Excursions: Detroit 2017

  • Installment #6 Chicago's Deep House monthly is comin to Detroit during Memorial Day weekend! EXCURSIONS: Detroit (6th installment) Please share this event.. Also: 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 28TH EXCURSIONS: DETROIT (6th Installment) DJ's: MARCELLUS PITTMAN (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. http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/marcelluspittman DJ UCHIKAWA (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..the genre borderless selection tells his music life. And, it is especially acknowledged, and the respect more than a 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 Noman Jay MBE to which the huge record collection is famous and known as godfather of the rare groove, and it is said by him "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...It served as the support of Japan tours such as Norman Jay MBE, Soul II Soul, and Young Disciples. etc.(omission) 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(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 Vinyle,Future Vision,Loop Sounds,r2 Records...) that represents Europe and Japan and is production supported by the underground house scene in the world now in 2008 on the 10th anniversary in form. And, his own solo project・loftsoul were started in 2008 Donna Edwards (Shades of Dance, NYC) Dj Black Mamba aka Donna Edwards presents "Shades of Dance" caters to the Dance Massive globally! From Donna's first encounters with music mixing thanks to former neighbor legendary DJ & Promoter Don Welch (Sound Factory Bar/Underground Network), Edwards was smitten with the idea of blending beats and rhythms to make people move! Encouraged by weekly family outings to Brooklyn’s revered Empire skating rink, Donna was influenced by innovative talents like Tee Scott and DJ Big Bob who helped motivate her decision to learn the craft and pursue gigs. Armed with that can-do attitude and a simple mobile set, Donna performed her first paying gig in a Queens, New York bar in 1982. Donna's first club residency began in 1991 with Tracy Pridgen of Trey’s Productions at the Jane St. CafÈ. From there she went on to play at New York city Mega clubs Silver Shadow, Roxy, Octagon, Warehouse & Shelter for various promoters! Donna also traveled making guest appearances in D.C.’s Dance circuit @ club Tracks & the Edge. One of her favorite residencies was @ The Warehouse in the Bronx, NY from 1998 until 2002 - with promoters Tracy Pridgen, Charles Jackson, the late Mike Stone & Dj Andre Collins during the venue’s hey day. Back home in Brooklyn from 2002-2005, she was a third of the trio (with partners Lil Ray and Tyrone Francis) anchoring the thriving BKNY event at the 667 Lounge on Wednesday nights with Kayo. She also started her residency at the borough’s other classic spot, Frank’s Lounge for their Friday FFun soiree. In 2002, she continued to stretch the boundaries of her fame with gender-bashing appearances at the 9th Annual Prospect Park Jamboree in September and in a prime time, 8 hour set at Club Shelter in December. The first woman ever to play at Club Shelter, Timmy Regisford & Freddy Sanon's underground haven for club goers. Her place in club lore is assured but less for her sex and more for her classic commitment to delivering a satisfying dance party that’s tailor-made for specific audiences. "It’s about making sure the people that come through the door are happy, the promoters are happy and the club owner is happy. If you can’t do that, then you won’t be working," she states simply. "The key to a good party is how you play the music - the selection and the programming." Not slowing down in 2003, she has graced the turntables in New York, New Jersey, Orlando, Miami @ the Winter Music Conference, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Germany, London @ club Fabric and Leeds, England bringing her special blend of dance to enthusiastic crowds. During her career she has played with NYC's Legends Timmy Regisford, Louie Vega, Danny Krivit, Andre Collins & more! Donna opened for the Maestro Timmy Regisford of Club Shelter from September thru November and joined the Annual Jamboree cast of dj's for the the 2nd year in a row. She currently has residencies @ Frank's Lounge & Club Langstons & also does several guest appearances per year for select promoters worldwide. Donna's "Shades of Dance" radio show was on air from 2003-2010 at Cyberjamz.com and has returned to DHPradio.com every Tuesday 1pm-2pm EST ! She is also a member of Judy Weinstein's record pool "For The Record" & currently working A&R for Freddy Sanon's Shelter records! For the latest Shades of Dance Podcast & Events please join her FB Fanpage! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shades-of- Dance/125078524224136 https://twitter.com/#!/DjBlackMamba4 http://djdonnaedwards.podomatic.com/ 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. www.excursionschicago.com http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/cordelljohnson 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. www.excursionschicago.com http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/jamesvincent Dj Taz (Gruv Detroit) Host: Cordell Johnson (Excursions, Chicago) James Vincent (Excursions, Chicago)
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