24.09.2020 Test Match Special

Richie Vegas
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  • 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 back up to the crease for two hours of jazz, soul, yacht rock and hiphop from around the world.


Hiroshi Yoshimura – Blink
Catching Flies – Z
Lennox Brown & Sheila Rickards – Jamaican Fruit of African Roots
Sir Coxsone Sound – Piccadilly Circus Dub
Flowdan – Bob Marley (Wrongtom’s Tuff Wrong Remix)
Sly5thAve – The Edge (Swarvy Remix)
Chip Wickham – Blue To Red
Ebi Soda – Dimmsdale
Thundercat – Dragonball Durag (feat. Smino & Guapdad 4000) REMIX
Sandinistas – The Light
Sons Of The Sun – Underwater Dreaming (Instr.)
The B.U.M.S – Take A Look Around
David Ruffin – Mountain Of Memories
Willie Hutch – Sunshine Lady
Smokey Robinson – Family Song
Trio Mocoto – Nao Adianta
Ambiance – Eastwind
Asha Puthli – Right Down Here
Hailu Mergia – Shemendefer
Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience – A Chance To Give
Cliff Richard – Ease Along
Rob Galbraith – Tell Me With Your Eyes
Bobby Darin – The Letter (Extended)
The Butlers – Thinking Of You
The Stunners – Nobody But Me
David Ruffin – I’ve Got A Need For You
Penny Penny – Amarumasi
The Expansions – Mosaic