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

dvd

‘You’ll Never Do It’

lo-fi pop/dream pop

Keron

‘Projections’

post punk/art rock

Soularise

‘To The Beat’

trip-hop/dubstep

Day Joy

‘INRI’

indie pop/indie folk

SIDE B

Lubin Beta

‘Sandra’

jazz-hop/latin

Young Spit

‘Uwanje’

afro-pop

COMPA

‘We Got Away’

electro pop/folktronica

Diamond Lounge

‘Stained Glass’

downtempo/wave

I love the Beatles. I haven’t named any kids after them but I still really love them. They were the first group that I was ever properly aware of. In my early teens I would sometimes stay in and listen to the radio all day in the hope that I would catch a song by them that I’d never heard before and be able to tape it on my radio-cassette player.

Jarvis Cocker