24.08.2023 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.


Slowly Rolling Camera – Flow
ford – Tell Me Anew
Ultramarine – Reminder
Pep Llopis – Nits De Cristall
Josiah Steinbrick – Tomorrow
Tatsuya Nakamura – Ballad (Edit)
Sachiko Kanenobu – Anata Kara Toku E
Spiritualized – Feels So Sad Glides and Chimes
Persona La Ave – Surfer Girl
Ofege – It’s Not Easy
Lucio Battisti – To Feel In Love
Astronauts, Etc. – I Know (Demo Version)
Dina Ogun – Tombola 94
Jon Lucien – Come With Me To Rio
Life Force – Slow Dancer
Caldera – Triste
Terry Callier – Love Theme (4Hero No Skins Mix)
Eddie Chacon – Sundown (Gigi Masin Remix)
Phoebe Cates – Feels So Good
Rex Omar – Tokota
Demis Roussos – I Dig You
Jantra – Shabal
Eparapo – My Beautiful City
JIM – Then We Do It Again
Reggio – The Light