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

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

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

EXCURSIONS: April 2018

 Hello April!!
 Building community through music! One nation under a groove!

Welcome to one of Chicago's deep underground dance parties! Nearly 8 years and running, we encourage dance music lovers dancers and drummers to come out and jam with us, every last Thursday of the month! At an favorite establishment on Chicago's northwest side (Bucktown) Danny's has been hosting Excursions: Vinyl Sessions for the last 3 year! Come by have a cocktail and a twirl!

Throughout the day, DJs and live performances will showcase the various sounds and styles of house music, the musical form born in Chicago that has gone on to revolutionize dance music internationally.

Deep House Stage (Chase Promenade North)

  • 7–8pm - Ron Trent
  • 6–7pm - Adam Gibbons
  • 4–6pm - DJ Sabine
  • 3–4pm - Excursions with Cordell Johnson & James Vincent
  • 2–3pm - DJ Duane Powell
  • 1–2pm - John Simmons

Chicago's Deep House monthly is comin to Detroit during Memorial Day weekend!

EXCURSIONS: Detroit 2018
(7th installment)

OK!! To prepay for this event.. Send $17 until April 29th using PAYPAL to (with message saying this is for "Excursions: Detroit 2018") Your name(s) will be added to a prepay list. 

May 1st the cost will be $22 prepay.

Please share this event..

Find, Refine and explore your style in a unique pre-party House Movement Workshop with award winning Chicago Legend, Boogie McClarin.
($15 for workshop & entry to event between 8:45p - 9:30p)
Workshop starts at 9 p.m.
Party starts at 10 p.m.

EXCURSIONS is taking the journey to Movement 2017!
Join us once again as the Chicago underground experience travels to Detroit in celebration of dance music!

We'll have these on hand as well.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

EXCURSIONS: March 2018

How Goes it? Yes we are 3 months into the new year! We're hoping that things will pick up and we can push that Excursions Vibe!
We would love to see more dancers come out and get it in as well as some musicians.. So with that being said every other month we do...

Special Guests:
 Daryll Mellowman, Julio Bishop, Kevin Stacy & Chicago Skyway

JV, Julio Bishop & Cordell Johnson

Every last Thursday of the month 
Bring your dancin shoes cause we're playing serious dance music!
Spend your "WMC" with us!

 Excursions: Vinyl Sessions

Sat. late night in the D!
Pre Party Detroit 
for Movement Weekend
March 31st, 2018
Join us for a all night banger with Josh MilanDJ MinxBruce BaileyRick Wilhite  along with Chicago djs: Abicah SoulCordell Johnson & James Vincent

 We're back wit something new this year!
WE'll be featuring two live acts along with the resident djs as we go deep! 
Like we always do! 
check the link for info and early bird information 

Special Guests: Hieroglyphic Being

Radius Etc.

Check here:

Excursions: Detroit 2018

and don't forget to support the event and get a discounted entry!

contact Cordell Johnson here.. or
our group page on Facebook


also here on :

Also have some new mixes up on
and don't forget to pick up a copy of..
Limited copies (unless you order more from

Happy Spring everybody!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

EXCURSIONS: February 2018

Black history month
We don't have a lot going on event wise except our usual things, but we are in full support to play music that people of color  gave to the world!

"63rd & Soul"
Every Friday Morning

And if your in town, come by Danny's and share a cocktail with us, as we celebrate Afro-Latin-Brasilian dance music

In March
The Lab is back!
Monday night gathering!

There' a new mix available for streaming on
search under the name Cordell Johnson