Holkenberg is a Dutch DJ and musician who has worked closely with Hans Zimmer on a number of scores, including "The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception," "Man of Steel," and "Amazing Spider-Man 2." On his own he's scored things like "300: Rise of an Empire" and "Divergent" (he'll also provide the score for this summer's hotly anticipated "Mad Max: Fury Road"), plus a whole host of video games.
With his score for "Run All Night," exemplified by these two tracks, Holkenberg does a nice job of mixing electronic elements with more orchestral motifs to create something that is both wholly modern while also being a classic. The heavy drum elements, too, give you the sense of feet hitting pavement and constant movement, which are two things that are very prevalent in "Run All Night." The symphonic flourishes are lovely too; Junkie XL might have made a name for himself in the hard-hitting world of electronic music but he certainly knows how to craft a melody, and the mournful second track is a great example of that. "Run All Night" opens March 13th. The soundtrack drops March 10, but you can pre-order it now.
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