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Quickly rising to the top of Billboard‘s pop charts, Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” has been picked up by more than a handful of artists for some calmative remixes. “Shape of You” was released early January and has been hailed as an instant pop classic. Resting at 95 beats per minute, the original track is prime fodder for moobahton, midtempo, or tropical house remixes. Below, we’ve included five note
Ryan Dwane’s tropical house remix is right in line with the poppy sensibilities of Sheeran’s original. Xylophones and flutes round out the collective frequencies, and a faster tempo endows the track with greater energy.
NOTD has enlivened the song in a different way, opting to give it a future bass spin. Without the original’s steady-beat rhythms, this track breaks from the rest in this list, and blasts listeners with massive synths similar to those found in Illenium’s tracks.
FTampa‘s more sedate remix brings to mind the mid-tempo melodies of Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry.’ The charting vocals taken from Sheeran’s voice are reminiscent of Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and MØ’s “Lean On” in this revision.
The penultimate “Shape Of U” remix comes from Decoy!, and aligns FTampa’s mid-tempo mood. However, Decoy!’s remix adds whistles and piano lines to the production, resulting in an overall richer sound.
Last but not least, a boisterous remix from James Carter & Levi nicely concludes this list. Impactful horns, charming melodies, and a moombahton tempo help this take on Sheeran to echo the styles of artists like Diplo and Dillon Francis.
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