Thursday, August 17, 2017


August is here and so are we!
For the first couple of weeks, it's a little slow, There are a few rooftop parties but we don't jump in the fry until the 3rd Friday of the month and probably our last Friday at Underground Wonder Bar!
We present:
"The Finale"
Friday August 18th we say good bye after 5 1/2 years of giving Chicago late night Underground sounds. Thank you Lonnie for having us and being apart of the Wonder bar experience!

with special guest.. Arie Reyes

James Vincent 

Sunday August 20th a double dose of Cordell!
 Residents Djs Foxxxg  & Jamal Cooper with special guest Abicah Soul & Cordell Johnson

But before Truth, join Darryl Mellowman for a Vinyl Adventure at Gramaphone Records as he presents: "Vinyl Speaks" with special guest
Cordell Johnson playing vinyl tunes within the store!

Dj Cordell Johnson

Aug. 27th
Sound Religion is back and is in a new location this month
with Host Darryl Mellowman
& special guests
Duane Powell & James Vincent
KREW Rock Lounge
6319 W. Roosevelt Road, Oak Park, IL

 Danny's is our home for now.. 
come on down and get in a dance!
August 31st, we say good bye to August, Excursions style!

Pick up a T-shirt 
leave a comment here if you want to order one or I can bring them out with me to Danny's

Next Month
Sept. 30th 

LoftSoul aka Dj Uchikawa

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


July was so busy.. We apologize for not updating the page for the month. so we'll post some pics and our events and keep it moving to August!

Chosen Few Pre Party to the Largest House Music Picnic in the U.S.
Special Guest: Excursions & Ian Friday

JV holding down Chosen Few the Pre-Party @ the Promontory 

The Mansion is back!!

this is the second to last appearance at Underground Wonder Bar and this month we have special guest Dj Pauly C.

Dj Pauly C.

Our monthly every last Thursday of the month in Bucktown (just off I-90 west at Armitage)

Down in the ATL for a Nu Bang Clan Exclusive!!

 Dj Taz (Gruv Detroit)

 Ant. B & Cordell Johnson (Nu Bang)

Michael Scott (People of Earth records) stops thru with his crew! Emusik and Cordell Johnson  on behalf of Nu bang sez.. "Thanks ATL for the support!"

Monday, June 12, 2017


June is here and we're ready to get down!!
Excursions:Detroit 2017 was an uncontrollable FIRE!
Thank you to all that came out and a big shout out to our Excursions crew that helped make Excursions successful!
I'll post a pictures at the bottom of this post.

June 2nd we're back at Boleo! After a successful event on May 5th, we got the call back to one of the sexiest rooms in the city! if the weather is warm the roof top will be open! Join us for some afro latin soulful sounds starting at 10p going til 2a
Join us with Dj/Host David Chavez who is celebrating his 40th

The countdown has started..

After this month, there are only two more dates left that we'll be at Wonder Bar! 
So this month we'll gonna feature one of Chicago's very own latin soul brother as he represents Humboldt/Wicker Park..  Julio Bishop will join us on the decks!
June 10, 2017

Julio Bishop

June 29th we'll be kicking off one of the busiest weekends of the year!!
James Vincent and Cordell Johnson get you in the festive mood with one of the best underground dance parties in town at Danny's!! 
We'll be kicking off the Old School Picnic Weekend on Thursday night so stay tuned 


Chosen Few Weekend officially starts Friday June 30th with..

at the Promontory  5311 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL (Hyde Park)
starting at 3p til 9p 
Special guest 
Ian Friday (NY)
James Vincent & Cordell Johnson (Excursions)

along with hosts
The Chosen Few Djs
Wayne Williams
Alan King
Tony Hatchett
Jesse Saunders
Andre Hatchett
Terry Hunter
Mike Dunn

Get your Chosen Few INFO here:
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You CAN purchase your EXCURSIONS T-Shirt Here(in comments) or send a message to

Also next month in July..
Stay tune for info next month!!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Excursions: MAY 2017 (Anniversary month)

The Month of May we celebrate our Anniversary as EXCURSIONS turns 7 years old!
We try and have a few things planned for this month including a trip to Detroit & Movement festival weekend!
We have some new places for you to check us out in and hopefully we can look forward to a new future in some of these new venues!
Before we start, we want to give Peter Croce a shout for hosting Cordell Johnson at "Sunday Revival" last month @ Motor City Wine and a shout out to David A-P and Melissa!!
& Darryl Mellowman for hosting JV at his event at the Silver Room.

This month we start things off with a birthday shout out to James "JV" Vincent (May 6th)

Thanks to our friend David Chavez we're able to host something new we call...
"Excursions: Night Life" hosted at BOLEO
Chic South American rooftop restaurant & cocktail lounge with a retractable roof atop a hotel.
Address122 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

The 3rd weekend is our new weekend to host our new night at Underground Wonder Bar
and of course we have a special guest:
Longtime Chicago Humboldt Park/Logan Square Dj..
Julio Bishop

Right after that we celebrate our 7 year Anniversary @ Danny's 

Beatin it!

Then the moment we've been waitin a year for.. It's finally HERE!!!

Monday, the Nu Bang Clan returns at MIX!! We join the gang in a all day affair music-thon!
Part One is from 1p-8p 

Part 2 starts at 8p until 2a!!!
Here's the link on R.A.

We hope you can join us for some of these festivities, it should be a good time!

To close out the month (May 31st)
Dj Cordell Johnson and Dj Uchikawa will do a special guest tag-team

 set at...
4641 S. King Drive Chicago,IL 

the weekly event hosted by Reggie Corner (The Way We Were) & Ronda & Koko (RFK Promotions)


Please pre order Excursions #2 release