Junkie XL


Junkie XL

Infobox musical artist
Name = Junkie XL



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Birth_name = Tom Holkenborg
Alias = Junkie XL, JXL
Born = birth date and age|1967|12|8
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Origin = Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands
Instrument = Keyboard instruments, guitar, drums [http://www.popinstituut.nl/muzikanten/tom_holkenborg.547.html Muzikant - Tom Holkenborg] . Retrieved 2007-09-05.]
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Years_active = 1988–present
Label = Artwerk
Associated_acts = A Forest Called Mulu Mambo Jambo Nerve Weekend at Waikiki
URL = [http://www.junkiexl.com/ www.junkiexl.com]
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Tom Holkenborg (born December 8, 1967), also known as Junkie XL or JXL, is a Dutch musician. He uses the name JXL in cases where the term "Junkie" might cause offense. XL is for "Xpanding Limits".

Biography

Tom Holkenborg was born on December 8, 1967 in Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands.

He discovered music by learning and playing most instruments, including guitar, bass, piano and drums. Although he was classically trained by his mother (herself an accredited violin teacher), it wasn’t long until he discovered synthesizers and joined the Dutch New Wave group Weekend at Waikiki as a multi-instrumentalist and producer. He then expanded his horizon further to form the industrial rock band Nerve with vocalist Phil Mills, and released 2 full-length albums in 1994 and 1995. During this period, Holkenborg built his music repertoire by freelance producing and quickly landed projects for bands such as Sepultura, Fear Factory and Dog Eat Dog, as well as for video games, movies and TV spots.

Holkenborg’s solo efforts include 1998’s Saturday Teenage Kick, 2000’s Big Sounds of the Drags and 2003’s . The latter counted collaborations with Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, Gary Numan, Robert Smith from The Cure, Public Enemy’s Chuck D. and included his breakthrough remix of the late Elvis Presley's moderately successful 1968 single "A Little Less Conversation" for a 2002 Nike World Cup Commercial. The updated version unexpectedly catapulted Holkenborg into the spotlight. The song became a #1 hit in more than twenty countries. Today and Booming Back at You (BB@Y) are his latest solo efforts.

Holkenborg is known as a talented remixer, drawing critical acclaim with remixes of tracks by Michael Bublé, Britney Spears, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, Scissor Sisters, Rammstein, the aforementioned Fear Factory, Bloc Party, Sarah McLachlan and Avril Lavigne. With an unrivaled work ethic, which routinely includes fourteen-hour days in his studio, Holkenborg keeps extremely busy creating the music for video games. He has contributed music to Sims theme music for the computer game The Sims 2, the soundtrack for the Xbox racing game Forza Motorsport, and the soundtrack for futuristic Xbox racing game Quantum Redshift. He has also provided music for the films "Kingdom of Heaven", "Domino" and "". His song "Today" was featured as one of tracks on EA's "Burnout: Legends", apparently before the album was released. "Today" is also on EA's "Burnout: Revenge". He also produced a remix of the God of War 2 theme. Tom remixed Yonderboi's "People Always Talk About The Weather" in exchange of Yonderboi's remix of Today. Holkenborg is responsible for the SSX Blur original soundtrack, and EA's .

Currently he is signed to rtwerk, the new Los Angeles-based label formed by Electronic Arts and Nettwerk One Music. [ [http://www.side-line.com/news_comments.php?id=21896_0_2_0_C Junkie XL signs to computer game related record label] ]

In September 2007, Holkenborg, joined the ArtEZ School of Music as its special teacher of 'Composition & Music Design'. [ [http://www.side-line.com/news_comments.php?id=22552_0_2_0_C Junkie XL becomes professor at College] ]

Holkenborg's single "More" was released in Fall 2007 [ [http://www.side-line.com/news_comments.php?id=25831_0_2_0_C Junkie XL goes for a fuck more] ] . Both Joost van Bellen and Gerald van der Kaap have been shooting the video for the clip in New York together with female singer Lauren Rocket. "More" is also featured on the soundtrack of the .

Tom Holkenborg remixed the Eagles of Death Metal's "Don't Speak" for the newest 2008 Nike advert "Take it to the Next Level" [ [http://www.side-line.com/news_comments.php?id=31788_0_2_0_C New Junkie XL remix for Nike advert] ] . On August 17, his manager confirmed to a Dutch magazine that Junkie XL has written and produced 3 tracks for pop icon Britney Spears' upcoming album. He also added that it is still unknown if the tracks will be on the record. This could become Junkie XL's first experience as a high-level producer and songwriter.

Discography

Albums

* "Saturday Teenage Kick" (1997)
* "Big Sounds of the Drags" (1999)
* "" (2003)
* "Today" (2006)
* "Booming Back at You" (2008)

;Soundtrack albums
* "Music From SSX Blur" - iTunes Only (2007)
* "" - iTunes Only (2007)

;Bootleg albums
* "The Castbreeder" a bootleg live album

Singles/EP's

* "Def Beat" 12" 1997 the most successful single of JXL's album "Saturday Teenage Kick", featured in racing video games like Gran Turismo 3, , and Test Drive 5.
* "Billy Club" CDS 1997
* "Saturday Teenage Kick" CDS 1998
* "Zerotonine" CDS 1999 (also featured on Dave Seaman's "")
* "Love Like Razorblade" CDS 2000
* "Future in Computer Hell" (featured on Sasha's "")
* "Dance Valley 2000" CDS
* "Action Radius" (the track from the game Need for Speed: Underground and from the Unreleased beta of Need For Speed: Carbon)
* "Beauty Never Fades" 12" (feat. Saffron of Republica) (also appears in the trailer "EVE Never Fades" for the MMO "Eve Online")
* "Breezer" 12" (with Sasha, featured on Deep Dish's "")
* "Catch Up To My Step" CDS 2003 (feat. Solomon Burke) #40 (BEL), #63 (UK)
* "Don't Wake Up Policeman" CDS 2003 (feat. Peter Tosh)
* "Between These Walls" CDS 2004 (feat. Anouk) #35 (NL)
* "Obsession" 12" (with DJ Tiësto) #56 (UK)
* "Crusher" (feat. Saffron of Republica) - Theme song of Quantum Redshift
* "Red Pill Blue Pill" 2003 (from Animatrix OST)
* "UR / A Tear In The Open" 2005 Junkie XL's remix was included as the A-Side of Tiesto's single
* "Today" CDS 2006 (the title track from his 2006 release "Today")
* "Colossus of Rhodes" a remix from the God of War 2 soundtrack, which was included as an extra on its release.he has also has had in Lumines II called Breezer
* "More EP" inspired on the souds of the classic arcade game Pacman, #40 (US) Billboard: Global Dance Track [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/searchResult.jsp?configType=BBCOM_SIMPLEDEFAULT&pubList=Billboard&an=bbcom&action=Submit&kw=&exposeNavigation=true&keyword=junkie+xl&searchType=ARTICLE_SEARCH Billboard Music Charts - Latest Music News - Music Videos ] ]
* "More More"
* "Cities in Dust" a cover of Siouxsie & The Banshees
* "Beating Back At You Vol 1 (More Progressive)" it includes "Roux", an exclusive track for Beatport, and the Dub Mix of "Not Enough"
* "Beating Back At You Vol 2 (More Techno)" it includes versions of "Prevent Confusion", an exclucive track for Beatport, and "Zage" from the "Booming Back at You" album

Remixes

* 1997 Fear Factory - "Burn"
* 1997 Fear Factory - "Cyberdyne"
* 1997 Fear Factory - "Refueled"
* 1997 Fear Factory - "Genetic Blueprint"
* 1997 Fear Factory - "Bionic Chronic"
* 1997 Dog Eat Dog - "Step Right In"
* 1998 3 Colours Red - "Paralyse"
* 1998 Project Pitchfork - "Carnival"
* 1998 (HED) P.E. - "Serpent Boy"
* 1999 Fear Factory - "Cars"
* 1999 Fear Factory - "Descent"
* 1999 Kong - "Yèllow Mystiç"
* 1999 Soulfly - "Umbabarauma"
* 1999 Tanith - "T.A.N.I.T.H."
* 2000 DJ Sandy vs. Housetrap - "Overdrive"
* 2000 Shanks & Bigfoot - "Sing-A-Long"
* 2000 Praga Khan - "Power of The Flower"
* 2000 Junkie XL - "Zeronotine"
* 2000 Way Out West - "UB Devoid"
* 2001 Ayumi Hamasaki - "Vogue"
* 2001 Conjure One - "Redemption"
* 2002 Natalie Imbruglia - "Beauty On The Fire"
* 2002 Elvis Presley - "A Little Less Conversation"
* 2002 Fischerspooner - "Emerge"
* 2002 Rammstein - "Feuer frei!"
* 2003 Conjure One - "Center of The Sun"
* 2003 Syntax - "Pray"
* 2003 Dave Gahan - "Dirty Sticky Floors"
* 2003 Infusion - "Legacy"
* 2003 BT - "Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved)"
* 2003 Fear Factory - "Edgecrusher"
* 2003 Junkie XL - "Between These Walls"
* 2003 Junkie XL - "Angels"
* 2003 Mylène Farmer - "XXL"
* 2003 Scissor Sisters - "Mary"
* 2004 Michael Bublé - "Spider-Man theme song"
* 2004 Britney Spears - "Outrageous"
* 2004 Beastie Boys - "Fight For Your Right"
* 2004 Ryukyu Underground - "Seragaki"
* 2004 Sarah McLachlan - "World on Fire"
* 2005 Tiësto - "UR "
* 2005 Britney Spears - "And Then We Kiss"
* 2005 The Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom"
* 2005 The Go Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed "
* 2005 Culture Club - "I'll Tumble 4 Ya"
* 2006 Niyaz - "Dilruba"
* 2006 Mark Mothersbaugh - "The Sims Theme"
* 2006 Coldplay - "Talk"
* 2006 Scissor Sisters - "Land of a Thousand Words"
* 2006 Yonderboi - "People Always Talk About The Weather"
* 2006 UNKLE - "Burn My Shadow"
* 2007 melody. - "Feel The Rush"
* 2007 Fatboy Slim - "Weapon of Choice"
* 2007 Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend"
* 2007 Junkie XL - "Colossus of Rhodes"
* 2007 Justin Timberlake - "What Goes Around..."
* 2007 Junkie XL - "More"
* 2007 Britney Spears - "Gimme More"
* 2008 Junkie XL - "Cities in Dust"
* 2008 Junkie XL - "Not Enough"
* 2008 Madonna and Justin Timberlake - "4 Minutes"
* 2008 Eagles of Death Metal - "Don't Speak"
* 2008 Jape - "I Was A Man"

Featured games

* "The Need For Speed" (1995)
* "Test Drive 5" (1998)
* "" (1999)
* "Gran Turismo 3" (2001)
* "Quantum Redshift" (2002)
* "" (2003)
* "The Sims 2" (2004)
* "Forza Motorsport" (2005)
* "Destroy All Humans!" (2005)
* "Burnout Legends" (2005)
* "" (2005)
* "" (2006)
* "God of War 2" (2007)
* "SSX Blur" (2007)
* "FIFA 08" (2007)
* "" (2007)
* "Burnout Paradise" (2008)
* "FIFA Street 3" (2008)
* "The Sims 3" (2008/2009)

References

External links

* [http://www.junkiexl.com/ Junkie XL] (official website)
*myspace|junkiexl|Junkie XL
*IMDb name|0432725|Junkie XL
* [http://www.youtube.com/user/junkiexlmusic JunkieXL YouTube Video Page] at YouTube
* [http://www21.sbs.com.au/alchemy/index.php?pg=ct&ct=1&sc=2&id=633 JunkieXL Interview with Alchemy SBS Radio 2008]
*" [http://www.jivemagazine.com/article.php?pid=3314 JunkieXL - Mass Consumption] ", "JIVE Magazine", May 2, 2005
* [http://www.onbeat.com/interviews_JunkieXL.php Interview with Garrett Shatzer for Onbeat, 2006]
* [http://comfortcomes.com/?page=reviews&id=2186 Booming Back At You Review]
* [http://alldeejay.com/ Mixes from Junkie XL]


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