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Ruff edit! Stir crazy music producer samples his dog’s yaps and growls into a totally barking version of George Michael’s Careless Whisper

A music producer sampled his dog’s noises to create Georgie Michael’s Careless Whisper.

Audio engineer and producer Dan Willett, 34, was bored in quarantine at his home in Birmingham and made the iconic song, Careless Whisper, with his five-year-old samoyed’s barks and growls.

Dan said: ‘I recorded a bunch of barks, grumbles and other sounds that he makes, cut them up and loaded them into some sampler software.

‘Then I messed around with them a bunch until I’d made all the instruments necessary to recreate the iconic intro to Careless Whisper by George Michael.

Audio engineer and producer Dan Willett, from Birmingham, uses samples of his dog’s noises to recreate George Michael’s Careless Whisper

‘Rufus is extremely vocal by nature he’s even featured in a couple of songs that I’ve worked on previously so the idea of releasing a sample pack of his various noises had been floating around in my brain for a while,’ said Dan

The video shows Rufus doing some bog-standard barking, breathing, grumbling and tippy tapping before Dan saves some of those sounds on his computer as ‘heckin borkus’ and ‘oh god what am I doing.’

Dan said: ‘Rufus is extremely vocal by nature he’s even featured in a couple of songs that I’ve worked on previously so the idea of releasing a sample pack of his various noises had been floating around in my brain for a while.

‘The song and video just seemed like a fun way to show off what could be done with them.’

Dan turns Rufus’s barks and grumbles into instrumental sounds and mixes them to make the main riff to George’s Michael’s iconic song.

The amazing footage turns to an unmistakeable version of Careless Whisper barked by Rufus who features hilariously in lots of music-video-esq close ups.

Dan made Rufus’s barks, growls, sniffing, breathing, grumbling and tippy tapping into instrumental sounds to make the iconic song

Dan said: ‘The video seems to be going down really well but then I’ve always known the camera loved Rufus ever since he was a pup.

Dan has made the samples available for download on his website  so that other engineers can use them in songs.

He said: ‘A lot of the music industry is at a standstill right now due to the coronavirus pandemic so I wanted to put together something free, fun and unique that other musicians and producers would enjoy playing around with.

‘I think it’s important for us to stay creative and positive during all this time in lockdown, so I hope Rufus and I can help out with that in some way’

A few people have already sent Dan their Rufus creations.

Dan hopes to get some more musical genius from Rufus with his sneezes and howls.

Dan said: ‘Rufus is the loudest, sassiest, most annoying idiot I’ve ever met in my life, but also the goodest boy and my best friend in the entire world.

‘To him I’m probably just the food man but that’s also fine.’

Dan said: ‘Rufus is the loudest, sassiest, most annoying idiot I’ve ever met in my life, but also the goodest boy and my best friend in the entire world. ‘To him I’m probably just the food man but that’s also fine’