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Adult Swim Announces 2015 Singles Series With Danny Brown, Chromatics, Run The Jewels, FlyLo, Sia x SOPHIE, & More

Adult Swim’s annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up an enviable collection of acts to participate. Among the presumed highlights on this year’s schedule are a Danny Brown/Clams Casino collab, SOPHIE remixing Sia, and new tracks from Slayer, Run The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Hear An Unreleased Collab From Kelela, Ratking’s Hak, Skrillex, & Clams Casino

The DJ Know Wave’s Gully Type web radio show is a reliable source of dancehall and things that kind of sound like dancehall. and on his most recent show, Know Wave debuted a new exclusive that features an impressive list of names. The song has the slinky R&B futurist Kelela and Hak, a member of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2015 - 8:48 am

A$AP Rocky’s New Album Coming “Seriously Soon,” Features FKA Twigs, Lykke Li, Clams Casino

Like virtually everyone else in music, A$AP Rocky made the trip down to Austin this year to perform at a corporate-sponsored show (Samsung in his case). And while he was there, he talked to Billboard, telling the magazine that his follow-up to 2013’s Long.Live.A$AP is finished and being mastered. He didn’t want to give away… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 9:58 am

Sia – “Elastic Heart (Clams Casino Remix)”

Shia LaBeouf video aside, “Elastic Heart” is one of the best songs off Sia’s excellent 1000 Forms Of Fear, and now Clams Casino has re-imagined it on a languid remix. The original is taut with sirens and bursts of percussion, but Clams tones down the verve in favor of fluttery, swampy synths. Despite her claim… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 9, 2015 - 5:12 pm

A$AP Ferg – “Talk It” (Prod. Clams Casino)

A$AP Ferg has shared another new track from his new mixtape Ferg Forever, which he’s recently revealed comes out on Black Friday. The track is called “Talk It” and was produced by Clams Casino, who Ferg shouts out in the first line: “All I ever wanted was a Clams Casino beat to talk about oppressio… More »

By: James Rettig / November 25, 2014 - 8:15 pm

Lia Ices – “Higher” (Prod. Clams Casino)

Jagjaguwar affiliate Lia Ices is preparing to release Ices, her follow-up to 2011’s Grown Unknown. “Higher,” the song she shared from the project this week, is an experimental pop number with lots of empty space but plenty going on. The verses are almost like chillwave boom-bap, and the chorus reminds me of one of Sleigh… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 18, 2014 - 11:05 am

Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Jesus Is A Soul Man” (Prod. Clams Casino)

The reggae and dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry is, by any metric, one of the greatest producers of popular music who has ever lived. On his latest track, though, Perry has joined forces with another producer: Clams Casino, who has taken Perry’s sense of astral drift and brought it into a Tumblr-rap context. The new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Pia Mia – “Fight For You” (Feat. Chance The Rapper) (Prod. Clams Casino)

I’m always wrong about this kind of thing, but there’s some vague possibility that the soundtrack to Divergent, the forthcoming YA sci-fi movie, could be some younger generation’s version of the soundtrack to The Crow. Yesterday, we heard M83’s Divergent soundtrack song “I Need You,” and it was amazing. And while Pia Mia’s “Fight For… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2014 - 1:43 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The first question we found ourselves faced with when compiling this list of the week’s five best songs was pretty simple: Should we just pick our five favorite songs from BEYONCÉ? Would any other list be honest? As Tom wrote in his great Premature Evaluation, “There’s some chance that Beyoncé’s new self-titled album is the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Download Clams Casino’s Third Instrumentals Mixtape

Producer Clams Casino has worked wonders for rappers like Soulja Boy and Lil B, crafting deeply soulful productions underneath their goofy lyrics. This year he found himself on some major albums by A$AP Rocky and Mac Miller. So some things have changed for Clams, but some things don’t and it wouldn’t be right to close… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 18, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Vic Mensa & Clams Casino – “Egyptian Cotton” Video

As part of a recent promotional push, HP Computers hired the Chicago rap youngster (and recent Mixtape Of The Week honoree) Vic Mensa and visionary producer Clams Casino to head into the studio together and make a song. They had two days to make a song and a video and to decorate the studio, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2013 - 9:22 am

Clams Casino – “Crystals”

Grand Theft Auto V season is in full swing, and we have heard a bunch of music from its in-game soundtrack from Future, Wavves, Twin Shadow, and Tyler, The Creator. Today, we get an offering from the Flying Lotus-curated station, a murky sizzler called “Crystals” from A$AP Rocky’s guardian angel Clams Casino. If you’re not… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 24, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Ellery James Roberts (Ex-WU LYF) – “Kerou’s Lament”

Ellery James Roberts, former frontman of now-defunct Manchester band WU LYF, has released solo material via Tumblr. According to one post, the song “Kerou’s Lament” was “scripted/produced & sang lonesome in London spring time” and features uncleared samples of Clams Casino, Daniel Pinchbeck, and Lil B, who is really the perfect person to sample whe… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 25, 2013 - 10:45 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2013

A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May’s absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you’ll find it here in three forms: a 12-track downloadable zip of the month’s best free MP3s, a 15-song Spotify playlist of May’s finest Spotify-enabled tracks, and to close it out, a 46-track Soundcloud… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Clams Casino – “Bookfiend” (Feat. DOOM)

Here’s a comparison that makes so much sense that nobody, except the actual collaborators, thought of it: DOOM’s muttered free-associative raps over Clams Casino’s murmuring rap dreamscapes. The two have teamed up on a new track called “Bookfiend,” and it’s just as pretty as you’d expect from a producer whose beats move like vapor and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2013 - 10:01 am

2012 In Review: The Year In Instrumental Music

In 1959, Ornette Coleman released The Shape of Jazz To Come, a record with content almost as audacious as its title. Forty-seven years later, Coleman at least partially fulfilled his own challenge with the fearless and fertile Sound Grammar. But even that 2006 effort might not have crossed jazz boundaries as much as one from… More »

By: Colin St. John / December 25, 2012 - 8:00 am

Mikky Ekko – “Pull Me Down” (Prod. Clams Casino)

These days, many of his best tracks seem to be instrumentals or remixes, so it may be time for me to stop referring to Clams Casino as a “cloud-rap producer.” Further evidence: “Pull Me Down,” in which Clams applies the murky slap of his production style to a straight-up pop ballad — a song that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2012 - 11:51 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2012

It’s our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you should do absolutely everything now that it is the season of impulsive behavior. But if you are incapable of such youthful indiscretion without examining the fine print/weighing every possible life… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Clams Casino Instrumentals 2

When Clams Casino released his first Instrumentals mixtape just over a year ago, he was living off the rap grid, studying to be a physical therapist at home in New Jersey and putting together head-blown rap beats in his spare time, entirely as a hobby. He’d supplied a bunch of instrumentals to Lil B, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2012 - 11:23 am

Download Clams Casino’s New Instrumental Mixtape

Clams Casino just tweeted a link to a new mixtape of instrumentals, a collection that includes tracks he produced for people like ASAP Rocky, Lil B, the Weeknd and more. Per the tweet:… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 4, 2012 - 5:44 pm
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