Hotflush Tuesday February 23, 2016 08:14

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is, according to the music news, considering tracking sales of cassettes again after about twenty years of not giving a fuck about them. However, when Resident Advisor did some journalism and contacted the RIAA Vice President, Cara Duckworth Weiblinger (real name) to find out more, she said that it's all a load of bollocks, cassette sales are still weaker than Gazza in a public house and people should just stop making things up about the RIAA and cassette sales.

Which is all a shame because I was banking on Hotflush re-mastering and re-releasing my classic hard house tape from 2001, All Or Nothing 3 (it was the third and best mix in my All Or Nothing trilogy). It's the tape that got me a gig at Sundissential when I was 20. Check out the tracklist:

Now that cassettes definitely aren't commercially viable, why would Scuba bother to raid the Hotflush piggy bank and release this genre-busting hard house-only 90 minute tape from the WRDM vaults? I'm alright, but I just feel sorry for anyone who hasn't heard Fucked On Charly by Fat Bastard and Doctor Evil. Upside down smiley face.

Actually, I think that ace Guardian Guide, Ran$om Note, i-D, RBMA and Wired etc, etc journo, and very dear friend, Ian McQuaid, still has the master tape. Ian, I know you're reading this. I want the tape back, Ian. I want the tape, and I want it now.

So does the world.

Tomorrow, I'm quizzing Sam from London about what kind of night out he had last weekend down XOYO for 12 Weeks of Techno!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!