Published May 26, 2016Producer Clams Casino is set to make his hazy return this summer with the release of his first-ever major label studio album, 32 Levels. Before it lands, though, he's revealed that he wasn't working completely solo on the set. The record features guest bars from the likes of Lil B, A$AP Rocky and Vince Staples.
An interview with the New Jersey producer confirms that he and the Based God put together a joint track titled "Witness," which is now one of the album's singles. The track was made "on the spot" in a Los Angeles studio, with Keyboard Kid serving as a co-producer. Clams Casino described the time with B as "supernatural."
"Me and B were in L.A. working for, like, three days in the studio, just writing, and then Keyboard Kid, who also produced a ton of stuff for Lil B for years, was doing a show out there," he told Pitchfork. "He was out in L.A. for, like, one night, so it all kind of lined up by accident. That came about real spontaneous, on the spot."
You can see the brand new music video for "Witness" down below.
It's as yet unclear what the new number with A$AP Rocky is called, but Clams Casino and Vince Staples connected for a cut titled "All Nite," which the pair had worked on together before Clams did production work on the rapper's Summertime '06 LP.
Rihanna collaborator Mikky Ekko helped co-produce 32 Levels' "Into the Fire," which features a live band that was recorded in Nashville. MP Williams also gets production credits, while Illangelo helped mix the vocals on the record.
As far as musical inspiration goes, Clams Casino opted out of listening to contemporaries to instead get off on the sounds of vintage videogames.
"I didn't want to listen to a lot of people's albums or things," he explained. "Honestly, I was inspired a lot by video game music. I played a lot of video games. A lot of the sounds were inspired by Zelda games, Ocarina of Time, Mortal Kombat Mythologies."
A full tracklisting for 32 Levels has yet to arrive, but the album hits retailers July 15 through Columbia.