It took me a second to connect the dots on Junkie XL. Quietly, the Dutch musician has been credited within the liner notes of some hard action soundtracks: The Animatrix? Junkie XL. Resident Evil? Junkie XL. Man of Steel? Junkie XL. God of War II? Junkie XL. Mass Effect 3…well, you get the idea.
As the non-traditional moniker (for a composer) may suggest, JXL is primarily known as a producer and DJ, taking existing tracks by Justin Timberlake and Fatboy Slim and giving them an official remixing. Now, Junkie XL has landed Batmam v. Superman: Dawn of Justice alongside celebrated composer Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Rock).
Earlier this year, Junkie XL gave us the score to 300: Rise of an Empire. Approriately enough, the full score was mostly bombast, a characteristic that marks many of the works of the producer.
Below, I’ve included some choice cuts from JXL’s diverse discography. Think of it as a window into things yet come…
Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include BamnComics.com, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for ComicBookBin.com, OfNote Magazine, and ForcesOfGeek.com. His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post. Yes, he wrote this bio.