I’d like to welcome you all to Elvis Remixes: the most complete collection of Elvis Remix information on the internet. Ever since the 2002 release of JXL’s “A Little Less Conversation” remix that took the world by storm, the Elvis world has been raging with battles over the legitimacy of altering the music of the man known to much of the world as the King of Rock and Roll.
I would like to begin by stating that yes, I support remixing Elvis’ music for a new generation. Quite frankly, I’m tired of the same old album releases every two or three years. We get a love songs compilation, a gospel compilation, a Christmas compilation, and an “essential” hits compilation, with track lists that hardly ever change.
Remixes have opened pathways for new Elvis music to be released, and also have reintroduced Elvis to a new generation. The official remixes released by RCA/BMG have been incorporated into TV shows, movies, and commercials. With the internet now being the main media source, amateur DJs have began following the path that JXL took with the first big Elvis project of the 21st century.
This blog’s goal is to document all Elvis remixes that have been released over the years. Now to clarify, our classification of a remix is that the track must have been drastically altered from the original to consider it a remix. This is not simply adding audience effects to make it a false live recording, nor is it simple rearranging of parts of a song, quite literally “RE-mixing” it. Generally if it adds nothing to the song, or doesn’t depart fairly drastically, it’s not a remix by our classification.
If anyone can point me in the direction of remixes I don’t already have listed, please contact me, and I’ll be glad to investigate. I’ve been collecting these remixes since I was probably around 14, and I am now 21. I hope everyone enjoys this blog. I will keep it updated as I can, and will try to post samples for most remixes.
One more quick note. Discussion is very welcome on this blog, but I must warn everyone that I have seen how this debate can and has destroyed the Elvis world very quickly when those people who absolutely do not like remixes get into it with those who do. I want you to know that if you do not like remixes, you are totally entitled to your opinion, and if you can manage to be civil in your debate, you are welcome to post. But I will NOT tolerate anyone getting into personal battles over this. This blog is for constructive discussion of a topic that many people are interested in.
If you can’t say something politely, don’t say anything at all. I hope you all find this information as fascinating as I do, and I hope to have some very neat articles up soon.