A dance record created by a
Coventry DJ is set to be one of the biggest selling hits of the
Rob Searle, resident DJ at the
Ikon nightclub at the SkyDome complex, has mixed a new version of
Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s The Power Of Love and the track has been
given rave reviews on national radio.
The single will be released
next month and is expected to go straight into the top three. Rob has
now signed a deal to produce more tracks with the giant Warner label.
The new mix of the Power Of
Love was created especially for revellers at the SkyDome, and Rob
never expected it to be hear outside Ikon.
“The whole thing is quite
unbelievable. I heard the original on a television programme and
thought it would be fun to re-mix and sample it, but only to play in
“But from the moment I
played it the reaction has been incredible. The record label ZTT
owns the rights to the song but after a couple of meetings we have
reached an agreement and it will be out in June.
“Peter Tong has played the
record several times on his Radio One dance show, as have Dave
Pearce and Judge Jules. I was listening to Radio One on Saturday
night and people rang in to request it, which was quite a thrill.
“The label is taking this
very seriously. It has moved the release back a week to give it the
best chance of entering the charts as high as possible.
“The record label
management analyse the feedback carefully and are saying that it
should almost certainly enter into the top 10 and could even go
straight into the top three.
“The word has spread very
quickly and the record is building quite a momentum. As a result I
have now signed a deal to release two singles on Warner with an
option for an album, which is fabulous.
“I have been with SkyDome
since the day it opened and hopefully the success of the record will
bring them even wider recognition.”
Rob performs at Ikon on Friday
and Saturday nights.
SkyDome general manager Ian
Knight said the record had instantly become popular.
“Rob first played the
track back in November and it is now requested every night he is
with us. We are delighted for him – he is the name on everyone’s
lips in the industry at the moment and that can only be good for him
have always tried to provide the best entertainment possible for the
people of Coventry and the possibility of having a number one record
which was created for SkyDome is fantastic.”