Skrillex unveiled an earth-rattling remix of Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode.” The Drake-featuring cut appears on Scott’s latest album, Astroworld.
The track finds Skrillex finding clever ways to amplify and expand the already sprawling sonic palette of “Sicko Mode.” He laces Drake’s organ-tinged intro with extra synths, dredges the boom-bap mid-section through more mechanized grit and completely ratchets up the outro with a blistering drum groove.
This Skrillex remix is not going to change your world; it doesn’t even change the song very much. But try, if you can, to imagine yourself at a music festival, in some extreme state of inebriation, late in the night, and hearing this come on. You would probably be excited! It’s below.
“Sicko Mode” was released as a single in August and eventually peaked at Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In October, Scott released the video for “Sicko Mode,” a mind-bending visual homage to Texas, which the rapper co-directed with Dave Meyers.