Departure Lounge

Trevor Parkee (aka Elchino) is a DJ/Music Producer/Radio Presenter and pilot of the long flying radio show, Departure Lounge, making old music sound like new music and new music sound like old.

Each Saturday afternoon, he takes his frequent flyers on a journey around the world visiting old/nu jazz, broken beat, Brazilian, Latin, soul, funk to folk and electronica.

Access first-class lounge entertainment of local underground and established international artists as part of the “Friends as DJs” segment. Travel beyond with Astral Planes, the bi-weekly segment with co-pilot Sasha Soh, making new music sound like old music.

Having started his career in the early 80s, Elchino has taken his hand luggage music selection internationally playing in London, Barcelona, Germany and at the infamous Jazzrooms in Brighton.

Locally he has played as a part of the 'All Funked Up' DJ Collective with Simon Caldwell, Kid Dolphin and the Continental as well as Afrobrasiliana with Tom Studdy, Astronafrica, Walking Fish, DJ JöN, Paris Groovescooter and Benny Hinn. Elchino has also had a long residency at the Cricketers Arms Hotel with All Funked Up and "Nu Jazz for the Jetset" with Gordon 'Savage Gee' Watson.

In 2012, Elchino received a Hall Of Fame Award from Radio Station, 2SER for his 12 years of dedication to promote and support unreleased music through his radio show, and to acknowledge his voluntary service and commitment to the station and the community.

Currently, Elchino is Creating/Producing tracks in his home space pad recording studio, during this process he is also adding the talents of guests vocalists who have been joining him in the studio and layering their vocals over his soundscapes.

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Check out the last four weeks of shows below:

Saturdays at 3PM
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HOSTED BY
  • Trevor Parkee (aka Elchino)

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