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Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands (1997 – present)

Junkie XL (also known as JXL) is musician Tom Holkenborg, born in Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands on 8 December 1967. After producing and touring with the Dutch group Weekend at Waikiki, together with Phil Mills he founded the industrial band Nerve and released 2 albums (1993 and 1995). After he and Chris Hinze under name A Forest Called Mulu recorded trip-hop/ambient album and began writing his own tracks as Junkie XL in 1997. He has worked with many artists, including Sander Kleinenberg, DJ Tiësto and Sasha.

In 2002 he left The Netherlands to live and work in the United States where he works on soundtracks for movies and computer games.

He uses the name “JXL” in those cases where the term Junkie might cause offense.

Some of his better-known songs include:

* Today (the title track from his 2006 release Today)
* Future in Computer Hell (Part 2) (featured on Sasha’s Global Underground 013: Ibiza)
* A Little Less Conversation (remix of Elvis Presley’s original)
* Zerotonine (featured on Dave Seaman’s Global Underground 016: Cape Town)
* Beauty Never Fades (feat. Saffron of Republica, featured in a promotional video of the game EvE-Online)
* Breezer (with Sasha, featured on Deep Dish’s Global Underground 025: Toronto)
* Obsession (with DJ Tiësto)
* Feuer Frei! (Rammstein vs. Junkie XL Remix) (B-side on Rammstein’s Feuer frei! single)
* Crusher (feat. Saffron of Republica) - Theme song of Quantum Redshift
* Outrageous (JXL Remix) on the Limited Edition of Britney SpearsGreatest Hits: My Prerogative Album with the Bonus Remix CD.


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  • buzzshit

    I love only "Today" album) I dont know other)

    16 Mar 9:44am Reply
  • A7X-30STM

    Divergent Soundtrack is really good! [3]

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • KingFahtah

    300: Rise Of An Empire, worst sequel of the decade, but right, good music.

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • stereografia

    "Red Pill, Blue Pill" one of the best tracks I've ever listened to.

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • K3-y

    Yes, 'Divergent' soundtrack is great :)

    9 Sep 2014 Reply
  • eurovisionde

    Divergent Soundtrack is really good! [2]

    5 Sep 2014 Reply
  • K3-y

    Soundtrack from '300: Rise Of An Empire' is simply outstanding. I always listen to 'Marathon' right before my swimming trainings ^^

    26 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Dominick_ROCK

    300: Rise Of An Empire <3 [2]

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Vicenda

    Love the fact he also makes electronic music. After discovering him watching 300: Rise Of An Empire I really didn't expect that!

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • waarsnico

    Vangellis > Junkie XL > Hans Zimmer

    8 May 2014 Reply

    Divergent Soundtrack is really good!

    6 May 2014 Reply
  • aphoticapathy

    300: Rise of an Empire soundtrack is enjoyable. Sadly, the film itself was not.

    2 May 2014 Reply
  • Fiean

    keren pisan!

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
  • ShinobiNoRyuu

    300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE is crazy

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • eN4ez

    300: Rise Of An Empireιlι.ιl..ιllιlι.ιl. Junkie XL = Hans Zimmer

    21 Mar 2014 Reply
  • JulieneGunner

    Black Sabbath cut ending. <3

    13 Mar 2014 Reply
  • K3-y

    I cannot believe it was him who 'committed' soundtrack to '300: Rising of an empire'

    12 Mar 2014 Reply
  • basebox

    "Bonzai" from "Synthesized" it the best track on album!!!

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Dmitry_Thrashed

    When something will come out? Does he record smth?

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • garbuh

    первый альбом шедевр, всё остальное хуета

    18 May 2013 Reply
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