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Billboard – ‘Batman v Superman’ (and ‘Mad Max’ and ‘Deadpool’) Composer Tom Holkenborg on His Method and Massive Year

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Billboard 'Batman v Superman' (and 'Mad Max' and 'Deadpool') Composer Tom Holkenborg on His Method and Massive Year By Gil Kaufman Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) could have been another Stereo MCs or Prodigy: a one-(or two) hit electronica wonder from the '90s whose career peaked before quickly flaming out. Instead, he's reinvented himself as Hollywood's ace soundtrack superstar, providing the pulsing scores for two of this year's biggest superhero smashes: the $700 million Deadpool and the about-to-explode Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. "I love how muscular his score for Mad Max was," Deadpool director Tim Miller tells Billboard...
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Beatport – Junkie XL on the Insanely Stressful, Highly Addictive World of Film Scoring

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Beatport Junkie XL on the Insanely Stressful, Highly Addictive World of Film Scoring By Katie Bain "The perfect film music draws the viewer in without them realizing it’s happening." As a producer, Junkie XL toured the world playing for crowds of thousands. As a film composer, he reaches a vastly larger audience, albeit anonymously—unless you’re the kind of moviegoer who stays to watch the final credits. In 2002, the Dutch artist born Tom Holkenborg relocated to Los Angeles with the goal of breaking into the world of film composition. He started as an intern, gradually building his network and going...
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IndieWire – Exclusive: Junkie XL Talks The ‘Deadpool’ Soundtrack & Score On The Milan Records Podcast

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IndieWIRE Exclusive: Junkie XL Talks The ‘Deadpool’ Soundtrack & Score On The Milan Records Podcast By Edward Davis / The Playlist Musician Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is perhaps one of the fastest rising film composers on the scene right now. He wrote the music for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” was tapped by Hans Zimmer to co-compose the music for “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice,” and this weekend his music was featured in the biggest movie on the planet: “Deadpool.” In case you missed it, “Deadpool” had a massive weekend, shattering the opening weekend record for an R-rated film...
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“Black Mass” Premiering at the Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2015

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(Hollywood, CA) August XX, 2015— Grammy nominated producer and composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL scores Warner Bros. Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures’ crime drama “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Dakota Johnson. Directed by Scott Cooper, “Black Mass” takes place in 1970s South Boston as FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance as it spirals out of control. The film will have its world premiere at...
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Blastr – Exclusive: Mad Max: Fury Road composer Junkie XL on scoring a post-apocalyptic blockbuster

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Blastr Exclusive: Mad Max: Fury Road composer Junkie XL on scoring a post-apocalyptic blockbuster By Ernie Estrella July 10, 2015 One of the year's biggest and most memorable films, Mad Max: Fury Road, was a cinematic work of art. Even the score was no subtle bit of craft. Rather than compose a complimentary background piece, Tom Holkenborg, also known as "Junkie XL" created an insane rock opera for George Miller's dizzying masterpiece. Holkenborg's score and Fury Road were celebrated at Comic-Con International as a part of the Musical Anatomy of a Superhero Panel. The first track on Fury Road's score,...
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WAMG – Composer Tom Holkenborg Launching “Studio Time with Junkie XL” On May 26

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We Are Movie Geeks Composer Tom Holkenborg Launching “Studio Time with Junkie XL” On May 26 By Michelle McCue May 26, 2015 Grammy nominated producer and composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL is launching a new YouTube tutorial series “Studio Time with Junkie XL.” The series will give aspiring composers, producers, and musicians a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a Hollywood composer. The tutorial topics will range from technical advice, such as string and drum arrangements, to programming tips and advice on how to channel your musical influences. “Studio Time with Junkie XL” launches today (Tuesday, May 26)...
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Film Music Reporter – YouTube Series ‘Studio Time with Junkie XL’ Announced

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Film Music Reporter YouTube Series ‘Studio Time with Junkie XL’ Announced May 22, 2015 Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL is launching a new YouTube tutorial series, Studio Time with Junkie XL. The series will give aspiring composers, producers, and musicians a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a Hollywood composer. The tutorial topics will range from technical advice, such as string and drum arrangements, to programming tips and advice on how to channel your musical influences. The project is an extension of Holkenborg’s previous teaching experience as an associate professor at ARTEZ, the Dutch music conservatorium where he developed...
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Collider – Studio Time With Junkie XL Trailer: Learn Film Composing from an Industry Pro

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Collider Studio Time With Junkie XL Trailer: Learn Film Composing from an Industry Pro By Haleigh Foutch May 22, 2015 If you’ve ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of film composing from a working professional, now’s your chance. Composer and producer Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is launching a new tutorial series on YouTube, Studio Time with Junkie XL. The series will offer rare insight into the techniques and mechanics of a Hollywood composer. Holkenborg has composed for a number of major blockbusters over the years, most recently scoring everybody’s new favorite movie, Mad Max: Fury Road. He’ll...
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