Clams casino mac miller

Clams casino mac miller


Clams Casino (musician)

American record producer and songwriter (born )

Musical artist

Michael Thomas Volpe (born May 12, ), known professionally as Clams Casino, is an American record producer and songwriter from Nutley, New Jersey.[2][3] Volpe is known for his work in production for several cloud rap artists in the early s. He signed with Columbia Records to release his debut studio album, 32 Levels (), which narrowly entered the Billboard He has produced songs for artists including ASAP Rocky,[4]Lil B,[5]Vince Staples,[6]Joji,[7]the Weeknd,[8] and Mac Miller,[9] and has remixed songs for Big K.R.I.T.,[10]Washed Out,[11] and Lana Del Rey.[12]


A resident of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, Volpe got his start in music tinkering with keyboards while he was a student at Nutley High School.[13]

Volpe's official debut EP Rainforest was released on Tri Angle Records in [14] His Instrumentals mixtape was released on March 7, ,[15] followed by the release of Instrumentals 2 on June 5, [16] and Instrumentals 3 in [17] The mixtapes were distributed for free through his website.

Volpe contributed a score for Locomotor, a work choreographed by his cousin Stephen Petronio released in [18] He released his debut studio album 32 Levels through Columbia Records in He followed it up with his Instrumentals 4 mixtape, released in

In April , Clams Casino cleared the Imogen Heap sample for his instrumental "I'm God", which first appeared on Lil B's album 6 Kiss.[19][20] The song remains his most popular, with over 25 million views on YouTube.

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."[21]


Main article: Clams Casino production discography

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]




As lead artist[edit]

As featured artist[edit]


  1. ^"ALL NIGHT". ASCAP. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved April 27,
  2. ^Kuperinsky, Amy (January 8, ). "Making a scene: A new generation of New Jersey hip-hop asserts itself". New Jersey On-Line.
  3. ^Dombalon, Ryan (March 31, ). "Rising: Clams Casino". Pitchfork Media.
  4. ^Lester, Paul (November 17, ). "New band of the day – No 1, Clams Casino". The Guardian.
  5. ^Montes, Patrick (May 16, ). "Producer Clams Casino on His "Weird" Relationship with Our 4Knots After Party Headliner Lil B". Village Voice. Archived from the original on February 2, Retrieved January 23,
  6. ^"Vince Staples Hops on Clams Casino's "All Nite"". Highsnobiety. June 10, Retrieved January 8, [permanent dead link]
  7. ^"Joji teams with Clams Casino for new single "CAN'T GET OVER YOU"". The FADER. Retrieved October 22,
  8. ^"The Weeknd: Echoes of Silence". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 18,
  9. ^Roos, Brandon E. (November 27, ). "Clams Casino Talks Making Strong Connections With Mac Miller And A$AP Rocky". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on October 31, Retrieved February 13,
  10. ^Martin, Andrew (December 20, ). "Listen: Big K.R.I.T. "Moon & Stars (Clams Casino Remix)"". Complex.
  11. ^Thiessen, Brock (November 9, ). "Washed Out – "Amor Fati" (Clams Casino remix)". Exclaim!. Archived from the original on December 13, Retrieved February 13,
  12. ^Adams, Gregory (January 17, ). "Lana Del Rey – "Born to Die" (Clams Casino remix)". Exclaim!. Archived from the original on December 13, Retrieved February 13,
  13. ^Olivier, Bobby. "How this Nutley artist became New Jersey's latest music pioneer", NJ Advance Media for, December 21, "The EDM bleed has paid dividends for Mike Volpe, a Nutley native better known as Clams Casino, who has become one of the most sought-after digital designers in hip-hop's experimental universe 'It's great, how easy it is to get stuff out, and make music at home and all the sudden people everywhere can hear it,' he says, from his home in Hasbrouck Heights The Nutley High School grad first began to tinker with beats as a teen, fooling around with basic keyboards and synthesizers, much simpler ones than the machines now scattered around his basement home studio."
  14. ^Sharp, Elliott (July 5, ). "Guide To New Music, 7/5/ New Releases by Clams Casino, Exhumed, Memory Tapes, and Pursuit Grooves". Philadelphia Weekly. Archived from the original on February 22, Retrieved February 13,
  15. ^Reynaldo, Shawn (January 2, ). "Clams Casino Offers 'Instrumentals' for Free". XLR8R. Archived from the original on February 22, Retrieved February 13,
  16. ^Shaw, Steve (June 12, ). "Clams Casino: Instrumentals 2". Fact.
  17. ^Fitzmaurice, Larry (January 8, ). "Clams Casino: Instrumental Tape 3". Pitchfork Media.
  18. ^Seibert, Brian (April 4, ). "Come Here, Look Back, Move Forward – Stephen Petronio Company Marks Its 30th Anniversary". The New York Times.
  19. ^"10 songs you need in your life this week". The FADER. Retrieved May 2,
  20. ^Chris (April 24, ). "Clams Casino's legendary, Imogen Heap-sampling "I'm God" finally gets an official release". GORILLA VS. BEAR. Retrieved May 2,
  21. ^"Clams Casino: Instrumental Mixtape". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 11,
  23. ^Darville, Jordan. "Clams Casino shares new project Winter Flower". The Fader.

External links[edit]