After years of waiting for David Zowie to release a follow-up to his chart-topping, world-conquering anthem, 'House Every Weekend', the UK producer has finally dropped his second single and to be quite honest, I'm over the fucking moon.
I've been refreshing Zowie's Facebook page for quite some time now. Wondering. Waiting. Dreaming of his return to the big leagues and we finally have it in the form of 'The Real Don', his Positiva/Virgin EMI-released sophomore single. His socials have remained practically dormant since 'House Every Weekend' went to number one two years ago and since that moment, I've dedicated a substantial amount of time trying to find out what the hell happened to Zowie.
He had the world at his feet, the country in the palm of his hand but things went quiet. Until now. I'm pleased to announce that I have locked in a world exclusive interview with the man himself.
Yes, I spoke to David Zowie and it was magical. We chatted about what he's been doing, what's coming next and why he left me, one of many DZ fans, in the dark for so long.
You can read the full interview below and breathe a sigh of relief with me. David's back and he's going to be bigger than ever.
It’s been over two years since you released ‘House Every Weekend’, what the hell have you been up to in that time?
Basically I’ve just been travelling. I’ve done a minimal amount of gigs; I don’t want to DJ for DJing sakes. I don’t want to sound like an arsehole either, but I just want to DJ for the right reason. I’ve travelled to a lot of places. Places I’ve always wanted to go and it was a "no time like the present" kind of thing. I’ve been down shark slides in Dubai a few times, I’ve been go-karting in bloody Morocco. I’ve been horse riding around the Caribbean, even in the sea which I never knew existed.
Really, what do you mean?
Mate, horses actually swim. It felt like I was in Neverending Story.
Are you talking about Falcor?
That was the big horse wasn’t it? Yeah I felt like that. I’m not joking, it brought back childhood memories, but yeah I didn’t believe they swam. They do. I also went to Thailand, did some Elephant riding. I went to where The Beach was filmed, I’ve been to Mexico too. That’s why I haven’t really posted anything on social media but I’ve got music with artists. Artists that are out there but for some reason or another [the tracks] haven’t really got out there. There’s legal reasons and stuff like that.
I guess the big question is, did you expect ‘House Every Weekend’ to explode the way it did.
No way, it just happened. It came organically out of nowhere. I’ve always made music, made music of all different sounds. It just took off on its own. I gave it to a mate to play, and before I knew it, it was on Radio One.