Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter Reissues '90s Solo EP 'Trax On Da Rocks'
Published Nov 02, 2012Since there's still no word on when French Touch duo Daft Punk are releasing their apparently guest-heavy follow-up to the Tron: Legacy soundtrack, now is as a good a time as any to focus on the band members' back catalogues. Specifically, Thomas Bangalter is revisiting his early days via a reissue of his 1995 solo EP, Trax On Da Rocks.
The five-song set was originally pressed on 12-inch wax via the Roulé imprint, but this new edition is now offered up through Phonica Records, FACT points out. A quick statement from the label describes the EP as "5 tracks of brilliance that still stand the test of time," which bounces from the electro-disco of the title track, to the jungle breakbeat-imbued "What to Do," to techno tune "Roule Boule." You can check out the record's "Outrun" in the player down below.
Trax On Da Rocks Vol. 2 followed in 1998, but it's unclear at present if that EP will also be treated to a reissue.
In other recent Bangalter-related news, you might remember that the electronic musician recently scored Lindsay Lohan's surfing short film First Point.