All About TraxX: From Rock Band to EDM Group

TraxX
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EDM Group TraxX

TraxX, formerly known as The TRAX and TRAX (트랙스), is a South Korean group formed in 2004 by SM Entertainment and formerly produced by X Japan’s co-founder Yoshiki. TraxX was originally a rock band with the single “Paradox.” Later, SM Entertainment announced that the group will be changing names to Trax and will transform to an EDM group. Trax is an acronym of Typhoon, Rose, Attack, Xmas. The acronym of Trax is also used for the members’ stage names. The members consist of Jay (leader and vocals), Minwoo (drums), Jungwoo (bass), and Jungmo (guitar). While Jay and Jungwoo were pursuing their careers, a new member joined.

On March 26, 2018, Trax changed their name to TraxX with DJ and producer GINJO as a new member and changed their music from rock to electronic dance music (EDM).

TaxX Member’s Profile and Facts

Jay Kim
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  • Stage Name: Typhoon
  • Real Name: Jay Kim (Kim Young-deok)
  • Hangul:타이푼 / 제이김
  • Position: Leader, Vocal
  • Birthday: April 8, 1983
  • Nationality: Korean-American
  • Height: 182 cm
  • Weight: 65 kg
  • Blood Type: B
Jung Mo
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  • Stage Name: Xmas
  • Real Name: Kim Jung-mo
  • Hangul: 정모
  • Position: Guitar
  • Birthday: March 26, 1985
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 70 kg
  • Blood Type: A
Ginjo
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  • Stage Name: Ginjo
  • Real Name: Ginjo
  • Hangul: 긴조
  • Position: DJ, Producer
  • Birthday: April 12, 1983
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Sub-Unit: Solo

Former Member

No Minwoo
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  • Stage Name: Rose
  • Real Name: No Minwoo
  • Hangul: 로즈 / 민우
  • Position: Drums
  • Birthday: May 29, 1986
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 72 kg
  • Blood Type: AB

 

Jung Woo
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  • Stage Name: Attack
  • Real Name: Kang Jungwoo
  • Hangul: 어택 / 정우
  • Position: Bass
  • Birthday: June 15, 1985
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Height: 181 cm
  • Weight: 67 kg
  • Blood Type: O

Facts About TraxX

  • Cold Rain (초우) charted on the RIAK monthly domestic album chart.
  • “Scorpio” was released with two versions including a Korean version with digital downloads and a Japanese version with physical units. The Korean version was also later included on the full album Cold Rain (초우).

 

TraxX’s Discography

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Studio Albums

Title Details
초우 (Cold Rain)
  • Released: July 20, 2006
  • Label: SM Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download

 

Mini-Albums

Title Details
가슴이 차가운 남자 (Let You Go)
  • Released: January 25, 2010
  • Label: SM Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
오! 나의 여신님 (Oh! My Goddess)
  • Released: September 6, 2010
  • Label: SM Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
창문 Blind
  • Released: November 10, 2011
  • Label: SM Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download

 

Singles [Korean]

Year Title Album
2004 “Paradox” 초우
2004 “Scorpio” 초우
2006 “초우 (Cold Rain)” 초우
2010 “가슴이 차가운 남자 (Let You Go)” 가슴이 차가운 남자
2010 “오! 나의 여신님 (Oh! My Goddess)” 오! 나의 여신님
2011 “창문 (Blind)” 창문
2017 “Road” SM Station Season 1
2018 “Notorious” (with LIP2SHOT featuring Sophiya) SM Station Season 2

 

Singles [Japanese]

Year Title
2005 “Rhapsody”
2005 “Blaze Away”
2006 “Resolution”
2007 “Find the Way / Cold Rain (初雨)”

 

Singles [English]

Year Title
2018 “Escape”

 

As Featured Artists

Year Title Album
2004 “Tri-Angle” (TVXQ feat. BoA and TRAX) Tri-Angle
2005 “Free Your Mind” (TVXQ feat. TRAX) Rising Sun
2006 “태양은 가득히 (Red Sun)” (SMTOWN) Summer SMTOWN ’06
2006 “너없이 (Without You)” Summer SMTOWN ’06
2006 “Snow Dream” (SMTOWN) Winter SMTOWN – Snow Dream
2006 “Alone” Winter SMTOWN – Snow Dream
2011 “Crazy” (TVXQ feat. Jay of TRAX) Keep Your Head Down
2011 “Like a Dream” Winter: The Warmest Gift

 

Soundtrack Appearances

Year Title Album
2006 “Cold Rain (초우)” Snow Flower OST
2006 “Go! Go!” Hyena Soundtrack
2006 “My Tears” Hyena Soundtrack
2007 “Angels (Ballad Version)” Billy Jean Look At Me Soundtrack
2009 “Fate (운명)” Swallow the Sun OST
2009 “Voice (목소리)” Swallow the Sun OST
2010 “Tell Me Your Love” Marry Me, Marry OST
2012 “하늘아 (Heavens)” God of War Soundtrack

 

Concerts

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Date Title Place
July 24, 2004 TRAX 1st Concert Ziller Hall
July 31, 2004 TRAX 2nd Concert Ziller Hall

 

Concert Participation

Year Title
2006 SM Summer Town Festival
2007 SM Town Summer Concert
2008-2009 SM Town Live ’08
2010-2011 SM Town Live ’10 World Tour
2012 SM Town Live World Tour III
2015 SM Town Live World Tour IV
2016 SM Town Live World Tour V
2017 SM Town Live World Tour VI

 

Official M/V

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2004 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Rock Video Paradox Nominated

 

Re-branding as TraxX

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TraxX was originally a rock band with 4 members under SM Entertainment. They debuted in July 2004 with the single “Paradox.” The band consisted of Typhoon, Rose, Attack, and Xmas as their stage names. Thereafter, Jay and Jungwoo pursued their personal careers and a new member joined, GINJO.