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TRAX (formerly The TRAX) is a South Korean rock band formed in 2004 by S.M. Entertainment and were originally produced by Yoshiki. They were often called the Korean Linkin Park and was one of the popular names in the Korean rock industry.

Originally a nu metal/rock band, the group debuted with four members, with the stage names of the members making up the band name (Typhoon, Rose, Attack, Xmas). In 2006, drummer Minwoo left the band, with the remaining members continuing promotions as a trio, with bass guitarist Jungwoo's departure following in the year after. The remaining members Jay and Jungmo then continued as a duo.

In 2018, the group changed its name to TraxX, with DJ and producer GINJO joining the group. It was also announced that their music genre would be changed from rock to EDM.

  • Typhoon Jay (Kim Kyunwoonote , born April 8, 1984) - Leader, Vocalist
  • Xmas Jungmo (Kim Jungmo, born March 26, 1985) - Guitar
  • GINJO (born April 12, 1983) - DJ, Producer
  • Attack Jungwoonote  (Kang Jungwoo, born June 15, 1985)- Bass Guitar
  • Rose Minwoonote  (No Minwoo, born May 25, 1986) - Drums
  • Paradox (single, 2004)
  • Scorpio (single, 2004)
  • First Rain (album, 2006)
  • 가슴이 차가운 남자 (EP, 2010)
  • Oh! My Goddess (EP, 2010)
  • Blind (EP, 2011)
  • Scorpio (single, 2004)
  • Rhapsody (single, 2005)
  • Blaze Away (single, 2005)
  • Resolution (single, 2005)
  • Find the Way (single, 2007)
Featured and collaboration singles:
  • 2004 - Tri-Angle ('Tri-Angle')
  • 2005 - Rising Sun ('Free Your Mind')
  • 2006 - 06 SUMMER SMTOWN ('Red Sun' and 'Without You')
  • 2006 - Hyena O.S.T. ('Go! Go!' and 'My Tears')
  • 2006 - 2006 WINTER SMTOWN ('Snow Dream' and 'Alone')
  • 2007 - Billy Jean Look at Me O.S.T. ('Angels')
  • 2007 - Talesweaver episode 2 ('You're My Light')
  • 2009 - Swallow the Sun ('Fate' and 'Voice')
  • 2010 - Mary Stayed Out All Night ('Tell Me Your Love')
  • 2011 - Keep Your Head Down ('Crazy')
  • 2011 - SM Town 2011 Winter - The Warmest Gift ('Like a Dream')
  • 2012 - God of War OST Part III ('Heavens')

TraxX provides the examples of the following tropes:

The tropes
  • Badass Longcoat: Typhoon wore a red leather one.
  • Biseinen: Rose was known for being this (his facial features could easily pass as girl's).
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Their older songs had quite a few.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Rose.
  • Genre Shift: They used to have a nu metal/alternative rock sound, but after Rose's departure in 2006 they switched to a pop rock sound. Now in 2018, the group announced the plans to shift from rock to EDM.
  • Hellbent for Leather: They love leather pants.
  • Indecipherable Lyrics: Despite growing up in L.A., Typhoon's English was terrible in the early days.
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  • Harsh Vocals: Attack used to do the screaming/growling vocals; sometimes Typhoon as well.
  • Metal Scream: Again Attack did these well.
  • Solo Side Project: Jay is an actor, while Jungmo is part of the unit M&D with Heechul of Super Junior.
  • Visual Kei: Originally they were a visual kei band; this had to do with Yoshiki being their producer and that Lee Sooman (S.M. Entertainment chairman) is an avid visual kei fan himself.

Alternative Title(s): Trax X


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