The King Of Rock & Soul meets The King Of Collaboration... Brand New single 'Catch Up To My Step' feat. Solomon Burke is out 19th May 2003
After his major success last year with the Elvis Vs JXL track 'A Little Less Conversation' (which secured the # 1 spot in over 24 countries), Junkie Xl (aka Tom Holkenborg) returns with his much-anticipated third album on 2nd June, forged in his 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 Republica's crimson-quiffed Saffron - as previewed on the recent dance chart hit 'Beauty Never Fades'.
Having also co-produced Sashas album Airdrawndagger, toured with The Prodigy, and electrified The King from beyond the grave, it seems Holkenborg has become used to working with royalty. This single is no exception, featuring The King of Soul', Solomon Burke. A legendary Hall of Fame inductee & 2003 Grammy winner, 63 year old Burkes career spans over 5 decades and he is responsible for R&B classics such as Everybody Needs Somebody To Love and Cry To Me. Hes been covered by everyone from The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin to Otis Redding and Elton John, and if that wasnt enough, he heads his own evangelical church with a 40,000 strong US congregation, has 21 children, 63 grandchildren and has a penchant for fried chicken!
His unmistakable soul-filled vocals mixed with JXLs chart-toppling pop nous (think relentlessly funky slices of big beat and a guitar hook to die for) make Catch Up To My Step the perfect tune to kickstart your summer, elevating Junkies status in the world of dance to an even higher level. His 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?'"
Watch this space for more info on upcoming UK appearances...- - -
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