24.11.2022 Test Match Special

Richie Vegas
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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.


Village of the Sun – Village of the Sun (Gearbox, 2022)
Ishmael Ensemble – Feather (Severn Songs, 2021)
Glenn Fallows & Mark Treffel – Moogs Over Jupiter (Mr Bongo, 2022)
Eddie Chacon – Comes and Goes (Stones Throw, 2022)
Lady Blackbird – Beware the Stranger (Chris Seefried Remix) (Foundation Music, 2021)
La Vice & Company – Yes I Do (G.I Production, 1973 / Jazzman, 2018)
Lee Fields – Extraordinary Man (Daptone Records, 2022)
Pearl & The Oysters – Pacific Ave. (Stones Throw, 2022)
Thee Sacred Souls – Easier Said Than Done (Daptone, 2022)
Wutrio – Scarcely Had We Left The House (Thein Records, 1987 / BBE, 2022)
T2 – JLT (Decca, 1970)
The Steve Brown Band – Shine A Light (Seelie Court Digital, 2021)
Walsall Youth Jazz – The Dragon (Jazzman, 2015)
Obadja – En Jobbig Tid (Obadja, 1977)
Gerd Michaelis Chor – Es Bleibt De Sonne (Amiga, 1974)
Perth County Conspiracy – If You Can Wait (CBC Canada, 1971 / Flashback, 2018)
Jimmy Carter & Dallas County Green – Night Of Love (BOC, 1977 / Numero, 2016)
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Mariella (Dead Oceans, 2022)
Sadaka – Children of The Universe (Creatic Records, 1982 / Jazzman, 2015)
JID – The Gardens (Jazz is Dead, 2022)
Keith Chism & Light – My Life and Song (Carrie records, 1983)
Iftin Band – Iisoo Buub (Ostinato, 2022)
Ernesto Djedje – Nini (Analog Africa, 2022)
Alhaji Waziri Oshomah – Omhona (Luaka Bop, 2022)
The Comet Is Coming – Frequency of Feeling Expansion (Impulse, 2022)
Edrix Puzzle – V11 (On the Corner, 2022)
Theon Cross – Forward Progression II (New Soil, 2021)