Junkie XL Drafts Pals For Live 'Broadcast'
Dutch producer/electronic artist Junkie XL, whose new album features guest vocalists such as Dave Gahan, Chuck D, the Cure's Robert Smith, former Republica frontwoman Saffron, and soul legend SolomonDutch producer/electronic artist Junkie XL, whose new album features guest vocalists such as Dave Gahan, Chuck D, the Cure's Robert Smith, former Republica frontwoman Saffron, and soul legend Solomon Burke, will perform live with some of the acts next week in his native Holland.
"On June 9 we're closing Pinkpop, which is the size of [the] Glastonbury [festival] -- 75,000 people," Junkie XL mainman Tom Holkenborg says of the annual event in Landgraaf, 130 miles from Amsterdam. "I'm going to perform with a live band and some featured guests from the album, and people who can't make it will be there by satellite link-up, like Dave Gahan and Robert Smith. Saffron and Solomon Burke are going to be there live, Grant Nicholas [from Feeder] and Gary Numan still might be. Chuck D's going to be animated, and so is [the late] Peter Tosh, of course. We have a satellite link with the afterlife as well."
As previously reported, "Radio JXL -- A Broadcast From the Computer Hell Cabin," is due June 16 internationally via Roadrunner (North American release plans are not yet solidified). The Pinkpop performance will be cybercast on the artist's soon-to-launch online radio station, RadioJXL.com.
Holkenborg shot to international fame last year after bringing Elvis Presley back to the pop charts with his JXL remix of "A Little Less Conversation." The first single from the new set, "Catch Up to My Step" featuring Burke, debuted Sunday at No. 63 on the U.K. singles chart.