Junkie XL

Junkie XL

Real Name:
Tom Holkenborg
The Amsterdam based live-act Junkie XL started in 1995 and debuted in 1997 with their album Saturday Teenage Kick.
Even though Junkie XL was technically a group, all tracks were created and produced by Tom Holkenborg. Junkie XL "officially" became a solo project when Rudeboy left the group after the Big Sounds of the Drags album.
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Junkie XL Discography


RR 8792 2 Junkie XL Saturday Teenage Kick (Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Medcom, Medcom RR 8792 2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
RR 8633-2 Junkie XL Big Sounds Of The Drags (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8633-2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
RR 8380-9 Junkie XL Radio JXL: A Broadcast From The Computer Hell Cabin (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8380-9 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
BUCD-6570 Junkie XL Today (Album) Roadrunner Records BUCD-6570 Indonesia 2006 Sell This Version
none Junkie XL Music From SSX Blur (Album) Nettwerk America, E.A.R.S. (EA™ Recordings) none US 2007 Sell This Version
none Junkie XL Booming Back At You (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk Music Group, Artwerk Music none US 2007 Sell This Version
none Junkie XL The Composer Series Volume 1(2xCD, Album, Dig + DVD) dms.fm none US 2010 Sell This Version
none Junkie XL The Composer Series Volume 2(2xCD + DVD) dms.fm none 2011 Sell This Version
JXL12002 Junkie XL Synthesized (Album) JXL Recordings JXL12002 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
88883729932 Junkie XL Paranoia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD) Sony Classical 88883729932 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
WTM39502 Junkie XL 300: Rise Of An Empire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) WaterTower Music WTM39502 US 2014 Sell This Version
B002047402 Junkie XL Divergent (Original Motion Picture Score)(CD, Album) Interscope Records B002047402 2014 Sell This Version
none Junkie XL Darkspore(10xFile, FLAC) E.A.R.S. (EA™ Recordings) none 2014
88875115902 Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL* Mad Max Fury Road (Album) WaterTower Music 88875115902 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
88875183652 Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL - Batman v Superman Dawn Of Justice Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) WaterTower Music 88875183652 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
399 807-2 Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL - Deadpool (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Milan 399 807-2 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 304 Junkie XL Saturday Teenage Kick(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Roadrunner Records, Medcom RR PROMO 304 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ESU 1968 Junkie XL Def Beat ESP-SUN Records ESU 1968 US 1997 Sell This Version
RR 2263 6 Junkie XL Billy Club (Single) Roadrunner Records RR 2263 6 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
RR 2245-3 Junkie XL Saturday Teenage Kick (Single, Maxi) Roadrunner Records, Medcom RR 2245-3 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
SAMPCS 6515 Junkie XL Dealing With The Roster(CD, Single, Promo) Sony Music Entertainment (UK) SAMPCS 6515 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RR 2139-2 Junkie XL Zerotonine (Single, Maxi) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR 2139-2 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 420 Junkie XL Check Your Basic Groove Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 420 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
MO 2081-6 Junkie XL Zerotonine (New Mixes) / Future In Computer Hell Pt 2 (Maxi) Mostiko MO 2081-6 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
MO 2071-9 Dance Valley Crew Feat. Junkie XL Dance Valley Crew Feat. Junkie XL - Dance Valley 2000 (Single) Mostiko MO 2071-9 Belgium 2000 Sell This Version

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November 14, 2015
every soundtrack or ost that brings him on or features him is bound to be great. the dude makes some of the weirdest but some of the most headbanging analog-based electro beats around.


November 5, 2014
Op Weg Naar Stadskanaal (DVD, VPRO 2002)


January 21, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
Tom uses the nickname Junkie XL because he's usually described as "studio-junkie" and XL comes from "eXpanding Limits", because Tom is always expanding the limits of music, space, time and EVERYTHING! And I think, he couldn't choose a more appropriate alias - he surely CAN and DOES push the limits of everything.

To me, Junkie XL is the best and the most outstanding producer ever! It is just amazing how many instruments this guy can play and how many music styles he can produce, ranging from raw big beat (first two albums) to beautiful downtempo ("Between These Walls", "Broken" on "Radio JXL 3pm"; "Talk Tonight" and "Streets" on "Radio JXL 7am"), from dub ("Dubzilla" on "Radio JXL 3am"; "Tommy Dub" on "Radio JXL 7am") to lush ambient IDM-ish landscapes ("Chilled", "Casio" and "Reshurc" on "Radio JXL 3am"), from radio pop ("that Elvis remix"; most of the tracks on "Radio JXL 3pm") to progressive trance (most of his latest remixes; most of the tracks on "Radio JXL 3am" and "Radio JXL 7am"). Furthermore - whatever he produces oozes utter perfection because he pays a lot of attention to each and every detail in each and every one of his tracks. He's surely one of the best trance producers ever - his music is really emotional and atmospheric. Almost each and every one of his remixes is worth checking out (except for those Britney remixes - what was he thinking?)... I must say, Junkie XL is the #1 artist for me - his discography can offer music for each and every mood and any occasion, be it clubbing, chilling out or whatever. Tom is surely a genius.


May 31, 2004
Without a doubt one of the best electronic producers of recent years, as well as engineering sasha's incredible 'Airdrawndagger' album, he also released his own album, and has done remixes for the likes of Sarah McLachlan, BT, Infusion, and ofcourse Elvis.

He's great live too, a true showman.


June 15, 2002
"A Little Less Coversation" is going to shift some units, and JXL is going to end up with a big pile of cash. Which is thoroughly deserved, if you asked me, because he is an excellent producer. Well, he must be if he's good enough to work with Sasha. Pumpin' without the cheese - impressive.

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