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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… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 9, 2015

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

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

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2014

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 i… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2013

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

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2013

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 Clam… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 24, 2013

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 perso… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 25, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2012

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

Stream Clams Casino’s BBC Radio 1 Set

Clams Casino guested on Benji B's late night BBC show to play a set of his own instrumentals, featuring his ASAP Rocky contributions and a few other obscure remixes. Head here to stream (via P4K, via FACT). More »

By: Corban Goble / April 26, 2012

Florence & The Machine – “Never Let Me Go (Clams Casino Remix)”

It's hard to think of two collaborators more weirdly matched than these two. Florence & The Machine make huge, sweeping, dramatic music, all theatrical yowls and church bells. Clams Casino makes small, insular, washed-out rap beats, and he would probably still be cranking out instrumentals in his bedroom if the internet hadn't figured out that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2012

Clams Casino – “Swervin’ (Remix) (Instrumental)”

Last year -- before Stereogum40 member Clams Casino exploded in a major way -- he released a remix of a cut from Wichita, Kansas rapper XV's Zero Heroes mixtape, "Swervin'." Last night, Clams took to Twitter to post the remix's instrumental, which I know a lot of people prefer to the rapped-over… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 2, 2012
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