Clams Casino (musician)

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Clams Casino
Birth name Michael Volpe
Also known as Clammy Clams
Born (1987-05-12) May 12, 1987 (age 31)
Nutley, New Jersey, U.S.
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Occupation(s)
Years active 2008–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website clammyclams.com

Michael Volpe (born May 12, 1987), known professionally as Clams Casino, is an American record producer and songwriter from Nutley, New Jersey.[1][2] Volpe is currently signed to Columbia Records and Sony Music. He has produced tracks for artists such as ASAP Rocky,[3] Lil B,[4] Vince Staples[5] and Mac Miller,[6] and has also remixed works by Big K.R.I.T.,[7] Washed Out[8] and Lana Del Rey.[9]

Career[edit]

Volpe's official debut EP Rainforest was released through Tri Angle Records on June 27, 2011.[10] His Instrumentals mixtape was released on March 7, 2011,[11] followed by the release of Instrumentals 2 on June 5, 2012[12] and Instrumentals 3 on December 18, 2013.[13] The mixtapes were distributed for free through his website.

Volpe contributed a score for Locomotor, a work choreographed by his cousin Stephen Petronio released on April 4, 2014.[14] He released his debut studio album 32 Levels through Columbia Records on July 15, 2016. He followed it up with his Instrumentals 4 mixtape, released on June 26, 2017.

Musical style[edit]

Volpe'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.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected details
Title Album details
32 Levels

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Album details
Instrumentals
  • Released: March 7, 2011
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: digital download
Instrumentals 2
  • Released: June 5, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: digital download
Instrumentals 3
  • Released: December 18, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: digital download
Instrumentals 4
  • Released: June 26, 2017
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: digital download

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected details
Title Album details
Rainforest

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Wizard" 2011 non-album singles
"Worth It"
(with Danny Brown)
2015
"Blast" 2016 32 Levels
"Witness"
(featuring Lil B)
"All Nite"
(featuring Vince Staples)
"A Breath Away"
(featuring Kelela)
"Be Somebody"
(featuring ASAP Rocky and Lil B)
"Be Somebody (Remix)"
(featuring ASAP Rocky, AJ Tracey and Lil B)
non-album singles
"Live My Life"
(featuring Lil B)
"Time" Savefabric
"Kali Yuga"
(with Ghostemane)
2017 non-album singles
"Summer Bummer (Clams Casino Remix)"
(with Lana Del Rey featuring ASAP Rocky and Playboi Carti)
"Vampire Knight"
(with Chxpo)
2018

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Ignorance is Bliss"
(Hyybridd featuring Clams Casino)
2017 non-album singles
"4 Gold Chains"
(Lil Peep featuring Clams Casino)
2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuperinsky, Amy (January 8, 2012). "Making a scene: A new generation of New Jersey hip-hop asserts itself". New Jersey On-Line. 
  2. ^ Dombalon, Ryan (March 31, 2011). "Rising: Clams Casino". Pitchfork Media. 
  3. ^ Lester, Paul (November 17, 2011). "New band of the day – No 1,151: Clams Casino". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ Montes, Patrick (May 16, 2013). "Producer Clams Casino on His "Weird" Relationship with Our 4Knots After Party Headliner Lil B". Village Voice. 
  5. ^ "Vince Staples Hops on Clams Casino's "All Nite"". Highsnobiety. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  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. 

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