UK producer, vocalist, DJ, and instrumentalist Shift K3Y kicked off 2016 with his now virally circulating Garage single “Gone Missing” featuring BB Diamond. While still riding high on the tracks 1.5 million Spotify streams and “A List” ranking on BBC Radio 1, Shift K3Y, real name Lewis Jankel, is throwing it back to the clubs yet again with a brand new remix of Vindata’s “Own Life” featuring Aftermath Entertainment signee Anderson .Paak.
A testament to Jankel’s prowess over multiple genres, his spin on Vindata’s “Own Life” is a carefully crafted flip that infuses a bit of UK Garage and bass-driven house music into one whirlwind production. Highlighted with Paak’s catchy vocal top-line, “Own Life” proves a perfect canvas for Jankel to weave yet another peak-hour pick.
Head over to Toneden to download “Own Life’s” Shift K3Y remix as well as another remix from Rene LaVice out today, February 10th, on OWSLA.
Lewis has been awaiting the proper moment to release the single to the world and the timing is perfect. Having spent the summer touring alongside the likes of Steve Aoki, DJ Snake, Bauuer, as well as receiving co-signs from Skrillex very early on in his career, it’s apparent that Shift K3Y is a truly special and acknowledged talent in electronic music.
Training himself to exist on five hours of sleep a night, Jankel’s work ethic and love for music means he works around the clock. Writing songs while constantly on the move around the globe, Jankel has been cultivating a musical catalogue that far exceeds his young years. Not failing to mention his chart success with “Touch” and “I Know,” “Touch” charting at #3 on the official UK Chart, Jankel’s back catalogue is already extensive and impressive; most recently sharing his “Off The Record” project, which garnered support across the board from Clash Magazine to Pitchfork, Revolt, and OkayPlayer.
With his fourth single via Ultra Records in the US and Columbia Records in the UK, “Gone Missing” hears Shift K3Y return to his celebrated sound and prove himself as a skilled and undeniably brilliant producer.The song will feature on his forthcoming debut album that is soon to be announced in the coming weeks. Aside from the album, Jankel also has upcoming projects with underground tastemakers Chris Lorenzo and MJ Cole to keep an eye out for.