Sickick’s Electrifying Remix of Illenium’s “Eyes Wide Shut” with Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker Set to Drop on July 14th
Lomus Rai Babber, professionally known as Sickick, has enjoyed a successful career spanning over ten years. Originally recognized as the frontman of the band Culture Shock, where he performed under the name Lomaticc, Babber’s talents shone brightly. However, in 2014, the band collectively decided to take a hiatus, allowing each member to pursue their individual ventures.
After a few years, Babber transformed himself into Sickick and made a huge impact on social media platforms, captivating audiences with his remarkable EDM remixes and mashups of popular songs. Boasting an incredible 4.14 million YouTube subscribers, 5.2 million TikTok followers, and over 200 million streams on Spotify, Sickick has built a dedicated and supportive fan base that truly appreciates and admires his music.
One of his most celebrated creations is the Epic Sean Paul Mashup, which has accumulated an impressive 58 million views on YouTube. Sickick’s talent and unique style have propelled him to extraordinary success, positioning him as one of the foremost DJs and artists in the world, with a staggering 15 million active followers and an astonishing 1 billion online views.
Another epic track was Sickick’s collaboration with music icon Madonna. The remix of her hit song “Frozen” sent shockwaves through the music industry. Combining his unique style with Madonna’s powerful vocals, the remix breathed new life into the beloved track, creating an electrifying fusion of their talents. The song became a tremendous success, accumulating more than 1.3 million appearances on TikTok and surpassing 136 million plays on Spotify. Sickick’s innovative approach to remixing and his ability to reimagine songs with his signature sound added a fresh and dynamic dimension to “Frozen,” captivating fans of both artists. This collaboration showcased Sickick’s versatility as a musician and solidified his position as a sought-after collaborator in the music world.
However, Sickick has faced numerous challenges on his journey. Over the years, he has battled anxiety and depression, and his signature mask has become an invaluable tool in overcoming these obstacles. While the mask makes a bold fashion statement, its primary purpose is to allow Sickick to fully express himself and redirect the focus from his personal identity to the art he creates. Sickick explained, “By covering my identity, I believe my audience appreciates the art even more because I like to express all the emotions of the sound that I have created,” Sickick explained. “Having been through anxiety and depression myself, the mask helped me really hone in on my passion for creating music. It took the focus off the person and let the attention shift to the art I created and wanted to share with the world in the same form I see it as.”
On July 14th 2023, Sickick will unveil his astonishing transformation of Illenium’s hit track, “Eyes Wide Shut,” featuring Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker. This remix will involve a complete reconstruction of the entire production, incorporating fresh progressions and innovative sounds.
Sickick revealed, “I wanted to make sure I had control over all the elements, and it was really important to me to envision a sound that would sound great on large speakers in the large crowds that Illenium brings out to all of his events,” Additionally, the artist introduced a brand-new verse, showcasing his extraordinary talent and artistic vision.
When asked about the inspiration behind selecting this specific song for his latest creation, Sickick revealed his deep admiration for Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker. Being a long-time fan of both artists, Sickick couldn’t resist the opportunity to put his unique spin on the record after seeing Illenium collaborate with Avril. This incredible remix collaboration came about when Sickick’s creative director, Rayn, connected their team with Illenium’s, resulting in a historic partnership.
Contrary to the usual challenges faced when remixing songs, Sickick expressed that this project was a breeze. “I chose this track on purpose because I knew exactly what to do with it. Call it a voice from the heaven of angels if you will, but I didn’t have a single dull moment when constructing this track,” he shared. Demonstrating his exceptional talent, Sickick managed to complete the entire remix in just two days, without a single dull moment.
When asked about the emotions and messages he aimed to convey through this remix, Sickick’s response was simple yet powerful: “Energy! That’s it.” He described how he would close his eyes during production, envisioning the track being played in front of a massive crowd of 100,000 people, with hands raised high in the air—a truly epic release of energy. “I just want everyone to feel happy and lighter after having listened to the track,” he added. With his signature style and infectious energy, Sickick aims to leave a lasting impact on his listeners.
Looking towards the future, Sickick revealed his plans to focus more on creating original works. “I believe I’ve shown off my skills in the remix realm, and I will continue to do them, but now I’m fully focused on showing the world what I can do in the original area of my career, and I’m so excited,” he shared enthusiastically. Fans can anticipate even more groundbreaking and electrifying music as Sickick explores new horizons.
Sickick’s remix of “Eyes Wide Shut” is a testament to his unrivaled creativity and ability to captivate listeners with his unique sound. As the enigmatic artist continues to push boundaries and leave his mark on the music industry, his fans eagerly anticipate what lies ahead in his extraordinary journey.
The new track will be available July 14th 2023 at Sickickmusic.com as well as iTunes and Spotify