Seeing a DJ singing the vocals to the song he produced might be one of the coolest things ever. Well, if you ever see Lewis Jankel aka Shift K3Y you might get the chance to witness it. London based Shift K3Y is a songwriter, vocalist, DJ and producer that has released tracks on Dim Mak, Fool’s Gold, and Night Bass. If you don’t recognize his name you might recognize some of the artists he has collaborated with. He “boasts songwriting and production credits for platinum selling projects with Tinie Tempah, Jess Glynne, and Zara Larson“. But his first release in 2018, ‘Only You‘, is a return to form with Jankel 100% in control of all production aspects. In a statement he explained that following was his intent with the new track.
“After I came back from a few shows in the US, I started to draft ideas for new material. I wanted to take it back to the nature of what I am about musically, utilising my vocal on my own production.”
‘Only You’ is a bouncy, vocal laden, feel good house track. Piano melodies frame the introduction of Jankel’s vocals before dropping into a chunky bass line. The return of the piano and some chopped up vocals push the positive vibes towards euphoria. The actual words of the song draw out an image of two people in love, dancing happily to the beat of the track, locked in each others eyes as the song takes over control.
‘Only You’ is out now on Ultra Music in the United States as well as Columbia UK. Check out the lyric video below and give Shift K3Y’s newest track a listen. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!