Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Excursions: November 2019

Halloween started like this and took us into our November with 3 inches of snow! UGH!
But a big shout out to those who came out to Danny's for Vinyl Sessions! It was a fun night and great time!

So to lead us into November we started things off at the POST!
Excursions: Underground!

Yes Join us for a night of music on a BIG sound system!

Thanksgiving Night Nov. 28th work off some of that good eatin on the dance floor as we'll provide all the motivation you need...

Cordell Johnson & James Vincent all night


Antonio Ocasio joins us for a holiday jam at the Post
Look for us on Dec. 14th
Prepay tickets are here on this link... 

and the ATL..
on Friday, Dec. 20th
Prepay info click on the link 

Cordell Johnson

Kai Alce

Kim Lightfoot


Thursday, October 3, 2019


Its officially FALL!
We want to start off the season right with our first official Underground Party in Chicago! What makes this so special? Well it's the first time that we are hosting a late night after dark event in Chicago! 
If you're familiar with our event in Detroit then we are trying to bring that same atmosphere here to Chicago in a legitimate space, with a big sound system!
Join us for this first edition of 
Things can only get better from here! 

 Music by Cordell Johnson & James Vincent
Hosted by Sheldon Randolph & Excursions Staff

$10 at the Door / $5 with Excursions T-Shirt
$7 with Excursions: Underground card

Sunday.. the day after!
The Recovery Party is here!
Suave Sundays @ Wise Owl
Join Us with your hostess, Yvette Magallon
BEARS football at Noon!
Then from 3p til Midnight
Music by some of the best Djs around town
Duke Shin, Black Terry, Lee Farmer & Toe-Knee (Birthday set)
with JV & Cordell

Dive into the weekend with a little something for the soul!
Come get your spirit lifted...UNDERGROUND
with selections by Sheldon Randolph & James Vincent

At the Post
5745 S. State St.
10 - 4a

 Meanwhile in Sao Paulo...
Cordell Johnson joins Godi Osegueda
October 19th

"Starting the weekend in excitement of playing some tunes on the best sound system in Sao Paulo, alongside my partner in crime from Chicago, Cordell Johnson"
- Godi Osegueda
and a few days in Rio as well..
Information on play dates in Rio will come up soon..

Friday night in Rio!! On the Rooftop!!

 October 31st
Let's have some Ghostly Fun as we get it in on Halloween Night!
Wear your best Halloween costume!

Danny's Halloween 2019

Coming IN November:
The journey continues late night..

Sunday, September 8, 2019


 The Fall weather is upon us.. we had a good summer and some beautiful events we were apart of as well as hosting our usual thing.
This month is somewhat quiet for us but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy hard at work trying to put something together for you to enjoy!
Last month, our August edition of Vinyl Sessions was somewhat of a surprise! Being the beginning season of Virgo,  Host resident Cordell Johnson celebrated his birthday with loyal supporter Alma Wieser. which turned out to be a wonderful night of music and dancing!!

Friday Sept. 20th
Dj Elbert Phillips celebrates his 50th Birthday
 along with fellow Virgos!

All night affair on the southside!
The Post is the place to be!
Happy Birthday Elbert!

JV heads out to NY to celebrate the life of a good friend and fellow Dj:  Master Dock
Along with Djs Keith Porter(Nu Bang, NYC) & Adam Rios (Shelter)
Master Dock was suppose to come play with us here in Chicago last year in Sept. at our Vinyl Sessions event at Danny's and a week before he was due to come out, he made his transition.
We want to remember Dock as a respected peer, solid DJ & a great friend! He came to Chicago a couple of times and showed Excursions much love!!
Thank you DOCK!

So on Thursday Sept. 26th we return for our monthly at Danny's

Get Ready for Next Month as we prepare for a true underground event IN CHICAGO
Some of you may not know how hard it is to do an underground, late night event and hear music that you love..

(Check the link just below this photo,  it has prepay information on it..
and if  present this card at the door, you will get discounted admission).

Click the link above for all the details 
Prepay information also listed in the link.

Oct. 5th
until 5am 

We would love to see the dancers out on the floor!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Excursions: AUGUST 2019

Just like in UK the month of August is a hiatus for us..
Not much going on, but we have a couple of things to add for this month.

This just in: 31st street pier
Nu Bang take over with host Torin Edmond featuring Greg Gray (Nu Bang Clan)
Opening Set by Cordell Johnson (Excursions, Nu Bang)

Dj Cordell Johnson

 On August 29th
We return for our monthly "jaunt" at Danny's
we really try and get it in here at Danny's. If you haven't been, if you  like dance music then this is worth checkin.

Dj James Vincent (JV)

Feel free to reach out and inquire about picking up a T-Shirt.
 It's like having a membership card as you'll be discounted for Excursions events.

We have several colors.. hopefully we'll have your color in stock.

We have a special surprise in Oct.  Save the Date

10pm - 5a

Save The Date!!
You're invited to take a Global Soul adventure
to the Underground
So, come feel what you been missing as the next leg of what has been a nine year journey begins!

A special Birthday shout out to our Brother & Sister Sean Haley & Kimmie D
May you both RIP!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Excursions: JULY 2019

We are recovering from a busy June month in which we were doing something every week, which doesn't happen very often. We enjoy staying busy and we look forward into more opportunities into playing out more often! 
Here is a link to some photos of our appearance at Summer Dance in Chicago!

Even thou its a hot one, July is somewhat quiet for us.
so we only have a couple of things that we got going on..

Right after Chosen Few Weekend, we are taking it deep on Monday night with Jozana & Black Terry! Un-shazamable Mondays

Friday July 12th
Excursions very own James Vincent is playing at the "Edge Of The Looking Glass Reunion" event with special guest Dj SPEN (Basement Boys)

Thursday July 25th
Our monthly at Danny's every last Thursday..

 Sat. July 27th
We're the special guest Djs for this hot event at the Hungry Brain
Set starts at 9pm until 2:30a

Monday, June 3, 2019


WE want to thank everyone that came out and help participate in our anniversary month of doing "Excursions"!!
It was great being apart of a busy weekend in Detroit and closing things out in Chicago.
And we want to apologize to everyone who came out to Excursions: Detroit 2019 and not being able to experience fully where this event was going! Just as we were hitting the peak hour, Detroit's finest decided to pay us a visit and said that they had one complaint about noise and decided to shut us down. A huge disappointment as this was the first time in 8 years that this happened. No one was out of pocket, No one was causing any disturbance outside, just grown people gathering dancing and listening to music. AFTER all that went into this party, and to have the final result ended up with the police being involved.. Makes this a bitter pill to swallow. 
At the end of the day, we're back to square one for next year looking for a new space and hopefully a space that will allow us to do our thing. Thank you to several people that help put this event on.. Without your efforts, I wouldn't be writing this at all.
Mimi, Sabine, Terry J., Vincent.. People who love this event and went the extra mile to help us find a space. THANK YOU.
To my staff that deals with me on a regular basis that helps us manages the night. We thank you as well!
To my Djs except Marcellus, thank you for doing what you do and giving the best music that the crowd can experience and enjoy. Shout out to our special guest,  Lakuti who played a rocking set that blew us away.. As for Marcellus, we owe him a do over for next year as he was the only one that didn't get to play. Shout out to our dancers!! You guys make the world go around, your presence on the dance floor, baby powder in hand and Kafani blessing the floor with incense is all apart of the experience,Thank you especially! 
Thanks to the space owner for allowing us to come in and transform the room at the last minute, the venue change kinda hurt us but, again we were lucky to have a few hours together.. until Next Year!

Here are a few photos from the outdoor event at GOLD CASH GOLD in Detroit the day after Excursions: Detroit
Cordell Johnson & M. Pittman
Issac P.,Cordell J. & M. Pittman

Shout out to those who came to Danny's for "The Vinyl Sessions" and celebrated with us for our 9th year of Excursions! As we enter into the summer months, we hope to make year 10 a special year as we have been proving a space for everyone to be apart of this musical journey. Not just here in Chicago but all over the world. We are coming to you, God help us!

Now on to June 
we are busy!!
 Friday June 7th
Cordell Johnson joins Alan King at the M Lounge!
House Music all night long!

Sunday June 16th

 Turntable Madness as we set up four decks for this one at the Whistler!
Our opponents for this tag team match will be:
Julio Bishop & Dj Frique 
This should be a lot of fun!

Sat. June 22nd

WE're hosting a Record Swap Day at the Hungry Brain Bar
Bring some Vinyl to trade or do a little shopping
from 3p- til 8p
And the grill will be open on the back patio too!

Thursday June 27th
Danny's (the Sign sez it all)

Friday June 28th
Join us after work from 6-9pm 
601 So. Michigan Ave. for "Summer Dance"
We're very honored and excited to be invited to play in this year Summer Dance! Bring your dancing shoes and your baby power We will not hold back on the tunes on this day, experience underground Chicago! 

T-shirts will be available