25.05.2023 Test Match Special

Richie Vegas
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  • FUNK
  • 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.

As the Ashes draw near, Richie steps up to the crease to lay down some glorious tunes to the boundary that even Richie Benaud would be proud of.


Joanna Brouk – Golden Cloud Layers
Jazz Yatra Sextet – Shanti
Gigi Masin – The Wind Song
Sunborn – Echoes
Christian Besa Wright – Cherry Blossom Oak
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Sea Star
Terry Callier – Wings
Julius Brockington – Fourty Nine Reasons
The Circling Sun – Bones
Tomasz Guiddo feat. Louie Auston – Pain In My Heart
Bajy & Electrical Haitian Orchestra – Fou de Toi
John Carroll Kirby – Dawn of New Day
Brandee Younger – Livin and Lovin in My Own Way
Hairy Diamond – Givin Up
Lord Echo – Woah! There’s No Limit (feat Mara TK, Alternate Version)
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Wake Up Everybody (Psychemagik Edit)
Toto – Georgy Porgy (Brubekk Edit)
Lonnie Liston Smith w/ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Love Can Be
The Electric Ladies – Nothing Between Us
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds – Fallin In Love
Stroke – Without Your Love
G.C Cameron – If I Love You
Uneda Dennard & Shandells Band – Fantasy Ride
Elsi Curry – You Make Me Feel (Running Water AKA Waterhouse Mix)
Busy Code – Bianco
Cruisic – Jazz Carnival
Bah Samba feat The Fatback Band – Let The Drums Speak
Edgar Winter – Above & Beyond (12″ Version)