The annual party celebrating the Midwest's soulful house community features one of Detroit's finest, Marcellus Pittman.
Dj LoftSoul (Uchikawa)
Chicago's Deep House monthly is comin to Detroit during Memorial Day weekend!
EXCURSIONS: Detroit 2018
OK!! To prepay for this event.. Send $17 until April 29th using PAYPAL to [email protected] (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.
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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!
A monthly exploration into the diverse sounds of deep house music in Chicago. Heavily infused with the rhythms of the Afro-Latin diaspora, this musical journey encompasses a variety of influences. With Afro & Broken Beats, Latin & Tech House, Nu-Soul & Jazz-Funk, residents Cordell Johnson and James Vincent bring it all together for a diverse audience of dancers & music lovers who seek adventure on a dance floor.
"Resident selectors Cordell Johnson and James Vincent take a more worldly approach to this low-key dance night, spinning techno and house, but also Latin, broken beat, Afro, jazz, funk and neo soul." - TIME OUT CHICAGO
"Excursions is for all the music lovers and dancers. Come through, listen to the sounds, and dance to the vibe. Let your guard down, sweat, let the music uplift you, and let your collective souls dive deep in the groove of this Excursions..."
SUNDAY MAY 27TH
EXCURSIONS: DETROIT 2018 (7th Installment)
(3Chairs & Unirhythm Records, Detroit)
Malik began his DJ pursuits in the early 90’s. In 1993, Malik released his initial work of production with local Hip-Hop collective “Home Grown”.
Shortly thereafter, he released “Essential Selections, Vol. 1” on the Sound Signature label, headed by Theo Parrish. In 1998, Malik forged a working relationship with Rick Wilhite, Theo Parrish and Kenny “Moodymann” Dixon, collectively known as the 3 Chairs. As production artists and selectors, they have helped to define an integral part of the Detroit sound.Malik’s sound has been around the Detroit and surrounding areas, as well as internationally, spanning Canada, the UK, Germany, Japan and Paris.
Malik is currently heading his own label, Unirhythm, which will release his upcoming projects.
(LoftSoul Records, Japan)
DJ career is related to the construction of the club scene in the old-timer who exceeds 25years.The guest performs in various parts of by the side Japan that serves as regular DJ with the main club in east and west such as Tokyo (Mix,328,Catalist,Fai...), Osaka (Qoo,Grand Cafe,Under Lounge,Down,Flatt...), and Kyoto (Metro,Garden...) in 80..s-90's.
His Style is played from Deep & Soulful House,Techno Track, and Soul and Jazz-Latin to Dance Classics.. Uchikawa music selection is endless and it tells his music life. It is especially acknowledged and the respect more by domestic and foreign co-starring artist done by the sound making and mix sense of overflowing the originality. Moreover, it is spoken very highly to Norman Jay (MBE) to which his huge record collection is famous and known as the godfather of the rare groove, and it is said by Norman Jay himself, "Japanese Jay". Co-starring DJ/artist : in Tony Humphries, Roger Sanchez, Ken Carpenter, Victor Rosado, Nick Jones, Joey Llanos, CJ Mackintosh, DJ Spinna,Jerome Sydenham(Ibadan Records), and Osunlade(Yorba Soul), Glenn Underground, Karizma, Joe Claussell(EX/Body&Soul,NYC),Rap Saunders(Need 2 Soul/Soulmates), Cordell Johnson (Excursions)...It served as the support of Japan tours such as Norman Jay MBE, Soul II Soul, and Young Disciples. etc.
His activity receives the love call and is more active than the mule even of Europe and the US of ..core.. from Japanese various places. Moreover, the resident party : in own club Nagano/Ueda @Loft(Warehouse) and Tokyo/Aoyama @Loop.Premier
It is invited as a guest in London every year and it plays with various clubs. Moreover, "Rhythm Of Elements" by Masahiko Uchikawa and DJ/pianist Makoto Kuyiya that has acted since 1998 keeps releasing from label (Black Vinyl, Future Vision, Loop Sounds, R2 Records...) that represents Europe and Japan and is production supported by the underground house scene, celebrating his 10th anniversary. Uchikawa has had his own solo project, "Loftsoul" was started in 2008.
(Chicago, Soul Jazz Records / Ninja Tune / RVNG INTL)
Born and based in Chicago, Moss’s music embodies two of the cultural foundation blocks of the city’s musical lineage; that of Chicago’s original Acid House sound (c. 1986) - Frankie Knuckles, Phuture, Marshall Jefferson et al, alongside a rigorous experimental sound searching that taps into the cosmic musical lineage of pioneering artist Sun Ra whose Arkestra landed and was based in the city from 1946-61, and the equally pioneering work of The Art Ensemble of Chicago in the 1960s and 70s.
The association with Sun Ra is by no means hypothetical, Moss recorded with the Arkestra leader Marshall Allen and a host of free jazz players for the album Hieroglyphic Being & JITU Ahn-Sahm-Buhl’s ‘We Are Not The First.’ (2015).
Similarly, his relationship to Chicago’s original acid house pioneers of the late 1980s is no hyperbole. Originally mentored by artist/producers Adonis and Steve Pointdexter, Moss also runs his own Mathematics label, releasing a constant stream of new music by foundation acid house pioneers Lil’ Louis, Adonis and many others.
Moss grew up in the south side of Chicago. After being thrown out of the home of his adoptive parents, he then spent three years homeless living on the streets of Chicago, living a nocturnal existence as a gigolo in Chicago’s alternative clubs. He began his career as a DJ at the pioneering Liquid Love parties at Chi-town’s legendary Power House (home of Ron Hardy’s Music Box) around 1989.
(Etc Records / D81 / Culture Power 45 / Mathematics, Chicago)
A self proclaimed "Jazzcat with a drum machine”; Radius aka Radius Etc (Ramon Norwood) started crafting beats in 2001. A “post-genre” producer/live performance artist who made a name for himself excelling in Chicago area hiphop beat battles and later performing in various electronic showcases all over the city with the Moment Sound Crew (Garo, Lokua & Slava). Known for his improvisational hardware Live PA/electronic sets, which range from a wide variety of tempos & multicolored sounds; highly inspired by his hiphop, jazz, dub & house music roots; due to a South Chicago upbringing and worldwide nomadic lifestyle.
Radius is cofounder of various groups including; LAGOS (w/ Leo123), Beyond Luck (w/ DjMoppy, Kenny Keys & Lailah Reich), Dia.L (w/ Lailah Reich), Sense & Radius, The Present Elders (w/ Brother EL) and founder of Etc Records; a label which expresses an etcetera amount of abbreviations, including Ear To Chicago. He also has releases on The Secret Life of Sound, Culture Power 45, HHV Records, Mathematics Recordings and Division 81 Records.
Notable live showcases include; Dublab (Los Angeles, Tokyo and Barcelona), B-Real TV (Los Angeles), Stop Biting Lo-Fi (Seattle), Exploded Drawing (Austin), Housepitality (San Francisco) The Beat Swap Meet (Los Angeles & Chicago), Push Beats (Chicago), Beat Cinema (Los Angeles), The Beat Haus (New York), The Low End Theory (Los Angeles), Left Field (Solfa/Tokyo), Jrocc’s Adventures In Stereo (KPFK/Los Angeles), NTS Radio (London and Los Angeles), Le Mellotron (Paris), Wicked Jazz Sounds/Red Light Radio (Amsterdam), Club Der Visionaere (CDV Berlin), Berlin Community Radio (Berlin) and even hosting his own residency (via Etc Records); Electronic Buffet, with various producers within Chicago and beyond, with the focus on building diverse live electronic music community.
W/ Resident DJ's
CORDELL JOHNSON (Excursions-Chicago)
"I play dance music.."
Cordell Johnson is considered to be one of the smoothest, most knowledgeable djs in Chicago. He
has been spinning records since 1981, listening & learning to the city's pioneers, like Farley "Funkin" Keith, Ben Perez, Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy.. They proved inspirational enough to send him on this nonstop journey in pursuit of his passion for playing music & now creating. Hearing Cordell is believing.
JAMES VINCENT (Excursions-Chicago)
"I am merely the vessel...love is the message & music is the key."
Living, working and playing between the cities of Chicago and New York, over the years dj James Vincent has developed a sound and style uniquely reminiscent of some of the legendary dj's he once followed growing up. As a result of that experience JV has had the opportunity to share his own message of unity through his passion for Deep House Music. While Soul, Jazz & Funk lie at the core of his sound, as a forward thinking dj you can be sure he's always looking to expand the boundaries beyond what is considered the usual or the norm.
Cost: $20 before midnight