26.01.2023 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.


Shabaka – Black Meditation
Doom Cannon – Times
Leland Whitty – Windows
Eddie Chacon – Step By Step
Binker Golding – Til my Heart Stops
Astrud Gilberto – Touching You
The Grooms – I Deserve A Little Bit More
Elayne Starr – Must Have Had Company
Jeb Loy Nichols – I Am Just A Visitor
Fuchsia – Shoes and Ships
Greg Foat – The Mage
Jazz Sabbath – Symptom of the Universe
Mysteries of the Revolution – Joe
Dizzy Gillespie – Diddy Wah Diddy (Mozambique)
Horace Silver Quintet – Song for my Father
Pharaoh Sanders – Speak Low
Sean Khan – Moments Notice
Gyedu Bley Ambolley – A Love Supreme
Dexter Story – Buna Be Chow
Good Samaritans – Aikemienaru-Nanorunomwan
Dur Dur Band – Yabaal
CK Mann & His Carousel 7 – Yeaba
Thony Shorbi Nyenwi – No Wrong Show
Gabor Szabo – 24 Carat
Young Fathers – Rice