Clams Casino, the man of hip hop and electronic construction, has finally dropped his latest music video to accompany his single “All Night,” which features American artist Vince Staples.
Clams Casino’s new visual is unique, it’s simple, and it’s fun. It carries you through various scenes of beautiful Long Beach, CA with layers of different hues and shades panning across the screen, while the rapper dances inexplicably and spits lines effortlessly. Directed by Ryan Staake, who has previously worked with David Bowie and Diplo among many other renown artists, Clams’ track comes to life in a very real way.
In the single, he creates a kind of martian-like sound for the instrumental and in between weaves in sounds in a pattern formation consisting of birds chirping, possibly frogs croaking, and eerie windy tunes whirring. The record is a nod-worthy song, as you follow the lyrics on this very trippy yet catchy two-minute and forty-eight second composition.
Michael Volpe, most commonly known by his stage name, Clams Casino, was originally from Nutley, New Jersey, where he then grew up to take on the career as a successful producer. He is known for being more of a creative left-field artist who sees hip hop with a new perspective. His innovative and progressive sound is what catches listeners’ attention as they can hear the way he experiments with the myriad of sounds used to create his tracks.
— Clams Casino (@clammyclams) June 24, 2016
When asked to describe his approach to the video, Staake, the director and artistic eye, responded that “multiple scenes were shot repeatedly throughout the day and into the evening. Eventually the footage was spliced across the frame to show the same space across multiple moments of time. We knew that Vince’s dynamic movements would fit the approach and we embraced the subtle differences between each of his performance takes, allowing us to turn him into a shape-shifting creature traversing space and time.”
The 29 year old, American electronic musician and record producer is preparing to release his new album 32 Levels, which is due to drop on July 15th via the label he is signed to, Columbia Records.
In the past, Clams has worked with and has produced for such artists as A$AP Rocky, Lil B, and Mac Miller! He’s slowly climbing up the music industry ladder as he exposes more of his sound, and he intends to do this as soon as his music releases next month by taking it on the road to the masses. Clams will be touring for 32 Levels, starting as of July in Los Angeles, CA.
Here is the set for the 32 Levels Release Shows:
July 14th—Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
July 15th—Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival Afterparty at Smart Bar
July 16th—Queens, NY @ MoMA PS1
July 24th—Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party