Wu-Tang Clan + Def Leppard= Cream and Sugar

July 24, 2009 by  
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I’ve always been a big fan of Def Leppard, particularly their tune “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” I obviously remember the tune from when I was a kid in the 80s, my brother and I were all into hair metal and shit like that. Pretty much all the big bands at the time got play at our crib.

So I was on a plane a few years ago, and I just kind of rediscovered the song on my iPod (since broken), and thought, wow the intro to the song really goes hard. And then I just put it on the back burner.

Until last night, when I was browsing a folder of Wu-Tang acapellas that I’d recently compiled for a completely different project. I figured, let me just give it a whirl and see how “CREAM” sounds on the beginning of the tune.

I liked Rae’s flow over the drums and the power chords, so I did a little bit of rearranging with some of the different parts of the song, chopped out a drum roll here, dragged a guitar sequence there. Then I completely overhauled Rae and Deck’s vocals by adding some distortion effects, some new delays, a better reverb than the one that was original on the song. I basically wanted the vocals to sound like Rae and Deck cut them to Def Leppard’s track. I’m not fond of when DJs just throw acapellas over instrumentals and it sounds like a blend. I like mash-ups of songs to sound like they were meant to be together.

So here it is…

Wu-Tang + Def Leppard= “Cream and Sugar” (remixed by DJ George Bailey and Gooch)

FYI DJ George Bailey’s the new alias. The reinvention begins.