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TraxX
Also known as The TRAX (2004-2009)
TRAX (2009-2018)
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active 2004–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website trax.smtown.com
Members
Past members

TraxX (Hangul트랙스; RRteulaegseu, formerly known as The TRAX and TRAX), is a South Korean music trio formed by S.M. Entertainment.

Originally a four-member rock band formed by SM Entertainment and X Japan's co-founder Yoshiki in 2004, the band was initially composed of the members: Typhoon Jay (leader and vocals), Rose Minwoo (drums), Attack Jungwoo (bass), and Xmas Jungmo (guitar). Their name is an acronym of "Typhoon Rose Attack Xmas", which also used as the members stage name. In the period of 2006 and 2007, No Min-woo and Jungwoo left the group. This resulted in the band becoming a duo with remaining members Jay and Jungmo, with changes in their band name from The TRAX to be simply name TRAX. The duo kicked off with the release of the EPs Cold-Hearted Man (2010), Oh! My Goddess (2010), and Blind (2011). Thereafter, the members went into individual activities, with Jay pursuing acting and Jungmo collaborating with several artists. On March 26, 2018, TRAX changed their name to TraxX with DJ and producer GINJO joining the group and changing their music genre from rock to electronic dance music.[1][2]

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

The members Typhoon, Rose, and Attack was introduced in the 2002 Survival Audition HeeJun vs. KangTa Battle of the Century. They was made appearance as four-member in BoA's eleventh single "Rock With You" in December 2003.

2004–07: Debut and First Rain[edit]

TRAX released their debut single Paradox on July 20, 2004. They held their first concert on July 26 at Ziller Hall and held their second concert on July 31.

Their second single Scorpio was released in Japan on November 14 by Avex Trax and in Korea on November 17 by S.M. Entertainment, with six tracks on the South Korean release and four tracks in Japan. They also featured on TVXQ's albums, Tri-Angle and Rising Sun.

TRAX released their second Japanese single Rhapsody on April 20, 2005. Their third Japanese single, Blaze Away was released on September 14.

On May 10, 2006, the drummer No Min-woo (Rose) left the band to pursue other interests and the band continued promoting as a trio. TRAX returned to Korea and released their first studio album First Rain on July 20. Following released their fourth Japanese single Resolution on August 3.

They released their fifth Japanese single, Cold Rain on January 24, 2007. Kang Jung-woo's (Attack) departure from the group was confirmed shortly thereafter.

2008–10: Cold-Hearted Man and Oh! My Goddess[edit]

In late 2008, vocalist Typhoon and guitarist X-Mas joined Super Junior members Heechul and Kangin as regulars in Mnet's television series Band of Brothers.[citation needed] In 2009, X-Mas was also cast on a short-lived show called Oppa Band along with Super Junior member Sungmin.[citation needed]

They released a digital single as a project band called TRAX+Air[3] for the Korean drama Swallow the Sun.

They released the mini album Cold-Hearted Man on January 25, 2010. It contains songs written and composed by both Typhoon and X-Mas, and features artists such as SHINee's Key, Wheesung and T-MAX's Shin Min-chul.[4] The music video for the lead single "Let You Go" starred Super Junior's Heechul and f(x)'s Victoria.

In August 2010, TRAX became a special guest for Super Junior's third Asian tour, Super Show 3 in some tour dates, performing on the bridge of the song "Don't Don". TRAX's second mini-album Oh! My Goddess was released on September 6, 2010. The music video featured Girl's Generation's Seohyun.[citation needed]

They also sang the song "Tell Me Your Love" for KBS's drama Mary Stayed Out All Night, featuring Moon Geun-young and Jang Keun-suk.[citation needed]

2011–12: M&D, Blind, and hiatus[edit]

In 2011, X-Mas joined his label mate Heechul to form the project group M&D. M&D's first title track "뭘봐 (Close Ur Mouth/What Are You Looking At?)" was released on June 22.

Typhoon was featured on the track "CRAZY" on TVXQ's fifth album, Keep Your Head Down.

TRAX's third mini album Blind was released on November 10, 2011.

On 26 March 2012, Typhoon (Jay Kim) enlisted for two years of mandatory military service. He received four weeks of basic military training in Busan and then continued to serve as a public service worker.[5] X-Mas (Kim Jung-mo) enlisted seven months later, on 25 October 2012. They were originally schedule to enlist together, but Jung-mo's scoliosis condition and a fractured collarbone delayed his enlistment. He served non-active duty as a public service worker for 23 months after completing four weeks of basic training.[6] Due to the bandmembers' enlistment in the military, the group was taking to hiatus.

2015–17: SM Town and music project[edit]

In July 2015, TRAX performed again for the first time since their three-years hiatus on SM Town Live World Tour IV followed SM Town Live World Tour V in 2016.

On January 3, 2017 TRAX announced their first music release since Blind in 2011. On January 7, they released digital single Road as a part of SM Entertainment project SM Station.[7]

2018: Reformation as TraxX[edit]

On February 23, 2018 TRAX released their first EDM single Notorious with LIP2SHOT featuring Sophiya as a part of SM Entertainment project SM Station.[8]

On March 26, 2018, S.M. Entertainment announced that TRAX changed their name to TraxX with DJ and producer GINJO joined the group and would be changes their music genre from rock to EDM.[1][2]

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales
KOR
[9]
초우 19[A]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales
KOR
[9][B]
가슴이 차가운 남자
  • Released: January 25, 2010
  • Label: S.M. Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
40 N/A
오! 나의 여신님 (Oh! My Goddess)
  • Released: September 6, 2010
  • Label: S.M. Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
5 N/A
창문 Blind
  • Released: November 10, 2011
  • Label: S.M. Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8 N/A

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales Album
KOR
Gaon

[C]
JPN
Oricon

[17]
Korean
"Paradox" 2004 37[D] N/A 초우
"Scorpio" N/A
"초우"
(Cold Rain)
2007 N/A
"가슴이 차가운 남자 "
(Let You Go)
2010 31 N/A 가슴이 차가운 남자
"오! 나의 여신님"
(Oh! My Goddess)
30 N/A 오! 나의 여신님
"창문"
(Blind)
2011 115 N/A 창문
"Road" 2017 N/A SM Station Season 1
"Notorious"
(with LIP2SHOT featuring Sophiya)
2018 N/A SM Station Season 2
Japanese
"Scorpio" 2004 26[E] 28 N/A Non-album singles
"Rhapsody" 2005 95 N/A Non-album singles
"Blaze Away" 129 N/A Non-album singles
"Resolution" 2006 N/A Non-album singles
"Find the Way" 2007 189 N/A Non-album singles
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales Album
KOR
Gaon
"Tri-Angle" (TVXQ feat. BoA and TRAX) 2004 N/A Tri-Angle
"Free Your Mind" (TVXQ feat. TRAX) 2005 N/A Rising Sun
"태양은 가득히 (Red Sun)" (SMTOWN) 2006 N/A '06 SUMMER SMTOWN
"너없이 (Without You)" N/A
"Snow Dream"(SM TOWN) N/A 2006 Winter SMTown – Snow Dream
"Alone" N/A
"Crazy" (TVXQ feat. Jay of TRAX) 2011 N/A Keep Your Head Down
"Like a Dream" N/A Winter: The Warmest Gift
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales Album
KOR
Gaon
"Go! Go!" 2006 N/A Hyena Soundtrack
"My Tears" N/A
"Angels" (Ballad Version) 2007 N/A Billy Jean Look at Me Soundtrack
"하늘아" ("Heavens") 2012 N/A God of War Soundtrack
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Concerts[edit]

Headlining[edit]

  • TRAX 1st Concert (July 24, 2004)
  • TRAX 2nd Concert (July 31, 2004)

Concert participation[edit]

Related publications[edit]

  • 1st Story Book - BLAST (December 1, 2004)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2004 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Rock Video "Paradox"[20] Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Charted on the RIAK monthly domestic album chart.[10]
  2. ^ Week references for Gaon: Gaseum-i Chagaun Namja,[11] O! Naui Yeosinnim,[12] Changmun.[13]
  3. ^ Week references for Gaon: "Gaseum-i Chagaun Namja (Let You Go)",[14] "O! Naui Yeosinnim (Oh! My Goddess)",[15] "Changmun (Blind)".[16]
  4. ^ Charted on the RIAK monthly domestic album chart.[18]
  5. ^ Charted on the RIAK monthly domestic album chart.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "트랙스, 록→EDM 그룹 변신..새 멤버 긴조 영입(공식)". 26 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "트랙스, 그룹명 TraxX로 바꾸고 EDM 변신‥새멤버 긴조 영입(공식)". 
  3. ^ "Trax + Air Unite". Archived from the original on 2009-09-09. 
  4. ^ "TRAX Official Website". trax.smtown.com. 
  5. ^ Hong, Lucia (22 March 2012). "TRAX Jay to enter military next week". 10 Asia. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (4 October 2012). "TRAX's Jung Mo to Enlist in the Army". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "'SM Station' drops a teaser image for next release featuring TRAX! - allkpop.com". 
  8. ^ Cite error: The named reference edm was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  9. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart 종합". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "2006.07월 - 가요 음반 판매량" [July 2006 Album Sales]. Recording Industry Association of Korea. 2006. Archived from the original on October 24, 2006. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  11. ^ "2010년 10주차 Album Chart 종합". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  12. ^ "2010년 38주차 Album Chart 종합". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  13. ^ "2010년 47주차 Album Chart 종합". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  14. ^ "2010년 09주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  15. ^ "2010년 38주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  16. ^ "2011년 48주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  17. ^ "TRAXのリリース一覧" [List of Trax's Releases]. Oricon. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  18. ^ "2004.07월 - 가요 음반 판매량" [July 2004 Album Sales]. Recording Industry Association of Korea. 2004. Archived from the original on May 2, 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  19. ^ "2004.12월 - 가요 음반 판매량" [December 2004 Album Sales]. Recording Industry Association of Korea. 2005. Archived from the original on May 2, 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  20. ^ "2004 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-25.

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