Junkie XL

Real Name:
Tom Holkenborg
Profile:
Junkie XL started as a live-act 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 (born 8 December 1967 - Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands). Junkie XL "officially" became a solo project when Rudeboy left the group after the "Big Sounds Of The Drags" album.

In 2003 Tom moved from Amsterdam to focus on writing and composing music for video games and films. He's often working together with Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer for new movie scores, but also works solo on new material
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Albums

RR 8792 2, RR 8792-2 Saturday Teenage Kick — Junkie XL Junkie XL Saturday Teenage Kick (Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Medcom, Medcom RR 8792 2, RR 8792-2 Brazil 1997 Sell This Version
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RR 8633-2 Big Sounds Of The Drags — Junkie XL Junkie XL Big Sounds Of The Drags (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8633-2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
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TECH 0041 Radio JXL: A Broadcast From The Computer Hell Cabin — Junkie XL Junkie XL Radio JXL: A Broadcast From The Computer Hell Cabin (Album) Roadrunner Records TECH 0041 Poland 2003 Sell This Version
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BUCD-6570 Today — Junkie XL Junkie XL Today (Album) Roadrunner Records BUCD-6570 Indonesia 2006 Sell This Version
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none Music From SSX Blur — Junkie XL Junkie XL Music From SSX Blur (Album) Nettwerk America, E.A.R.S. (EA™ Recordings) none US 2007 Sell This Version
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N 00090-1-DIG Booming Back At You — Junkie XL Junkie XL Booming Back At You (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk Music Group, Artwerk Music N 00090-1-DIG US 2008 Sell This Version
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none The Sims 3 Re-Imagined — Junkie XL Junkie XL The Sims 3 Re-Imagined(13xFile, AAC, Album, 256) E.A.R.S. (EA™ Recordings) none US 2010
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none The Composer Series — Junkie XL Junkie XL The Composer Series(2xCD + DVD) dms.fm none US 2010 Sell This Version
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none The Composer Series Volume 2 — Junkie XL Junkie XL The Composer Series Volume 2(2xCD + DVD) dms.fm none 2011 Sell This Version
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JXL12002 Synthesized — Junkie XL Junkie XL Synthesized (Album) JXL Recordings JXL12002 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
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88883729932 Paranoia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Junkie XL Junkie XL Paranoia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Sony Classical 88883729932 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
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WTM39502 300: Rise Of An Empire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Junkie XL Junkie XL 300: Rise Of An Empire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) WaterTower Music WTM39502 US 2014 Sell This Version
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602537789672 Divergent (Original Motion Picture Score) — Junkie XL Junkie XL Divergent (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) Interscope Records, [NYSE: LGF], Summit Entertainment 602537789672 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
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88875115902 Mad Max Fury Road — Junkie XL Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL - Mad Max Fury Road (Album) WaterTower Music 88875115902 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
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none Distance Between Dreams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Junkie XL Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL - Distance Between Dreams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Lakeshore Records none US 2016 Sell This Version
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399 807-2 Deadpool (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Junkie XL 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
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88875183652 Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Junkie XL Hans Zimmer And Junkie XL Hans Zimmer And Junkie XL - Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) WaterTower Music 88875183652 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
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MOVATM205 Tomb Raider (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Junkie XL Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL - Tomb Raider (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Sony Classical MOVATM205 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

ESU 1968 Def Beat — Junkie XL Junkie XL Def Beat ESP-SUN Records ESU 1968 US 1997 Sell This Version
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RR 2245-3 Saturday Teenage Kick — Junkie XL Junkie XL Saturday Teenage Kick (Single, Maxi) Roadrunner Records, Medcom RR 2245-3 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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RRCY-9008 Billy Club — Junkie XL Junkie XL Billy Club (Single, EP) Roadrunner Records RRCY-9008 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
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SAMPCS 6515 Dealing With The Roster — Junkie XL Junkie XL Dealing With The Roster (Single) Epic SAMPCS 6515 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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RR PROMO 420 Check Your Basic Groove — Junkie XL Junkie XL Check Your Basic Groove Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 420 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
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RR 2139-2 Zerotonine — Junkie XL Junkie XL Zerotonine (Single) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR 2139-2 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
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none Future In Computer Hell Pt. 2 / Where Are We Going To — Junkie XL Junkie XL / Fort Dodge Junkie XL / Fort Dodge - Future In Computer Hell Pt. 2 / Where Are We Going To(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none US 1999 Sell This Version

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mykeyz

mykeyz

September 20, 2019
Saturday Teenage Kick is an amazing album that deserves a super deluxe expanded anniversary edition. Come on, Tom!
ischivezon

ischivezon

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.
anType

anType

January 21, 2006
edited over 17 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.
static9

static9

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.
behemoth

behemoth

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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