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Soul Lounge with Ricardo

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Smooth Soul plus RnB and Reggae


Ricardo has been a familiar name on the London airways for the past 26 years playing a mixture of Soul, Reggae and R&B. After starting out in 1986 as a reggae DJ, his change to becoming a soul DJ was influenced by the classic house parties with legendary sound systems like Mastermind and Rapattack.

Ricardo went on to establish himself as a well known and popular radio presenter on a number of community radio stations, before enjoying three successful years at WNK radio, London’s first black commercial radio station. Following the demise of WNK, Ricardo has remained a popular figure in community radio as well as DJ’ing at many established events such as The First Friday Club and St Lucia Jazz festival.

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Luv Peace and Soul

Hello I m a french listenner via the webapp and I luv your show !! We don't have this in France such a shame ! I give you a warm Thanks. PS : Sorry for my english . Michael

Michael | 13/08/2017

Great show! What was that song?

I missed the artist and name of the song where the chorus goes "She don't even know it, she don't have a clue" Can you tell me who it is? Thanks! Paul

Paul | 07/05/2017


really loving these tunes lois

lois | 15/01/2017

i feel for you

Hi ricardo The feel for you track was featured on the movie Break dance 1 Still watch it now at my age lol ava

ava | 21/02/2016

Earth Wind and Fire

Hi Ricardo Looking forward to your EWF complilation. My all time favourite of theirs is Fantasy. Can never sit still when I hear this sound, and as for Bob - If I could hear One Drop my Sunday would be complete. Great show Thanks to all Carolyn

Carolyn | 07/02/2016

Great Show

Happy Sunday Ricardo! Enjoying the tunes- I have a little cold, but "I'm Dreaming!" Take Care! Yvette Rivers

Yvette Rivers | 08/11/2015

Loving the show as always Ricardo - sweet soulful vibes ava

ava | 01/11/2015

Hello to my daughter

Hey can u say a big hello to my daughter Epiphany hampson who is currently studying hard at Stratford uni love dad Tony Tony

Tony | 20/09/2015

your show

Jus wanted to say hi an as per your playing great Cheeks

Cheeks | 16/08/2015

Shout out

Hiya Ricardo (it's Vorlet). ..first time listening 2 yr new radio show. ..I'm on holiday in Marbella with my girlfriend Nicole who is celebrating her birthday ..please send a shout out..Xxx Vorlet

Vorlet | 21/06/2015

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