasaki – Little B’s Poem
Louis Armstrong – The Creator Has a Masterplan
Express Rising – Capsize
Dino Valente – Something New
Duke Edwards & The Young Ones – Is It Too Late?
Bill Withers – Can We Pretend
Deniece Williams – Free
Marvin Gaye – Where Are We Going
David T Walker – Brother Brother
Dion – Loving You Is Sweeter
Pearl Dowell – It’s All Over
Ronny Peller’s Satin Sound – From The North
Gil Scott Heron – I’m New Here
Bobby Womack – Stupid
Thundercat – Fair Chance
Donnie & Joe Emerson – Baby
A Winged Victory For the Sullen – The Slow Descent Has Begun
Brian Eno – Big Ship
Hailu Mergia – Yefikir Enguguro

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