Posts Tagged ‘Mr. Sandman’

January 31, 2018

Who doesn’t love The Chordettes’ timeless 1950s classic Mr Sandman, originally written by Pat Ballard? Its doo-woppy barbershop pop is utterly infectious and oodles of bum-bum-bum fun. Chicago drummer and beatsmith Cofresi breathes new life into the oldie but goodie with a wickedly brilliant flip entitled Sandman, on which he douses the track with sharp trap chops and extra whimsical springs to create a modern makeover. Remixing Mr Sandman could go wrong in so many ways, but Cofresi hits the bulls-eye with this elastic bouncing edit that retains the original’s sugary sweetness. Grab the track, here.

May 20, 2017

The Chordettes’ Mr. Sandman is without a doubt a timeless classic from the barbershop 50′s. Anyone would recognize its jingly melody as soon as they heard the candy coated song. SYML, that solo project created by Seattle native and Barcelona founder Brian Fennell, has offered up a surprise rendition of the oldie. Mr. Sandman has never been more sorrowfully haunting than it is here, whilst under the mournful spell SYML has cast over the song. His atmospheric cover is aching yet grand, cinematic yet despairing. It’s a brilliantly crafted new take on the song.