Producer Mike Volpe, who operates under the moniker Clams Casino, has earned a living crafting beats for rappers like Soulja Boy, Lil B and G-Side, but has most recently started to stand all on his own. After releasing his purely instrumental mixtape, and suggested in an interview to Pitchfork that he enjoys it (instrumental work) more, the producer for an affection for hazy, lo-fi beats and dreamy ambiances is dropping another strictly instrumental collection with his forthcoming Rainforest EP.
Clams himself has just put the EP up on his Soundcloud page. You can tell that Clams is producing for himself now, as most of these beats don't even sound like anyone could spit on them, save for closer “Gorilla.” Rainforest finds the producer delving further into dainty and nostalgic territory, creating gritty sounds and fuzzy vibes, certainly more fitted as bedroom pop than hip hop. Check it out and cop the EP in its physical form when it drops June 27 via Tri Angle.
Clams Casino - "Gorilla"
Previously: Clams Casino - "I'm God"