The ’80s were an epic time. The hair was big, the clothes were loud, and the music was truly hitting an emotional peak. Even the tunes that fade into memory have moments that stick in our cultural craw. Take Dream Academy’s “Life in a Northern Town.” In 1986, it became a Hot 100 top 10 hit thanks to its wistful melody and iconic “hey mamama” hook — just one of those refrains that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.
That hook was sampled in the ’98 by house producer Dario G on his track “Sunchyme,” and today, almost 20 years later, it gets another refresher as part of Tritonal‘s latest single, the aptly titled “Hey MaMaMa.” The Tritonal tune begins soft and sweet, like sunrise over a valley, and becomes just as brilliant and bold as the midday sun.
We spoke to the dance duo about it at the SiriusXM Music Lounge a few weeks back at Miami Music Week, where “Hey MaMaMa” made a colorful debut. Today, fans can enjoy the song in full. Put this on when you’re ready to tackle the day.