David Zowie comes from Chatham in Kent. Zowie started producing music at age 12, when he bought a pair of wooden decks and then SoundLabs, commencing production when he was 14. Two years later he bought a pair of Technics SL-1200 from a club he was playing at. He has also operated using a Atari ST.
Zowie is best known for his 2015 song “House Every Weekend”, which topped the UK Singles Chart, having debuted at Number 80 and made its way to Number 52 entirely based on streams.
The song began as an embryo he produced in his studio – he found some acapellas on his PC from a Nervous Records vinyl containing part of the vocal – and was written with the intent of being a feel-good track based on the lyrics.
However, the vocalist initially sung about being trapped in the house during the weekend. Zowie then flipped the lyrics to create a more positive scenario. The track’s first play was at a house party with his friends. A DJ who was at the party asked for a copy of the record, and in turn played it out.
This was subsequently picked up by other DJs, who used it as a warm-up track, and was used by such clubs and events as Egg, Defected and Audio Rehab.
It was then picked up by The Magician and Alex Metric, who used it on their American tours, which in turn brought it to the attention of Pete Tong and Annie Mac, who subsequently used in on their BBC Radio 1 shows.
On 8 July 2015, the Official Charts Company announced that it was number one in the Official Chart Update, and was scheduled to be the Official Charts Company’s first Friday number one (they moved the date the chart was announced from Sunday to Friday, giving it four days of sales).
A music video was produced for the song. It has been described as “a heartfelt paean to an underground scene that holds the dance as a means of expression as well as a movement”.
The song reached the top spot in the UK Singles Chart on 10 July 2015, and that same day, it debuted at number 62 in the Irish Singles Chart. The record was later featured on the compilation album Now That’s What I Call Music! 91.
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