Sat, 25 May 2019
What can I say.. We're back for 2019!
We're happy to bring you another edition of Excursions (#8 to be exact) and we're excited to say that we're in a NEW venue this year. I hope you all can come out and be apart of "family" gathering.
We just want to put on a good show for you guys and we also want to thank all the LOVE & SUPPORT we receive from everyone who wanted to help us find a new space and a "potential" home. When things were looking like we were going to take a break this year, God provided us with an opportunity to do something!
EXCURSIONS: Detroit 2019
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Prepaid sales are now available
$21 from May 7th til May 25th
Please send payment (with full names to be added to presale list) to PAYPAL [email protected]
Find, Refine and explore your style in a unique pre-party House Movement Workshop with.. TBA
($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 2019!
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 26TH
EXCURSIONS: DETROIT 2019 (8th 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.
(Uzuri Recordings , Süd Electronic )
Dj – Berlin
Lerato Khathi aka Lakuti grew up in Soweto, South Africa. She took a deep interest in music
from a very young age, inspired by her mother’s impressive collection of Soul & Funk. Her
grandfather also played a significant part in further nurturing her musical interest by
schooling her in the art of Jazz. She inherited his jazz collection when he passed away
and to this date has held onto every piece of vinyl from this collection. The biggest influence & inspiration was to come however with the first batch of Chicago house records.
Her first adventure onto a musical path came when she convinced an empty 100 capacity theatre in a then arty Yeoville – a suburb in Johannesburg, to let her use the
space as a small club in the early 90′s, whilst embarking on a Law Degree. Planet
Hendon was born which saw some of the best local talent play. Around the same
period, she met Alan Abrahams aka Portable/Bodycode and collaborated with him on a few music projects. Some of those works were released on South African deep house label, Dj Syndicate.
Lakuti relocated to London in 1997, where she studied film and worked on various film related projects. She immediately looked into dedicating herself full time into music and
looked at ways of achieving that goal. A breakthrough came when she met the legendary Earl Gateshead, the powerhouse behind the Trojan Soundsystem , who took her under his
wing. They promoted a monthly Friday for about 1 year at the hugely influential underground hub, Plastic People in London.
Lakuti also established and ran successful underground parties in London under the Süd banner. The events ran for 11 years until November 2011 and saw performances from artists
such as Juan Atkins, Move D, Rick Wade, Dj Jus Ed, Boo Williams , Tama Sumo , Prosumer,
Lawrence , Efdemin, Carsten Jost, Pantha Du Prince, Shed, Daniel Bell, e.t.c.
Lakuti established the Süd Electronic imprint with Portable aka Bodycode in October 2002
and Lakuti established Uzuri Recordings Nov 2007 to rave reviews and has since established The Uzuri Artist Bookings & Management agency.
Over the last year, Lakuti has played at clubs and events such as Fabric, The End, Plastic People, Corsica Studios, Herbal, Elektrowerks, Panorama Bar in Berlin, Rex Club in Paris,
Silenco, Weetamix & Motel Campo in Geneva, Concrete in Paris, Dude Club in Milan , Gegen
in Berlin, Prince Charles & About Blank also in Berlin, Bussey Building in London , Dalston
Superstore also in London, Disco Volante in Brescia Italy, Bern Salonger in Stockholm, Cardboard Club in Gothenburg + many many more clubs.
Lakuti has toured Brazil, has played at various art events as well, including @ The opening party @ The South African Pavillion at the Venice Biennale & has played and many festivals such as Glastonbury Festival , Dekmantel Festival + many more. She currently holds a residency at the cult festival Freerotation.
She has also collaborated with various artists on vocal duties. One such collaboration was a vocal track produced by Alan Abrahams under his Bodycode guise, titled, ” Body to Body ” which was released on Germany’s Yore Recordings. Another vocal
contribution appeared on Bodycode’s second album for Spectral, released in 2009. A track titled ” What Did You Say” , which was also released as a single on Spectral in March 2009, with a remix by Babyford.
Lakuti has also collaborated with Matias Aguayo on a track Called ‘Pata Pata ‘ released on Comeme. She has also collaborated with Tama Sumo & The Neighbourhood Character under the Tarantism name and remixed Swedish duo The Knife - a
track called ‘Ready to Lose ‘ out on Rabid Record.
Lakuti has also programmed and curated some events in various cities within Europe such as
Lisbon,London, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and her co-programmed Friday nights @ Panorama Bar with Tama Sumo have been received positively. 2018 marks the most successful year for Lakuti so far, with more than 50 gigs throughout
Europe to date, among those the prestigious CTM Festival Berlin, the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art: RIBOCA, Lovebox Festival London, Jardim Sonoro Festival
Lisbon, Red Bull Music Academy's 30 Years of Techno Festival Berlin with her performance
broadcasted live on Europe's most important culture television channel ARTE, TodaysArt
Festival in The Hague, and Liverpool Disco Festival. Moreover Lakuti founded “Bring Down
The Walls” with Tama Sumo, a new platform for music & education, which launched on the 19th September 2018, with a sold-out live show of house legend Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers in Berghain club Berlin.
(Rhythm Nation, San Diego)
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA Vincent received an education in dance music the old fashioned way, he got his fingers dirty digging for records and working as house music buyer for the infamous Hypervinyl Records. His approach to selecting and presenting music has always been to find hidden gems and present them with confidence.
(Sound Dimensions, Detroit)
The man that provides the sounds for Excursions: Detroit will help get things started with his first appearance at Excursions as a DJ. He will push the sound system to it limits as he is the number one sound guy in the city!
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 to and learning
from the city's pioneers, like Farley "Funkin" Keith, 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 ($15 with Excursions/Unirhythm T-Shirts all night)
See you on the dance floor Detroit!
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