The end of the year is approaching, which means it’s time for another mixtape from Clams Casino, the producer whose soundscapes are to hip-hop artists like A$AP Rocky and Mac Miller what breadcrumbs and bacon are to his shellfish namesake. Following up 2011’s Instrumental Mixtape and 2012’s Instrumental Mixtape 2 (which made this writer’s top albums list, at least), Instrumental Mixtape 3 is being billed as the “final” one of the series—which hopefully means Clams will at last get around to concentrating on a proper, full-length follow-up to his Rainforest EP.
In the meantime, we’ll more than make do with another year-in-review assemblage of beats and blasted electronics, beginning with the Grand Theft Auto V-featured “Crystals” (heard below), and continuing through a dozen other, equally inventive tracks—some of them seeing release for the very first time. Download the whole thing for free right here.
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