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The Red Bulletin Podcast: Junkie XL 

Words: Andreas Tzortzis
Photo: Dirk Kikstra

Dutch-born producer Tom Holkenborg had a mega hit when he remixed Elvis Presley. So he traded that in to start at the bottom of the Hollywood pyramid. 

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 megahit, he decided to try something he’d never done before and get into film composing.

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