Interview: Shift K3Y at The Greatest Day Ever
by Ashley Zucker
Moments before Shift K3Y's set in Brooklyn, he was working on a remix of "Truffle Butter" by Drake and Nicki Minaj in his hotel room which he played for a lively crowd at The Greatest Day Ever. Their reaction was stellar along with his other funky, high-energy tracks. We had the opportunity to chat with singer, producer, and Dj Shift K3y about his greatest day ever, Rihanna, and tracks he loves playing in his sets.
A: What's a UK phrase you've said to an American that they were really confused by?
S: The bin. Where's the bin?
A: What does that mean??
S: Where's the trash. That's what we call the trash- the bin. I get the weirdest looks for that.
A: You just played The Greatest Day Ever Festival, describe your greatest day ever- you have 24 hours to curate, what would you choose?
S: There's a place called Beam in the UK that I would go to for breakfast. Then, I don't know! Is that lame that I would say go to the studio..? I would have a really sick session.
A: Who would be in there with you?
S: Rihanna, but we'd be doing a UK Garage track.
A: So perfect day- studio with Rihanna making UK Garage. What's cooking in the studio for you these days?
S: Working on a new album, new singles, club remixes.
A: What are some upcoming tour dates in the U.S.?
S: Mostly UK and Ibiza dates coming up.
A: During your set today, what are some tracks you played that you're really passionate about?
S: "Deep Down Low"
A: Have you been in contact with Valentino Khan for a collaboration maybe?
S: I don't know.. we'll see... I really like the Chris Lake edit of Prince's "Funkroll".
A: How good are Chris Lake's remixes! Every track is just straight fire.
S: Yeah he's sick. I also love playing Chris Lorenzo's "Rhymes" with Hannah Wants.
A: Do you have any questions for me??
S: Who are you here to see?
A: Well you of course and MIJA, I was really excited to see her set i've been hearing a lot of hype and she really threw it down.
A: Okay last question- fun fact about you?
S: I have 50 pairs of shoes, about 90% NIKE.
Thanks for chatting Shift K3Y!