“Fabrication” by Emalkay is without a doubt one of the absolute classics in dubstep. Alongside others like “Midnight Request Line,” “Night,” “Woo Boost,” and so many others, it helped to bring the dubstep sound to a wider audience and is still played out frequently to this day. When you approach a classic like “Fabrication” for a remix, a certain level of deference must be given to it. It has to be treated like the gem that it is. So when I was sent this remix by SIPPY, I was excited, but skeptical. Could she pull off something that would pay tribute to the classic while bringing it into the modern sound? In short, yes. God damn, yes she did.
“I wanted to remix one of the classics – and I was very conscious of not doing any injustice to the original. I really loved playing with that main melodic riff, there’s so much anticipation in it and I knew how much I could build on it. I also wanted to sprinkle the melodic elements of the original throughout the track – I wanted to make sure the drop felt seamlessly connected to the rest of the track.”
The new drop features a more stabby rhythm than the smooth bassline of the original, as well as some reimagined synths and new percussion. As SIPPY herself says, a lot of the melodic elements remain intact to keep the vibe of the original. The second drop, especially, comes as a heavier take with a slower tempo than the first and a more in-your-face attitude.
SIPPY has a lot more coming in the rest of 2019, so stay tuned. For now, check out her remix of “Fabrication” by Emalkay below!