A dance track created for
Coventry revellers has soared into the top ten of the charts.
Rob Searle first re-mixed
Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 'Power of Love' to play whilst DJing at
But regulars at Ikon Superclub
have now had to lend their track to the rest of the country after it
was announced as the sixth most popular tune in the official UK top
Rob learned of his track's
success yesterday and admitted the speed of its rise to national
prominence has stunned him.
"I didn't ever expect
to see my name so high up the charts, but then I am sure nobody does
until it actually happens.
"It became obvious that
the track was going to do well when the most respected DJ's like
Dave Pearce, Judge Jules and Pete Tong began regularly playing it.
"When it was released
last Monday I was in a London record store and I saw my track in the
most prominent display racking - that's when it struck me how
popular it had become.
"It is fantastic that
something I created as entertainment for the SkyDome crowds has
become a national hit."
The news has now helped Rob to
secure a record deal with one of the top labels - so SkyDome regulars
could soon have a hand in more hits.
"The word has spread
very quickly and the record has built quite a momentum. As a result
I have now signed a deal to release two singles on Warner with an
option for an album."
SkyDome general manager Ian
Knight hailed Rob's success and admitted it was another feather in the
cap of the £40 million venue.
"We have always told
people that SkyDome strives to have the top people in the industry,
whether that be guest appearances or our resident staff.
"Rob is the DJ at Ikon
on Friday and Saturday nights and I am sure there were a lot of
people who heard his name in the charts on Sunday and realised they
had actually danced to the record as he played it.
"The Power of Love
re-mix was one of the most popular tracks in Ikon and people were
requesting it every night - so it was not a great surprise to see
that the nation shared Coventry's enthusiasm for it.
at the complex is delighted for Rob and it can only be good news for
SkyDome to be associated with one of the hottest properties in the