04.04.2023 Test Match Special

Richie Vegas
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  • AFRO
  • 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.

Join Richie for two hours of sun-soaked jazz, soul, and afrobeat and more.


Takashi Kokubo & Andrea Esperti – Cassiopeia’s Lady
Kerrier Collective – Life Wants To Live
Urbs – Ever Golden
Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul – Fallin
Young Fathers – Geronimo
DJ “S” – We Do It
Eddie Chacon – The Morning Sun
Carrie Cleveland – Love Will Set You Free
Takeo Yamashita – A Touch of Japanese Tone
Project Gemini – After The Dawn
Just Us – Just A Thought
Rubinho E Mauro Assumpção – No Mundo da Lua
Mysteries of The Revolution – One Whisper
Alina Bzhezhinska, Tony Kofi – Altera Vita (For Pharoah Sanders)
Flock – My Resonance
London Brew – Raven FLies Low
Byron Wallen – Closed Circle
The Brother Moves On – Bayakhala
Balka Sound – Bia Sala
Ayizan – Tribilasyon
Hamad Kalkaba – Tchakoulate
Ait Meslayne – El Fen
Dick Khoza – Lilongwe
Alan Cosmos & His Bam-Baara Soundz – Onua Gyae
Nkono Teles – Martin Street Special