Which 8 current gems will make it on this Hip Cassette round-up? Plug that rusty tape player in, press play and make sure you keep notes…

by Christos Doukakis

SIDE A

Current

‘The Glitch’

alternative rap

Tone D.

‘Gotta Get That Bag’

rap/autotune

AMYR

‘Seeing Stars’ (feat. OMB Peezy)

trap

Black Prophit

‘Waves’

rap/trap

SIDE B

Rins4

‘Soul Cry’

emo rap/trap

Penny Lame

‘Can I Help You, Sir?’

pop punk/alternative

K.I.R.B.

‘Drowning’

cloud rap

Bottler

‘Melatonin’

indie electronic

With modern parts atop old ones, the brain is like an iPod built around an eight-track cassette player.

Sharon Begley