27.04.2023 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.

Tune in for April's show with Richie in the studio!


Masahiro Takahashi – Silky Lake
Kahil El Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Orchestra – The Opening
Hoyt Axton – Way Before the Time of Towns
Bobbie Gentry – Thunder in the Afternoon
Paul Burton – So Very Hard to Make It (Without You)
Thomas East – Slippin Around
Willie Wright – I’m So Happy Now
The Trinikas – Remember Me
United Freedom Collective – Even The Very Wonder Was Coloured
Walter Hawkins – Metropolis
Lonnie Liston Smith – Peaceful Ones
People – Misty Mood
The Manhattans – Follow Your Heart
Brian Hyland – Hale to the Man
Sirarcusa – Streap Tease in the Stars (The Way I Do)
Three Pieces – if Only I Could Prove To You
Myron & E – If I Gave You My Love
Bobby Reed – Time Is Right For Love (Prince of Ballard Remix)
Catching Flies – Change Of Hearts
Brooklyn Funk Essentials – Take The L Train (To Brooklyn)
Analog Player’s Society – Dancehall Days
Fast 3 – Don’t You Want Me?
Yasuko Agawa – L.A Night
Thundercat & Tame Impala – No More Lies
Kamal Keila – Al Asafir
Myron and E – Do It Do It Disco