Apart from my hangover and general self-loathing on the 1st of January, what's going to be big in 2018? Here's a few predictions to kick y'all off. Even more Latin This looks like it'll be dragged well into summer 2018: expect more remixes, Spanglish re-hashes, and artists attempting to snatch their own 'Havana' by acts from both sides of the Atlantic. On the plus side, it means that artists from Latin America can genuinely break through in a way that wasn't possible a couple of years ago. RIP tropi-pop. What's next? For the dancier side of pop, despite being a surefire way to 'bop' status this is already dead and buried. What's going to replace it? I'd look towards a resurgance in something like UK Garage, which hasn't come back properly since it smashed in the early 2000s and has a similar kind of summery quality to it. In-house/'one stop shop' production Charli XCX's relationship with AG Cook means she can make records cheaply and quickly, Camila Cabello's album was done almost entirely by a production team at her management company, Lorde was locked away with Jack Antonoff at his gaff. It's a smart way for everyone to cut costs and work at a faster pace than scheduling time with endless big name producers, and often creates a more cohesive product. Less trap On the urban and rap side, I think we'll hear a move from the clattering, skittering drums of trap – which is starting to sound a little tired – to something bouncier and fun: think Migos' brilliant new 'Stir Fry', NERD's 'Lemon', or Brockhampton, all of which feel like a completely fresh take and could usher in a new sound palette for 2018. Cassettes Vinyl production times are getting worse (the Lorde album has literally taken 18 years to make) and labels are hiking up prices in a desperate attempt to rip off consumers. I'd expect vinyl sales to fall sharply in 2018 because of it: indie bands are already starting to embrace cassettes again instead as they're fast to make, cheap to sell and pretty cute. I look forward to your contributions and pithy one-liners, gyorls!