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Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo put out the aptly named Quarantine Casanova EP last year, which included the equally appropriate “Clorox Wipe” single. According to a press release at the time of the single’s October release, “100% of net proceeds from EP digital downloads, physical sales and merch have been donated, with $20,000 to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund plus an additional $30,000 match donation from Clorox. Clorox also pledged an additional $25,000 donation totaling $75,000 in COVID-19 Relief Fund donations from Chromeo and Clorox.”

Of “Clorox Wipe” specifically, Dave 1 said “It’s sort of an allegory for everything that’s been flattened since the beginning of the pandemic. Human interactions, our sense of time, our experience of space. As we’re confined to our screens, it’s all become two dimensional.”

“Right now, between the COVID uptick and the election, everyone’s an anxious mess,” added P-Thugg. “As artists with a platform, it was our duty to raise awareness around the communities most affected by the virus. As purveyors of funky music, it’s also our duty to provide some levity, to lift people’s spirits. We hope this video can achieve that.”

They’re live streaming on Friday, so expect songs from that EP and more.

Tune in at 6 p.m. PT on Friday, February 5, here.

 

LA Weekly