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

Sweets

‘Yellow’

cloud rap/indieronica

Julia Bhatt

‘Hair Salon Vibes’

bedroom pop/chillwave

Demi Ramos

‘Killer 4U’

alternative/pop-rock

RⱯHM

‘that kinda dead feeling on the inside (yeah yeah)’

indie electronic/experimental/downtempo

SIDE B

Matan Arkin

‘Waste’

indie electronic/electro pop

Safety Town

‘Bloom’

indietronica/indie pop

Jnatra

‘Slow Motion’

lo-fi rock/dream pop/slowcore

Loupe

‘Spill Over’

dream pop/pop

Let’s assume that all the cassettes of monochrome film Cartier-Bresson ever exposed had somehow been surreptitiously loaded with colour film. I’d venture to say that about two thirds of his pictures would be ruined and the remainder unaffected, neither spoiled nor improved. And perhaps one in a thousand enhanced.

Philip Jones Griffiths