"Shape Of You," Ed Sheeran's acoustic and sunshine-y take on afrobeats, has been number one in the U.K. for four weeks now. It's a sweet song, but here in The FADER office we really can't stop listening to east London MC Yxng Bane's remix.
As we've noted before, Bane is at his best when his melodies are primed for a slow wind, and his honey flow over this track is exactly that. Sheeran's chorus is a singalong moment, but Bane's lines about steaming up the backseat of his car, and his girl's "body like a bottle Coca Cola" give the song a new heat — not to mention, the dancer in the video is totally transfixing. Watch it above, and click here to read more about Yxng Bane and eight other U.K. artists blending afropop and dancehall with grime and rap.