Clams Casino (musician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Clams Casino
Birth name Michael Volpe
Origin Nutley, New Jersey, United States
  • Musician
  • record producer
  • songwriter
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts

Michael Volpe (born May 12, 1987),[1] better known by his stage name Clams Casino, is an American hip hop musician, record producer, and songwriter. He is based in Nutley, New Jersey.[2][3] He has produced tracks for artists such as A$AP Rocky,[4] Lil B,[5] and Mac Miller.[6] He has also remixed works by Big K.R.I.T.,[7] Washed Out,[8] and Lana Del Rey.[9]


Clams Casino's official debut EP Rainforest was released in 2011.[10] His Instrumentals mixtape was released in March of the same year,[11] followed by the release of Instrumentals 2 in 2012[12] and Instrumentals 3 in 2013.[13] The mixtapes were distributed for free through his website.

Clams Casino contributed a score for Locomotor, a work choreographed by his cousin Stephen Petronio.[14]

Musical style[edit]

Clams Casino's music has been described as "[bringing] together conventional hip-hop drums, a sensitive ear for off-to-the-side melodies, and an overdose of oddly moving atmosphere."[15] Associated genres include witch house and cloud rap.



Studio albums
  • Instrumentals (2011)
  • Instrumentals 2 (2012)
  • Instrumentals 3 (2013)
  • Rainforest (2011)


As lead artist
  • Clams Casino – "Witness" featuring Lil B from 32 Levels (2016)
  • Clams Casino – "All Nite" featuring Vince Staples from 32 Levels (2016)
  • Clams Casino – "A Breath Away" featuring Kelela from 32 Levels (2016)
  • Clams Casino – "Ghost in a Kiss" featuring Samuel T. Herring from 32 Levels (2016)

Production credits[edit]


  1. ^ O'Neal, Sean (April 7, 2015). "Clams Casino pushed hip-hop into the cloud". The A.V. Club. 
  2. ^ Kuperinsky, Amy (January 8, 2012). "Making a scene: A new generation of New Jersey hip-hop asserts itself". New Jersey On-Line. 
  3. ^ Dombalon, Ryan (March 31, 2011). "Rising: Clams Casino". Pitchfork Media. 
  4. ^ Lester, Paul (November 17, 2011). "New band of the day – No 1,151: Clams Casino". The Guardian. 
  5. ^ Montes, Patrick (May 16, 2013). "Producer Clams Casino on His "Weird" Relationship with Our 4Knots After Party Headliner Lil B". Village Voice. 
  6. ^ Roos, Brandon E. (November 27, 2011). "Clams Casino Talks Making Strong Connections With Mac Miller And A$AP Rocky". HipHopDX. 
  7. ^ Martin, Andrew (December 20, 2011). "Listen: Big K.R.I.T. "Moon & Stars (Clams Casino Remix)"". Complex. 
  8. ^ Thiessen, Brock (November 9, 2011). "Washed Out – "Amor Fati" (Clams Casino remix)". Exclaim!. 
  9. ^ Adams, Gregory (January 17, 2012). "Lana Del Rey – "Born to Die" (Clams Casino remix)". Exclaim!. 
  10. ^ Sharp, Elliott (July 5, 2011). "Guide To New Music, 7/5/11: New Releases by Clams Casino, Exhumed, Memory Tapes, and Pursuit Grooves". Philadelphia Weekly. 
  11. ^ Reynaldo, Shawn (January 2, 2012). "Clams Casino Offers 'Instrumentals' for Free". XLR8R. 
  12. ^ Shaw, Steve (June 12, 2012). "Clams Casino: Instrumentals 2". Fact. 
  13. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (January 8, 2014). "Clams Casino: Instrumental Tape 3". Pitchfork Media. 
  14. ^ Seibert, Brian (April 4, 2014). "Come Here, Look Back, Move Forward – Stephen Petronio Company Marks Its 30th Anniversary". The New York Times. 
  15. ^ "Clams Casino: Instrumental Mixtape". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 

External links[edit]