Venue: Indra Lounge
Address: 841 Washington Ave
Time: 9:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Presented by: SWEAT, Sweet & Deep, Strictly Jazz Unit, Global Influences Music
SLAAG RECORDS began releasing in 2000 with Goin’ Up by Dawn Tallman.
SLAAG RECORDS is a label committed to developing vocal artists. Its primary musical focus is house music, but R&B and Gospel are also in its sights.
To date there have been 26 single releases and 3 full length album projects are in process.
The album projects are from Dawn Tallman, Remedy and Eddie Nicholas, the core label artists. SLAAG TRAAX has been spun off to capitalize on the dance music world of DJ produced releases, leaving SLAAG RECORDS to its mission.
SLAAG RECORDS also works with non-profit entities for their fund raising efforts. The label has provided donations of money, time from its CEO, Glenn Thornton and lent its artist to perform at events. Neighborhood Childcare Center in Montclair, NJ is the most recent event SLAAG RECORDS was involved with.
SLAAG RECORDS sponsors events designed to raise awareness of Vocal House Music, and the artists and DJ’s that comprise it. We are sponsors of Think Soul, a bi-monthly Monday night in North Jersey as well as the Atlantic City Dance Express, now in its second year. Over the years we have also sponsored other events in Miami Beach, Amsterdam, Philadelphia and New York.
Venus 7 (GIM), Glenn Thornton/Dawn Tallmen & Eddie Nicholas (Slaag)
DJ VENUS 7
Diva of the Deep - Global Influences Music -Pressure Radio UK
Exploring the vast terrains of London to Tokyo, Philadelphia, Chi town to NYC, alongside other international DJs such as Mr. V, E- Man, Marques Wyatt, Frankie Feliciano, Joe Claussell, and Alix Alvarez, Venus gained the respect of the underground scene as well as the club scene. Venus 7 is a professional who fine-tunes and tweaks the mixer and the mix itself. Having the pleasure of spinning at various exclusive venues including the Opera House-Ireland, Bournemouth-UK, Spin and Kid FM Radio-London, Roxy-Boston, Avalon-NYC, Groove-Tokyo, Twilight-Hong Kong, Image Lounge and Xpander-Amsterdam, Envy-Detroit, and Nicki Beach-Miami, her experience goes beyond the tables. She also majored in electronic music production in New York. Her love for Soulful-Deep-Afro-Micro House and Tech House is obvious. With a residency at the Sofitel Hotel Philadelphia, Venus 7 designs fresh patterns of lounge vibes with Nu Jazz, Nu Soul, Down Tempo, Acid Jazz, Lounge. Rare Groove, and Bossanova every Wednesday. Venus 7's ability to intuitively peruse a crowd and pay attention to detail is only rivaled by her intensity on the decks. Never wasting a second, whether DJing or promoting, Venus 7's work ethic is unparalleled as she is also uncanny, a sharp shooting businesswoman. She has proved time and time again that her dedication to music is as strong as her commitment to deepening and enriching her community worldwide. Look out for her musical projects- DIVA'S AND SLAAG'S RADIO SHOW ON PRESSURERADIO.CO.UK WITH THE RESPECTED LABEL SLAAG RECORDS OWNED AND RUN BY GLENN THORNTON, NEW RELEASE ON SLAAG TRAAX AND VENUS'S OWN BRAND NEW LABEL: "GLOBAL INFLUENCES MUSIC," 1st WEDNESDAY PHILADELPHIA FASHION EVENT, "The Divas Of The Deep Tour," "Planetsoul Network Toronto CA," "Chicago Fever," and 88.5 WUNR- Chicago's underground radio station Cyber James, and the WMC MIAMI USA. Venus 7 perpetually discovers and concocts unique and interesting revivals of different genres within the DJ and EDM scenes. Finding inventive ways of projecting positive and soulful messages to the masses while putting the music at hand is the forefront of her focus. In a female DJ revolution, Venus 7 is equipped with her guns fully loaded.
DJ GLENN THORNTON
Slaag Records -Pressure Radio UK
DJ Glenn Thornton Bio
A New Jersey native, Glenn has been a DJ for many years. Most notably as a resident DJ for the long running New York Sunday party Together in Spirit. Glenn has also played clubs in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Newark and Chicago. His style ranges from funky, sexy lounge to banging, sexy energy.
Glenn Thornton is owner of SLAAG Productions, Inc. the home to house music labels SLAAG RECORDS and SLAAG TRAAX. SLAAG Productions, Inc has been releasing records and promoting its artists for over 8 years.
SLAAG RECORDS is an artist, song driven label. Its focus is releasing and promoting vocal artists that can perform their material whether in a small club, a big club or an arena setting. SLAAG RECORDS is moving toward releasing full length CDs and using single releases as the promotional tool.
SLAAG TRAAX is a single release driven label. It releases instrumental tracks/songs, vocals that are not full songs and soulful electronic sounds. It will also serve as the test bed for artists that may release full length Cds but are establishing themselves through single releases.
Artists with releases on SLAAG RECORDS and/or SLAAG TRAAX:
Wendy Lewis & The Hi-Phazers
The 1200 Warriors
The Rhthym Slave
THE QUEEN OF GOSPEL ENERGY
Born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut, Dawn began singing in the house of God from childhood. Later, she expanded her body of work into the R&B and Dance scenes. Dawns voice and style have been compared to those of many great vocalists, like Chaka Khan, Karen Wheeler and Oleta Adams, yet her style is completely & audibly her own. Her ear for harmonies and her perfect sense for the placement of backgrounds & ad-libs make her a producers dream and an audiences delight.
Dawn’s voice has blessed numerous singles as the featured artist and she is on the must call list for many producers when they are looking for someone to arrange and sing backgrounds. In her own right and as a member of various ensemble groups, Dawn has traveled all over the world. If you’d like to see a partial list of her accomplishments, take a look at her page on Discogs.com (www.discogs.com/artist/DawnTallman).
You can also get a view of Dawn online at www.MySpace.com/DawnTallman and www.SLAAGRECORDS.com where you can understand her crowning as the Queen of Gospel Energy.
The Queen of Gospel Energy is an appropriate moniker for the lady that has defined this NEW genre of music. Through her releases on SLAAG RECORDS, the driving energy of house/dance music has been fused with lyrics and spirit of gospel music. Many DJ’s of the Praise Party circuit have used Dawn’s releases as a staple in their radio show and mixtape sessions. Gospel Energy at long last is making its way from a secret of DJ’s to a place in rotation on Inspirational radio stations worldwide.
This amazing lady has also appeared on the VH1 hit reality show "Born to Diva," where she was one of the top 5 contestants. Some of Dawns tours include: Patti La Belle, KC & JoJo, Keith Sweat, Dave Hollister, Michelle Williams, Stephanie Mills, Calvin Richardson, & Kim Burrell. She was booked for 3 months of work at the Soul Star Caf.. in Tokyo, Japan. She has had quite a few Billboard charted singles: Feel It (Nervous) ..8, Wake Up (Nervous) ..8, Be Encouraged (Rampage) ..8, Let It Go (Nervous) ..13, and Heavenly Light (Slaag) ..11. Some of her other singles include: You Are Why (Slaag), Believe (Brighter Days) (Slaag), Goin Up (Slaag), He Did It (Distant), Together in the Spirit (duet with Gerideau) (Welcome Wax), Through The Fire (Soundmen On Wax), and I Get Happy (Soundmen On Wax)
Her most recent Billboard success is the #4 spot on the Dance Club Play Chart in April 2007. The song, YOU ARE WHY. Currently EVERYTHANG is riding the waves of success with several versions played globally on radio and in clubs.
With his forceful vocals, ranging from baritone to a soaring falsetto, Edward or Eddie as he called is able to adapt to many musical genres. Edward is not new to the music scene. His first song appeared on the independent record label Strictly Rhythm entitled, “You Make Me Carry On”, 1995.
Edward has appeared with the Virginia State University Concert choir in Concert with Barry Manilow and the Montclair Community Choir under the direction Of CeCe Rogers at the Beacon Theatre in New York for The British Rock Concert in salute to songs written and performed by the Beatles. He has traveled the world to participate in music conferences in Italy (Italian Music conference), London and Amsterdam (Amsterdam dance event ), 2007 he acted as host for the Body Music Chicago /Slaag Records showcase at the Sand (Amsterdam) for over 2500 people featuring CeCe Peniston and Dawn Tallman and in 2008 he participated in the Lincoln Park Music Festival, Newark NJ
He has recorded and performed with such dance artist as Philip Ramirez and Mijan Mann and worked with the production teams of 95 North; Doug Smith and Richard Payton USA , BOP entertainment Paul Scott and Shank Thompson USA, Paul Trouble Anderson, London UK, Trent’n Boyz of South Jersey; Ace Mungin of Ace Beat Records USA, Harley & Muscle of Milan Italy , Crispin Glover MCA records UK, Crash Records, Canada , Rasmir Mantree/Mantree Records USA , Adam Cruz/Mixtapesessions USA.
Edward has performed on stages in New York, New Jersey, Miami Florida, Italy and Amsterdam, His Music appears on XM Radio, Cyberjamz Internet Radio, House of Inspiration 89.1 fm , The Candy Store hosted by T.O Sweet ,Radio 1 Norway 105.2 fm. Espen Wiik, Marcia Carr UK Rumbal and Bounce FM.Com and appears in a segment of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Currently Edward is with the label Slaag Records as he releases his third song entitled “Missing you” a follow up to his 2006 release of “You left me ”. He is an educator in the field of Early Child Care Education(NAEYC) a promoter with the on-going network party Thinksoul ,Member of ASCAP (dekmusique Publishing) , Film Music Network and one of many sponsors for the highly rated internet show Cyberjamz. Listen out for material from Edward Nicholas, Educator,Vocalist ,Song writer and Promoter.