For London producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ, Shift K3Y, 2018 has presented one of the biggest year’s to date in an already landmark career. To kick off the year, Shift K3Y, real name Lewis Jankel, dropped now multi-millioned streamed single “Only You,” released a new EP titled ‘Bite‘ via Night Bass, and toured North America. Now back in London, Jankel has wasted no time cranking out the hits and has now revealed arguably his most-anticipated project this year so far with new single “Entirety” featuring A*M*E.
Out now via Columbia UK, “Entirety” showcases Jankel’s now renowned penchant for infectious dance records and confirms why his name has been a staple of the mainstream since he hit #3 on the UK Singles Chart with “Touch” back in 2014. “Entirety” features vocalist A*M*E, best known for her work on Duke Dumont’s chart-topper “Need U (100%).” In addition to the original mix, Shift K3Y is joined by mega-watt producers Weiss and Galantis who have thrown their spins on the single with official remixes. Finally to tie the massive project together, Shift K3Y also jumps back into the lab for his own VIP mix of the track, and transforms the song into a heavier, late-night equipped version of the original.
If unfamiliar with Shift K3Y before now, his mastery as a crossover artist has awarded him viral chart-toppers including “Touch,” “I Know,” and “Gone Missing feat. BB Diamond,” as well as releases on taste making labels including Dim Mak, Fools Gold, Night Bass, Ultra and Owsla over the past seven years. Routinely touring the global club circuit, Shift K3Y is a seasoned DJ playing both massive festival stages worldwide and intimate venues from New York to Seoul. In 2016, Shift K3Y released critically acclaimed full-length album, Nit3 Tales, that featured a host of major league artists including MNEK, MJ Cole, KStewart and Chris Lorenzo. Following this release, 2017 saw Shift K3Y add a live show to his resume via a performance with a 12-piece string orchestra in London’s Boxpark Croydon. Most recently in 2018, he’s also raked up over 2.5 Million Spotify streams on original production “Only You,” as well as an additional 1 million streams on his remix of B.Young’s hit “Jumanji” released earlier this year. To date, Jankel boasts an astounding 66 million YouTube views, 44 million Spotify listens, and one-million monthly Spotify listeners.
Outside of his own productions, Jankel also boasts songwriting and production credits for platinum selling projects with Britney Spears, Craig David, Stormzy, Tinie Tempah, Jess Glynne, Zara Larsen, and more, remixed Rihanna, Ed Sheehan, TLC, Kiesza, and Bastille to name a few. All of this has been achieved thanks to Jankel’s skillset for a hybrid sound that at anytime could combine influences of R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop, and House. Up next, Shift K3Y will be gearing up for more original releases as well as remixes for Not3s and Hardy Caprio soon to be announced.