Junkie XL Collaborates with Hans Zimmer For Batman Film, 'Dark Knight Rises'; Creates Music For Video Game, 'Shinjuku'

Dutch-born musician, remixer and producer Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) works with Oscar-winning film composer, Hans Zimmer, on the latest Batman film, Dark Knight Rises. Included on the soundtrack is a Junkie XL remix of musical cue, “Bombers Over Ibiza.” To listen to the remix, see above.

This is not the first time the two have worked together. Since 2010, Zimmer has enlisted the talents of Holkenborg on several films – Inception, Madagascar 3, Megamind – as well as other musical projects, including this year’s remix of the The Academy Awards® theme song.

Other composers who have worked with Zimmer – John Powell (Rio, the Bourne series, Mr.. & Mrs. Smith) and Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek) - later made the ultimate step towards their own big Hollywood scores.

Speaking on the collalboration, Holkenborg says, "signing up for one of the biggest Hollywood film series is a dream of mine. Hans began with Rain Man in the '80s and has composed music for a hundred-plus films. For me, he is not only a friend and colleague, but a living legend and a true mentor. It is both an education and inspiration to work with Hans, day in and day out."

In addition, Holkenborg has created the music for the video game, Shinjuku. The game features graphics from famous Japanese artist, Yashitako Amano (Final Fantasy). Shinjuku is due this fall.

Junkie XL's first new album since 2008’s Booming Back At You, will also be released later this year.

To Check Out Album Track, “Off The Dancefloor,” Click Here:



Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information.

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About Junkie XL

Junkie XL is a one-man band, whose work includes remixes for Coldplay, Bloc Party, Justin Timberlake, Crookers and Rammstein. Holkenborg’s solo efforts include 1998’s Saturday Teenage Kick, 2000’s Big Sound Of The Drags, and 2003’s Radio JXL: A Broadcast From The Computer Hell Cabin. Radio JXL included collaborations with Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, Gary Numan, The Cure’s Robert Smith and Public Enemy’s Chuck D. The US release included his breakthrough remix of Elvis Presley’s 1968 single, “A Little Less Conversation,” originally created for a 2002 Nike World Cup Commercial. The song became a number one hit in more than 20 countries. Holkenborg’s most recent efforts are Today (2006) and Booming Back At You (2008).

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