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Clams Casino

Clams Casino

Hip Hop / R&B Nutley, NJ  US

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    Sep 13

  • Wed

    Sep 14

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 12:00am
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  • Thu

    Sep 15

    San Francisco, CA, US | 5:00pm

    CLAMS CASINO at MEZZANINE DJ Dials Presents CLAMS CASINO + more to be announced 9PM // 21+ w/ valid ID --- Clams Casino might just be the hottest producer on the planet right now. For some time his electrifying beats have been lighting up mixtapes for Lil B, Soulja Boy and other unique personalities in the new rap underground, but recently hes stepped out of the shadows to become acclaimed in his own right, releasing his own instant-classic Instrumentals mixtape, and now proffering a timely EP on Tri Angle, his debut release proper. Those expecting more of the ruggedly romantic R&B infusions hes best known for will be initially surprised, but ultimately enchanted, by the more knotty, abstract direction hes taken for Rainforests. With its foregrounding of crackle, Natural could almost be mistaken for The Caretaker making hip-hop, were it not for the generous dosage of Clams signature whooshing synth atmospherics and amorphous vocal moans. Treetop is just beautiful, wistul techno arpeggios and barely-there beats foraging forlornly through an ambience of exotic birdsong and high-altitude air pressure. Rhythm is back in the foreground for Waterfalls, but again this is a tune built to deliver a substantial emotional payload rather than cheap club thrills; Drowning maintains the almost gothic sensibility of the EP, pattering snares, piano chords and sepulchral synth jabs ebbing and flexing in the ether. Theres a release of sorts for Gorilla, razor-sharp strings lifting the blunted percussion heavenwards, but this vertical ascent isnt quite enough to suppress the all-pervasive feelings of heartache and listlessness. Rainforest is an isolationist hip-hop epic that accords perfectly with the Tri Angle aesthetic while also affirming and deepening Clams singular production style; its a new benchmark in the bedroom hip-hop revolution, the real sh*t, and totally essential.

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    Sep 16

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    Sep 17

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