Showtek has been all about the important women in our lives lately. The powerhouse Dutch production/DJ duo dropped the highly unexpected track “Momma” last month, a tribute to women and mothers all over the world. While the positive message of the song is right in line with Showtek’s previous productions, the track itself was a blues-folk track that was totally out of left field, but still a wonderful song. Now the Janssen brothers are back with the dance edit of the track, “Listen to Your Momma.” This time they team up with Dutch singer-songwriter Leon Sherman for the vocal.
“Listen to Your Momma” is a highly welcome return to Showtek’s more traditional big room sound, replete with Dutch horns and a nice piano-house riff backing up the vocals. Leon Sherman’s bluesy wail really makes you feel some kind of way as he sings “Momma tried to raise me right, but I came out wrong.” If you feel like you’re at a festival once the drop hits, you’re right, as this song has actually been in Showtek’s sets fairly recently. Fans will get that extra jolt of energy upon recognizing that signature Showtek sound that mixes Dutch house with a tropical party vibe.
The Janssen brothers did write the song on Mother’s Day and to celebrate the release of the track, they’re doing something very special. If you purchase a ticket to their show at Exchange LA on March 16, you can bring your mom for free. Your mom put in a lot of work raising you, might as well treat her to a fantastic show from one of dance music’s premiere artists.
Check out “Listen to Your Momma” featuring Leon Sherman out now on Skink Records.