Sooo I grew up in the UK during the early 1980’s and my first taste of music was on cassette tape, Bob Marley - Legend which was home recorded on my mates Grandads Grundig stereo system! I have developed a broad taste in music, at school I listened to bands on my Walkman like The Blow Monkeys, Carter, Lloyd Cole, INXS & Big Audio Dynamite. I was also really lucky as my Sister had an amazing taste in music, so in my teens she got me into Acid Jazz, Funk, Soul - The Brand New Heavies, Soul II Soul, Fatback Band, Jamiroquai +++..... I also loved the US Hip Hop scene, which was mostly played on boomboxes, The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, The Sugarhill Gang & Public Enemy. Then in my early twenties I got into the Rave scene 😳! Rave in the early 90’s was still mainly sold on cassettes, my Fav DJ’s Sasha & Digweed, John Kelly, Danny Rampling, Judge Jules & Groups like The Orb, The Prodigy & Jam & Spoon. I also loved 90’s bands, The Verve, The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Charlatans & Happy Monday’s. Again I mostly listened to the music on cassette tape, on my Walkman, at home on the stack hi-fi or in the dodgy car stereo! I did a bit of travelling in my 20’s & my trusty Walkman came everywhere with me. So that’s why I love music and especially played on cassettes. I guess it’s partly the nostalgia, but I also love the artwork & band notes on the J-card (Sleeve) & I find that old media like cassettes slows down the whole process of listening to and choosing music.
After being on the corporate wheel for many years glued to a computer screen I wanted to do something different, it was time for a change but I had no idea what to do next 🤔! Anyroad to cut a long story short I was at a car boot sale a few years back and I bought a Prodigy cassette. Luckily the wife’s old VW Polo still had a cassette player in it & putting the cassette into the deck & listening to it reignited all those memories of my early years. So this fired up my old passion for cassettes, I got a second hand Technics stack hifi system with a cassette deck and I fully got into everything to do with cassettes. So now it has got to the point where I have collected thousands of cassettes & decided to set up a website & shop to see if anyone else is feeling the love for cassettes again. I would like to share my passion with everyone and hopefully sell a few cassettes along the way! Fingers crossed you enjoy the website & it inspires you to reconnect or connect for the first time with music on cassettes.
If on a PC, laptop or iPad the Shop is at the top of the home page & you can choose cassettes by categories/genres. Alternatively you can just search artists/bands by using the 🔍 top right of the home page. If you find anything you like just add the cassettes/gifts to your cart, you can pay by PayPal, Debit or Credit Card. mrcassettes guarantees all cassettes are checked & play tested by me, any issues please drop me a line & I will sort it out immediately with you, I’m a real person that loves music just like you. Thanks for 👀 at my website & supporting my Independent music store instead of one of the big corporates 🙄!
📦 Shipping is charged at a flat rate per order tracked. (As many cassette as you want for same flat rate postage price)! U.K. £2.95, Europe £7.95 & Worldwide £11.95. Your items will be packed securely in a padded Jiffy bag or strong cardboard box. You will be notified by email when your cassettes have been dispatched & the Royal Mail tracking number.