Test Match Special (July ’20)
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.
This month, Richie takes to the crease at Stadio De Nomad, posting a high score filled with breathtaking soul, disco and stylish cover drives!
|| BEATEN TRACKS ||Tracklist
Ike White – Antoinette
John Hunt – Power
100% Pure Poison – Boarding Pass
Staple Singers – H-A-T-E Dont Live Here Anymore
Sue Barker – Love For The People
Tommy McGee – Make Sure
Moses Sumney – Bless Me
Kassa Overall – Visible Walls
Jeremy Cunningham – Sleep
Dee Dee Bridgwater – People Make The World Go Round
Shirley Scott – Don’t Look Back
Mathews Southern Comfort – Sylvie
Khruangbin – One To Remember
Ike White – Changing Times
Jim Dickinson – Strength Of Love
Cook Classics – Home Is Where The Heart Is
Omega – Udvari Bolond Kenyere
Mutha Goose Militia – Ain’t No Change
Souls Of Mischief – Cab Fare
Jeff Lorber – Night Love
Aretha Franklin – It Only Happens When I Look At You
Greenwood – Sparkle
Sonya Spence – Let Love Flow On
Odyssey – Battend Ships
Evans Pyramid – Never Gonna Leave You
Double Exposure – My Love Is Free (Walter Gibbons Disco Madness Remix)
New York City – Quick, Fast In A Hurry (Tom Moulton Remix)