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The Red Bulletin Podcast: Junkie XL

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"With his shaved head and leather jacket, Tom Holkenborg doesn’t look dissimilar to the characters in the film he won acclaim composing for. But unlike one of George Miller’s Mad Max creations, the Dutch producer is fine with failure. Raised in a musical family, Holkenborg played in bands and created beats, driven by a never-ending appetite to mix genres and understand both the creative and the technical side of music production. Also present: a willingness to throw things away and start from the bottom again. He stopped by The Red Bulletin Podcast to talk about why, after creating a worldwide...
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Wired – Thank A Man Named Junkie XL For Batman V Superman’s Ominous Sound

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Wired Thank A Man Named Junkie XL For Batman V Superman's Ominous Sound By K.M. McFarland The first time composer Tom Holkenborg—better known by his nom de boom, Junkie XL—heard his music in a film, it wasn’t part of the score. It was in the movie Blade, which opens with his track “Dealing with the Roster” playing as a crowd of blood-soaked vampires dances at a rave. (Hey, it was 1998.) It was one song in one film, but it changed how Holkenborg saw his future. “I was so surprised by how my music worked [when set] to picture that...
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