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

The Anix

‘DSPTCH’

electronicore/wave

knowuh

‘WHEN YOU WANT, IF YOU WANT’

electro pop/indie electronic

Simple Fiction

‘On Edge’

alternative

Emerald Royce

‘WOLVES’ (Feat. LiveLikeSage)

pop punk/rap

SIDE B

Cloud Opacity

‘Marconi’

idm/electronica

Greg Cameo

‘Something to Live For’

indie pop/new wave

Scoobert Doobert

‘Don’t Worry’

indie pop

TLA

‘Forty Years’

synth-pop/new wave

Tonight, I feel like my whole body is made out of memories. I’m a mix-tape, a cassette that’s been rewound so many times you can hear the fingerprints smudged on the tape.

Rob Sheffield