For most of the younger generations, they will only know of a cassette tape to have been played with their toys, to listen to nursery rhymes or have seen the a tape player in some pretty ancient cars… that’s if they have even seen one at al! But for everyone a little older, you will have found memories of cassette tapes and using them growing up but do not throw them out anytime soon because that love for them is returning and they are the next cool vintage ‘must have’.
It has been a long time since a cassette tape was the ‘new kid’ on the block but once again it has made a comeback and are considered one of the coolest must haves if you want to look a little contemporary and throw it on back! So raid your attic, have a delve in the garage and hunt through those dusty storage boxes to find your old school classic cassettes.
This is not the first old school piece of tech we have seen return, starting with the vinyl and record players but now the spotlight has shifted to the smaller tapes that entertained all the 90’s kids! After nearly two decades and having been tossed aside for the CD and digital downloads, their sales are now skyrocketing.
With a combination of classic nostalgia and that secret love for unraveling the tapes from inside, mainstream artists and musicians are producing their modern day music onto tapes to kick start buying music again in an exciting way. You can look to find the likes of Justin Bieber’s latest releases, Kanye West’s Yeezus and unique acts like Marina and the Diamonds.
These cassettes that carry some of the top artist modern day music are being sold in some of the tops, most popular high street stores such as Urban Outfitters! Who knows, now all the children of the noughties can get a taste of what we used to dance away to, everyone loves a bit of retro, vintage classic so this seems a great idea. Only there is one slight problem… does anyone even own a tape player these days?!