JXL Enlists Robert Smith, Dave Gahan, More For Artist Album

Dutch producer/remixer Junkie XL (a.k.a. Tom Holkenborg) will release his third artist album on February 10 via Koch. Dubbed Radio JXL: Abroadcastfromthecomputerhellcabin, the album includes vocal performances from The Cure’s Robert Smith, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, Saffron from Republica, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, The Specials’ Terry Hall and soul legend Solomon Burke. JKL’s remix 2002 hit remix of Elvis’ “A Little Less Conversation” is also included on the two-disc set. The album itself was recorded over a three-year span in JXL’s Amsterdam studio and began with 25 or so tracks that he sent out to different vocalists. The collaborators then contributed via Internet links and in-studio visits, with the exception of Chuck D, who used regular mail.


“Chuck D is the only person who I never communicated with,” Holkenborg told Rolling Stone. “I sent him out the track and he sent it back saying, ‘Here are the vocals. I love the track. Have fun with it.’ Sometimes you don’t have to meet.”

Junkie XL will be performing at this year’s Winter Music Conference in Miami, after which he’ll hit the road for a series of yet-to-be announced US tour dates.

POSTED February 4, 2004 12:00AM IN THE TRIPWIRE

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