27.08.2020 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 is on a lovely funk and jazz hype, with sprinklings of soul and hip-hop.


Alabaster De Plume – Visit Croatia
Louis Cole – Night (Live 2019)
Valium Aggelein – Slower
Albert King – I’m Doing Fine
Tommy McGee – Stay With Me
Eddie Floyd – I’m So Glad I Met You
David Porter – Ooh Wee Girl
The Lost Generation – This Is The Lost Genneration
Makeba & Skratch – Mental Fitness
David T Walker – Lay Lady Lay
Dumama & Kechou – intaka
Surprise Chef – Yung Boi Suite
The George Semper Orchestra – Cosmic Funk
Silouette – Sunny Days
Makaya McCraven – The Newbies Lift Off
The Lightmen Plus One – Cold Bair
Bobby Darin – Catch The Wind
John Westly – Believe
Eddie Finley – Treat Me Right
Shalynn – The Flower Song
Female Species – Tale Of My Lost Love
Tyree Glen Jr – Marl Sehen
Gary Bartz X Maisha – Haarlem to Harlem
Tender Loving Care – My World Is Falling
Alfa Mist X Yussef Dayes – Love Is The Message (Live @ Abbey Road)
The Fantastics – Take A Shot (Instrumental)
Roy Brooks – The Free Slave