27.07.2023 Test Match Special

Richie Vegas
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  • 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.


Kalia Vandever – Recollections from Shore
Circus Underwater – The Surface of the Water
Greg Foat & Gigi Masin – Love Theme
Flora Purim – Walking Away
Terry Callier – You Don’t Care
Levin Goes Lightly – Nightclubbing
Warriors of the Dystotheque – Beachside Drive
NxWorries – Daydreaming
The Blackbyrds – Summer Love
Delegation – Oh Honey
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Observatory Crest
Will & James Ragar – Melting Pot
Mathew Halsall – Water Street
JIM – Still River Flow
John Martyn – Couldn’t Love You More
Mark Capanni – If Life Was A Ferris Wheel
Chapterhouse – Mesmerise (Extended Version)
Chapterhouse – Mesmerise (Single Edit)
The Sunburst Band feat Leroy Burgess – Moving with The Shakers (Joey Negro Extended Mix)
John Carroll Kirby – The Takedown
A Bossa Eletrica – Sob A Luz Do Sol
Avis – Baby, This Love I Have
Pete Josef – Utopia
Thee Sacred Souls – Love Is The Way
Vazz – Breath
Flora Purim – Angels
Zack & Geebah – No Peace No Love