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Posted on February 12, 2008

Are you ready for new Junkie XL music? It’s coming… The new single ‘Catch Up To My Step’ featuring Solomon Burke to be released 19th May. The new album ‘Radio JXL: A Broadcast From The Computerhell Cabin’ coming 2nd June. JUNKIE XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) is all set to return. Did you know that the Elvis Vs JXL ‘Little Less Conversation’ track released last year literally conquered the world securing the number 1 spot in over 24 countries? It’s true. The much-anticipated third Junkie XL album was forged in Junkie’s state-of-the-art Amsterdam studio. It’s a star-studded opus featuring a host of contributors including Gary Numan, Chuck D, Robert Smith, Terry Hall and of course Republica’s crimson-quiffed Saffron – as previewed on the recent dance chart hit ‘Beauty Never Fades’. ‘Radio JXL’ is based around the concept of a virtual pirate radio station. The double CD demonstrates a versatility that spans chart-toppling pop nous with the stealthiest of narco-freaked dance workouts all captured within the ‘3pm’ and ‘3am’ theme. Junkie XL’s objective remains clear: “What I want is that Junkie XL should be a mark of quality when it comes to a certain sound. I feel really comfortable saying I make progressive dance music I’m always asking, ‘How far can I go?'” Expect pummelling dynamics embellished with echoing industrial effects, subtle yet powerful, drama mixed with grace. Check out ‘Breezer’, co-produced with Sasha. The remix from T퀌¿esto features peak upon peak of sun-showering bliss – it’s a sure-set crowd-pleaser that’s been topping the most respectable DJ charts. Again. And it seems Holkenborg has become used to working with royalty… the new single features the ‘King of Rock N Soul’ – the one and only Solomon Burke. Solomon is a legendary Hall of Fame inductee & just scooped a Grammy, topping the competition in the category of Contemporary Blues. For those attending the Winter Music Conference in Miami this month – you can find Junkie XL DJ’ing a set at the Ultra Music Festival, Saturday 22nd March, Bayfront Park. He rounds off an impressive bill including Underworld, Paul Oakenfold, Timo Maas, Tiesto, Sasha, John Digweed and many more! Expect UK appearances soon and a personal set from the man himself at the forthcoming ‘Radio JXL’ launch party. And there’s more to come…


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