Thursday, December 12, 2019

EXCURSIONS: December 2019

We're officially 12 months in and we gonna end the year on an Excursions High!
Thank you to those who came out and kicked it with us on Thanksgiving night @ Danny's, we had great time playing some jams and dancing around the room!

So now that we are in December, We have some things lined up for your listening pleasure as well as the dance floor workout!  LET'S GET IT!!

A little quiet before the Storm..
But On Dec. 14th..

Cordell Johnson & Antonio Ocasio

James Vincent

Happy Holidays From Excursions!
One of our favorite Djs come to town for a serious get down!
It's been a minute since we last had him out, Antonio Ocasio (Tribal Winds) flies in from NYC!
If you came to the first Excursions event when we invited Antonio, then look for a repeat of that night, it should be a great Holiday jam!!
Join us on the South-side!

WE're back for our 3rd installment, and we're blessed to come back to ATL and share in the holiday spirit!
Originally we were suppose to do the event on Friday, and share in a big weekend that is planned.. but unfortunately, there was a scheduling conflict for Friday, and we desperately tried to find another venue but to no avail, nothing was available. 
So with that we APOLOGIZE for the changing the date to SUNDAY, DEC. 22nd (2019)
We know that normally Sundays is a quiet day in the ATL, but since its the weekend before Christmas, we figure that we'll still give something for the people!
Unfortunately James Vincent can't make the journey because of the Date Change.. So label owner, and friend Michael Scott will step in and represent!
So Join us on Sunday evening affair!

 @ The Sound Table

Cordell Johnson & Kai Alce

Kim Lightfoot (NY/ATL)

Michael Scott (People of Earth Records)

The Day after Christmas,
We're at Danny's for a holiday post Christmas jam!!
Vinyl Sessions!!

On Sat. December 28th 
We are the invited guest djs for "Bricktown Sounds"
@ The Hungry Brain in Roscoe Village

we played this event back in July with featured guest dancers So Swift dance crew.. and it was a hot night in the Village! A lot of fun the whole night, we look forward and sharing some grooves with the neighborhood!
Party starts at 10p until 3a

2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618


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..
We had to change the date of this event to Sunday Dec. 22nd
4pm to 12mid
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!