Proving latest single “Gone Missing” is a track that just won’t quit, UK producer/DJ/vocalist Shift K3Y, real name Lewis Jankel, has seen unprecedented success with this UK Garage revival. Still climbing the UK charts, and holding an “A List” ranking on BBC Radio1 and Radio1 XTRA, “Gone Missing” has received an incredible 1.5 million stream’s on Spotfiy since its release in the final weeks of 2015.
Additionally, “Gone Missing” has become a DJ favorite making its way into numerous club playlists. Further, the single has found itself under the influence of notable producers Gregor Salto, The Him, Kyle Watson, Taiki Nulight, and BR Centurion (Sinden x Aseem of Hotel Garuda), who all hoped on board for an official remix package out now via Ultra Music. With each respective remix, the single proved to be a sculptable track that can be molded into a hit in almost any genre. Last, but not least, “Gone Missing” has now found its way into the hands of two of the most highly praised up-and-coming acts in electronic music- Brasstracks and Matthew Heyer.
For Brooklyn duo Brasstracks, 2015 marked a massive year for the pair that caught the attention of tastemakers like Goldlink, Anderson Paak, Grandtheft, and Lido, who all invited them into the studio for collaborations. For their take on “Gone Missing,” Brasstracks rework the tune with their ingenious jazz/house fusion that will attract a new set of music enthusiasts to the “Gone Missing” phenomenon. For Matthew Heyer, “Gone Missing” represents a chance to claim the track for the thriving tropical house fan base. With the addition of piano chords, steel drums, and breezy island melodies, Heyer’s rendition of “Gone Missing” works equally as well in the club as it does poolside.
Speaking on “Gone Missing,” Jankel 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.”