Junkie XL

Real Name:
Tom Holkenborg
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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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Junkie XL Discography Tracks

Albums

Junkie XL - Saturday Teenage Kick album art Junkie XL Saturday Teenage Kick (Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Medcom, Medcom Australia 1997 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Big Sounds Of The Drags album art Junkie XL Big Sounds Of The Drags (Album) Roadrunner Records Australia 1999 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Radio JXL: A Broadcast From The Computer Hell Cabin album art Junkie XL Radio JXL: A Broadcast From The Computer Hell Cabin (Album) Roadrunner Records Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Today album art Junkie XL Today (Album) Roadrunner Records Indonesia 2006 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Music From SSX Blur album art Junkie XL Music From SSX Blur (Album) Nettwerk America, E.A.R.S. (EA™ Recordings) US 2007 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Booming Back At You album art Junkie XL Booming Back At You (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk Music Group, Artwerk Music UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
none Junkie XL - The Composer Series album art Junkie XL The Composer Series(2xCD + DVD) dms.fm none US 2010 Sell This Version
none Junkie XL - The Composer Series Volume 2 album art Junkie XL The Composer Series Volume 2(2xCD + DVD) dms.fm none 2011 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Synthesized album art Junkie XL Synthesized (Album) JXL Recordings Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
88883729932 Junkie XL - Paranoia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Junkie XL Paranoia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD) Sony Classical 88883729932 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - 300: Rise Of An Empire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Junkie XL 300: Rise Of An Empire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) WaterTower Music US 2014 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Divergent (Original Motion Picture Score) album art Junkie XL Divergent (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) Interscope Records Europe 2014 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Mad Max Fury Road album art Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL - Mad Max Fury Road (Album) WaterTower Music Europe 2015 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Batman v Superman Dawn Of Justice Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL - Batman v Superman Dawn Of Justice Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) WaterTower Music Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Deadpool (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL - Deadpool (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Milan Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Distance Between Dreams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL - Distance Between Dreams (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Lakeshore Records US 2016 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Tomb Raider (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL - Tomb Raider (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Sony Classical Europe 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Junkie XL - Def Beat album art Junkie XL Def Beat ESP-SUN Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Billy Club album art Junkie XL Billy Club (Single) Roadrunner Records Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Saturday Teenage Kick album art Junkie XL Saturday Teenage Kick (Single, Maxi) Roadrunner Records, Medcom Europe 1998 Sell This Version
SAMPCS 6515 Junkie XL - Dealing With The Roster album art Junkie XL Dealing With The Roster(CD, Single, Promo) Sony Music Entertainment (UK) SAMPCS 6515 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Zerotonine album art Junkie XL Zerotonine (Single, Maxi) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Check Your Basic Groove album art Junkie XL Check Your Basic Groove Roadrunner Records Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Zerotonine (New Mixes) / Future In Computer Hell Pt 2 album art Junkie XL Zerotonine (New Mixes) / Future In Computer Hell Pt 2 (Maxi) Mostiko Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
Junkie XL - Dance Valley 2000 album art Dance Valley Crew Feat. Junkie XL Dance Valley Crew Feat. Junkie XL - Dance Valley 2000 (Single) Mostiko Belgium 2000 Sell This Version

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Topobot

Topobot

December 26, 2016
Tom is one of the reasons why I got into music. I don't listen to as much of his stuff as I used to, but genre-wise he's one of the most versatile artists out there: from Saturday Teenage Kick to his latest film scores, he hasn't lost his touch.

I do wish he'd make more rockish music with Rudeboy again, but I guess we'll have to see if they ever reunite...!
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.
Music-Maestro

Music-Maestro

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

anType

January 21, 2006
edited over 12 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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