Tom Holkenborg, has mastered many trades within the music industry. He is a world-renowned film composer for Hollywood blockbusters such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Justice League, and more.
As a Grammy-nominated DJ he goes by the name of Junkie XL, and is known for collaborations with Britney Spears, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and more.
Junkie XL scored a #1 hit in over 20 countries with his remix of Elvis Presleys’ “A little less conversation” and was the first artist outside of the Presley organization to receive authorization from the Elvis Presley estate to remix an Elvis Presley song. The remix has since been used in films like Ocean’s Eleven and Sharktale, as well as countless commercial sports.
Holkenborg also is a legendary video game soundtrack composer for Need for Speed, The Matrix, The Sims 2, The Sims 3, and more.
June 16th: NFT auction on Tezos
Holkenborg’s NFT drop will consist of 15 items for auction, including the auction for the ‘Soundtrack Of Your Life’. The auction Begins Noon EST on June 16, 2021.
The ‘Soundtrack Of Your Life’ NFT concept was developed by Holkenborg to be an offering that would push the boundaries of what is possible with NFTs. Holkenborg will create a 20+ minute original score, based on an interview with the winner, that encapsulates the unique victories, heartbreaks, memories and emotions that make up their lives.
The NFT auction is a chance to have one of Hollywood’s singular composers write a truly personalized audio odyssey for you or a loved one. Institutional entrants are also welcome to participate in the bidding. Holkenborg commented:
“This is my first real exploration of the blockchain, I am definitely curious to experiment more, drawn to its transparency and decentralized approach,”
“Beneath the hype it still feels quite punk rock and DIY, and I believe that major possibilities exist within the Blockchain to help empower creators.
It’s always good to think about expanding the limits of how and where music can go, and to collaborate with artists in other mediums.
I’m certainly not first in the NFT space, but I thought the Soundtrack Of Your Life was my chance to add something different and make something totally unique. It’s going to be fun!”
Additionally, the NFT auction will include the first original non-film related work from Tom since 2012, the single ‘Despite All That Was’ and three original pieces of artwork in collaboration with visual artist Space Renders (Juan Piana) who has previously worked with creators like Camila Cabello, Machine Gun Kelly, Jake Paul, and others.
The auction will take place on AmplifyX, a FINRA and SEC registered platform reinventing the intersection of NFTs and securities to transform digital ownership and monetization across technology, finance, and popular culture.
AmplifyX is built on the Tezos blockchain, an energy efficient Proof of Stake blockchain network that uses 2 million times less energy than Proof of Work blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
10% of the auction gross will be donated to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance charity.