“"Touch" shares some DNA with classic UK Garage, as a skipping rhythm and hyperspeed basslines pair well with Shift K3Y's high-octave vocal performance” PITCHFORK
“20-year-old Shift K3Y, aka Lewis Jankel, would have only been about six when Craig David released his debut album, Born To Do It, and yet his new single Touch has shades of that album's garage-pop touches.” THE GUARDIAN
“THE charts are about to get “Proper Bo” again thanks to SHIFT K3Y resurrecting the definitive 90s garage sound.” DAILY STAR
Earlier this year the twenty one-year-old UK singer/producer Shift K3Y made an explosive debut when he released "Touch" in the U.K, which charted at the #3 spot on the UK singles charts and sold over 200K copies. Pitchfork praised the track, calling it "classic UK Garage, as a skipping rhythm and hyperspeed basslines pair well with Shift K3Y's high-octave vocal performance." Following the UK release, Shift K3Y releases the highly-anticipated full length single in the U.S.
In celebration of his debut U.S single release , Shift K3Y is taking to the states for two electric performances in Los Angeles and New York City. Kicking off the short string of shows, Shift K3Y will play at Webster Hall in New York City August 1st along-side Roc Nation artist DJ Mustard. Mustard is one of the hottest producers in hip-hop right now, having created hit singles like "I'm Different" by 2 Chainz and "Rack City" by Tyga. Immediately after his show in NYC, Shift is jet-setting to LA for his performance at Hard Summer August 2nd.
WHO IS SHIFT K3Y?
Twenty one-year-old Lewis Jankel, aka Shift K3Y, has already began to establish himself as one of the leading lights in the UK’s electronic music scene. A classically trained musician, producer, DJ and frontman, his debut EP ‘Step In The City’ was released on Bullet Train Records and was followed by the ‘Frozen’ EP on Buygore. Meanwhile, his support amongst the club scene has come from the likes ofDiplo, Breach, MJ Cole, Bassnectar and Gorgon City to name a few whilst his remixes for Tinie Tempah, Iggy Azalea, AlunaGeorge and, most recently, Bastille, have garnered recognition from BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, amongst others, with early adopters of his including the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Mistajam.
With high profile shows already under his belt – he’s already graced a number of the world’s largest festival stages, supported Skrillex in America and will appear at WMC in Miami this year – and with free downloads “Make It Good” and “Keep Your Mouth Shut (Things That We Do)” having had 100,000 listens on soundcloud, Shift K3Y is now ready to release his new EP “Touch,” on July 29th.
With increasing plays already from Skream at Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s DJ Target and with Earmilkdescribing how the track as being “defiantly sexy in its 4x4 drums, as well as bumping bass,” it looks like Shift K3Y is well on his way to becoming one of 2014’s most exciting new acts.
SHIFT K3Y HOPED IN THE STUDIO WITH DJ MUSTARD. SOMETHING DELICIOUS IS BAKING IN THE OVEN