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Junkie XL Refused Full Elvis Remix CD

April 01, 2006 | Music
In a recent interview the Dutch DJ Junkie XL, who had a major break through in 2003 with his remix of Elvis' "A Little Less Conversation" for the global Nike commercial, refused the offer of doing a full CD with Elvis remixes. Tom Holkenborg, his real name, confirmed in the Dutch tv show "De wereld draait door" that had could have won a fortune had he agreed. "But it's not about the money, it's about music", was his comment. He also declined a proposal by the Beatles (Paul, Ringo) who had asked for a remix of "Strawberry Fields Forever"
byebye wrote on April 01, 2006
Ha ha ha...-Yeah right!
vinny wrote on April 03, 2006
and what music you produce mr XL..dont think i've heard anything since "little less" but keep on dreamng eh!!!
bastiaanvinke wrote on April 03, 2006
Junkie xl belongs to the most popular dj's in the world. I think he's rigt in not doing a whole cd. A little less was a great idea. Let's keep it that way...
EspenK wrote on April 03, 2006
Vinny: If you havent heard anything else he's produced you simply havent got any insight in electronic music of today. He's done loads of remixes as well as own productions both before and after ALLC, I've even got a few of them in my own collection of 12". But this Elvis-remix is the only commercial remix he has done (as far as I know). All cred goes to him for not doing a full CD of Elvis remixes, it would (believe it or not) have been bad for his market value on the noncommercial club underground world.
Natha wrote on April 03, 2006
Well, for me - in the words of Elvis: once is enough
byebye wrote on April 03, 2006
The issue here is wether this story is true or false, regardless of your personal view concerning remixes. Now..Untill BMG AND EMI confirms this quote from Mr: Holkenborg, I must say I find this very very very very very hard to believe! Especially since he didn´t get any prod royalties for "A little less conversation". So IF any proposal of some sort were denied, it had obiously a lot to do with money. Remixers are usually given only one amount for their work. And IF a remix album of a dance oriented sort were planned (wich I doubt), then they would use several different remixers with cred on it, not just one.! I do believe however that in the future a highly proffessional produced album with "new arrangements" duets, etc will see the light. Backed up with a movie, it will be multi grammmy rewarded! (If I can dream:)