Producer, singer, DJ, and instrumentalist Shift K3Y returns with his brand new release Gone Missing, a single which speaks volumes of talent, and truly focuses on the sheer passion Lewis Jankel has for the music that he creates. The sound is very much of the moment, a return to Jankel’s electronic roots, and a true dose of UK Garage.
A long time in the making, Gone Missing was originally written with Becky Hill in 2014 and now features vocalist BB Diamond, who has spent the last year on tour as a backing-vocalist for Jess Glynne. 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.
Speaking on Gone Missing, Lewis states: “Words can’t really describe how excited I am for this release, its been the longest in the making out of all my tracks so far. The journey that this track has taken, and everything that has been thrown at it, and its still standing in time for release. To me this is what I would consider a new school take on a very familiar UKG sound.”
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 Okay Player.
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, which has already seen contributions from the likes of Chaka Khan, DJ Mustard, MNEK and James Fauntleroy.