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Mexican Summer Launches New COVID-19 Single Series
Brooklyn-based independent record label Mexican Summer is supporting its artists through the COVID-19 pandemic with a new single series called "Looking Glass." MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden, using the Gentle Dom moniker, launched the series with a remix of New Zealand's Connan Mockasin's "I Wanna Roll With You."
VanWyngarden's "I Want Troll With You" adds a faster tempo and more drums to Mockasin's laid-back 2010 track, which was released as a part of his 2013 album Caramel.
Kikagaku Moyo, Matchess and Sessa will also release music in the digital-only series that is "focused on the human condition in a time of remote connection," Mexican Summer said on Instagram. Ariel Pink, Angel Bat Dawid and Julie Byrn are among other artists taking part in the initiative.
"Mirroring the tenets of Mexican Summer’s ten plus years of supporting adventurous music, Looking Glass looks inward to artists close to the label’s core, and outward to familiar names not far from the family tree, to demonstrate discovery, diversity, and collaboration," the label's post continued.