Tuesday, October 9, 2018

EXCURSIONS: October 2018

October is here and the action has just begun!
Closing out September with a bang @ Danny's and in Berlin at Berghain
We start the month in Wicker Park with dj Duke Shin! 

Also in Wicker Park

And the Long awaited West Coast Tour takes place with just two stops
The First one being in Las Vegas with an old friend of ours Dj Rob Alahn & Doug W. 
Friday Oct. 12th

Then a serious Day Party in San Diego
Hosted by Dj Vincent (Rhythm Nation)

A hot line up to last the day! 
Come on out and spend some time with us!

Welcome back to Japan Tour!
 Welcome Back Cordell Johnson @ Loft in Ueda
with Dj Uchikawa (LoftSoul)

 Cordell's first appearance in Nagoya

The official Excursions Tokyo Party

Hosted by the Gasoline Crew

Long awaited return to Osaka
 with Dj K-Katsu

Be sure and catch me live every Friday morning on 
from 10a til Noon (central time)

Those of you looking for Excursions: Vinyl Session (Chicago)
we will post some info about it later on this month..
Stay Tune.

A shout out to Panorama Bar & staff in Berlin
and the hosts of "Finest Fridays" (Sept.28)
Tama Sumo & Lakuti
Much Respect from Chicago
Hope to see you soon!

Awesome Tapes From Africa, Cordell Johnson & Tama Sumo
(Outside of Berghain)

Thursday, August 23, 2018

EXCURSIONS: September 2018

A Birthday Celebration with these guys! Come join in the fun with music and dancing
at Room 2

Sept. 8th

Monday, Sept. 10th
The Sound Lab is open @ Danny's
Come by and join us for some music and goodies!
The Turntables are open to our chosen guest However, 
we encourage our music selectors, to dig deep into their music collection and find some left field/out there, but dope music.
you will not be judged by what you spin. If you just want to dance and listen to some different shit that other will be playing, then this is the place and time for it to happen.

This month's guest selectors:

Dj Drea
DJ Jeremy

On Sept. 28th

James Vincent will be holding down the turntable duties along with a Special Guest

Dj James Vincent

Friday Sept 28th Berlin, Germany
 We're happy to announce that Excursions resident Cordell Johnson will be the special guest at the World Famous Berghain/Panorama Bar @ Finest Fridays
with hosts & resident Djs..

with Guests

Cordell Johnson

Awesome Tapes From Africa

Holla at us if you're interested in owning one of these!

Monday, August 6, 2018

EXCURSIONS: August 2018

The Dog days of Summer are in full effect!
We don't have a lot going on but here are some of the things we are doing this month.

Aug. 4th
Dj Cordell Johnson at Navy Pier's 'Wave Wall Wax'
Sat afternoon event

Sunday, Aug. 5th
Dj James Vincent 
@ Gramaphone Records 
with host Darryl Mellowman
Darryl Melloman's Vinyl Speaks @ Gramaphone Records 

Friday Aug. 10th
 Every 2nd Friday 
James Vincent co-host

August 17-19 Charivari in Detroit

Cordell Johnson will be appearing on Sunday @ 6pm
A special Thanks to Charivari people for inviting Cordell to be apart of this year's event!

Our Monthly Get Down (Aug. 30th)
We're also celebrating one of our good friends Birthday 
Alma Wieser
Cordell Johnson & JV @ Danny's

We got T-shirts on hand 
If you want one 
Leave a message here with your email or a number to contact you..
Otherwise come to one of the events and let us know you're coming so that we will have some Tees with us!

There may be a Birthday event on Aug. 31st stay tune for details for that

Last but not lease..

Friday August 31st

Fox Bar at Soho House Chicago in the West Loop, welcomes in the SOULPHONETICS Dj collective to their cozy late-night watering hole for a night of stiff drinks, delicious bites and vinyl tunes, from Hip-hop to soul, Latin to funk, disco to Afro-beat and anything else to dance the night away.

◄ SOULPHONETICS | #InternationalRudeBoys
 Cordell Johnson | #Excursions

Fox Bar at Soho House Chicago
113 N Green St # 125
10PM-2AM | 21+ 
(Membership not required)

Sunday, June 17, 2018


The Heat is here and things have been popping for the last couple of weeks in and around Chicago! We're trying our best to stay as hot as the heat here in the city! May & June were busy months for us and we hope to keep the momentum going thru July!

WE start things off with our sound experiment
July 2nd


This month we lost our brother and I want to let our people know that Sean haley will always be apart of Excursions

Sean Haley & Cordell Johnson

Sean Haley

You will always be with us!

Then our monthly event every last Thursday of the month!

Cordell Johnson & James Vincent

Get a Excursions T-shirt

Let people know you been on that journey too!

Thursday, June 7, 2018


Happy June!
Thank you for your support last month!
Here's what's in store for this month!

 *Pop-Up//Pop-Out*** Summer Edition 

Come get these SUMMER VIBES all weekend at The Silver Room, we have two days of amazing DJs, Beat-makers and Vendors. This event is Free.


 Cordell Johnson @ Silver Room 6/2/18

June 2nd 

June 8th


First Show at:

Second Show:

dj set in between and after the show

    • Thursday June 14th
    • at
    • The Promontory

JUNE 22nd

Welcome to one of Chicago's deep underground dance parties. 8 years and running, we encourage dancers & dance music lovers to come out and jam with us every last Thursdays of the month! 
An neighborhood favorite on Chicago's northwest side(Bucktown), Danny's has been hosting Excursions: The Vinyl Sessions for the last 3 1/2 years.. So swing by for a cocktail and twirl!!!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Excursions: MAY 2018

Excursions in MAY is always JUMPIN'!
Yes it's our anniversary month and we are locked and loaded with quite a few things.. 
Memorial Day Weekend will be the start of our 8 year anniversary!

We once again invite you to join us this coming
Monday, May 7th for the 4th edition of Excursions: Sound Lab! 
in celebrating unity & friendship thru music, analogue and live and thru dance, we want to bring people from all communities together! 

The Turntables are open to our chosen guest However, 
we encourage our music selectors, to dig deep into their music collection and find some left field/out there, but dope music.
you will not be judged by what you spin. If you just want to dance and listen to some different shit that other will be playing, then this is the place and time for it to happen.

London DJ and Producer Aroop Roy returns to the Cerise Rooftop for the Chicago leg of his second full US Tour. Joining him on the decks will be local stalwart Cordell Johnson.

A  pre-party at SMART BAR
Friday May 25th

the Pre-Party the night before the Chicago House Music Festival in Millennium Park. 
The line up for this event represents a serious deep house music vibe that stretches across the country, from Boston to Los Angeles. 
Excursions is proud to host this event and a couple of the guest djs that will be playing at the Festival.

Line-up /
Dj Shani

The Chicago House Music Festival will take place in Millennium Park over Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 26th. 

Deep House Stage (Chase Promenade North)
7–8 p.m. – Ron Trent
6–7 p.m. – Adam Gibbons
5–6 p.m. – DJ Sabine

3–5 p.m. – Excursions with Cordell Johnson & James Vincent

2–3 p.m. – DJ Duane E. Powell
1–2 p.m. – John Simmons

May 27
And Then on Sunday in DETROIT...

Throwback: Movement 2005
Elbert Phillips, Tanya, Gene King, Maria, Cordell Johnson & Princess Tam Tam (RIP)

May 31st
Back to Chicago for our monthly @ Danny's