Perhaps the highlight of Superbowl LIII — after a brief SpongeBob interlude — was Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode,” which the rapper performed halfway through Maroon 5's controversial halftime show.
Arguably one of the top hits of 2018, “Sicko Mode” gave Scott his first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December after getting a high-profile boost from Skrillex’s remix. Arriving just in time to ride the post-Super Bowl hype is Haterade and Shaumbra’s remix of the Scott's Drake collaboration.
With this remix, Noah Lloyd — the SoCal producer known professionally Haterade — teamed up with Shaumbra on a more emphatic makeover than Skrillex, who opted for a light edit of the original that only kicks into a discernible dubstep mix at the end. Haterade and Shaumbra’s remix, which runs roughly half of the original mix's length, wastes little time in turning up the heat, dropping Scott’s verses into a grungy, grimy soundscape at the onset.
The first drop hits on the “pump it, don't stop” line, before sending the Swae Lee-assisted vocals into what sounds like a garbage disposal chock full of metal. Haterade and Shaumba saved the Drake verse for last before capping off this fiery rendition with blaring sirens of static over a chilly, whistling melody.
Following their penchant for trap remixes of trendy hip-hop tracks, Haterade and Shaumbra turned in what is likely to be a frequently sampled edit for trap artists around the festival circuit. Download it via ToneDen here.