The TRAX or just simply TRAX is a South Korean rock band that was formed in the summer of the year 2004 under the management company of SM Entertainment, and had produced by X Japanâ€™s co founder which is Yoshiki. The name TRAX stands for â€œrecording tracksâ€, but the name also stands for the first letter of each memberâ€™s stage name known as Typhoon of the Rose Attack on Xmas.
On 2000, the SM Entertainment had decided to produce a rock group, which actually took them four year to create. The members of the TRAX, Typhoon, Rose, and Attack had first seen in the â€œ2002 Survival Audition HeeJun vs KangTa Battle of the Centuryâ€ along side with their other label-mates during that time which are JYJâ€™s Junsu and Super Juniorâ€™s Sungmin and Eunhyuk.
The band had made their very first public appearance for BoAâ€™s eleventh single which is â€œRock With Youâ€ in December, year 2003. The TRAX had held their first concert on the 26th of July, 2004 at the Ziller Hall. They were also featured in TVXQâ€™s first two albums, namely Tri-Angle and Rising Sun. The band had been promoted in both of South Korean and Japan with different awards and achievements, making all of their fans become proud of them.
In May of the year 2006, their drummer Rose had left the band in order to pursue his other interests and so the band had continued as a trio until the year 2007. From the late 2008 up to early 2009, their lead singer Jay Kim and lead guitar Kim Jungmo had joined Super Junior members Kim Heechul and Kangin as regulars in MNetâ€™s â€œBand of Brothersâ€. And also in 2009, Kim Jungmo was starred on a short-lived show named â€œOppa Bandâ€ alongside with another Super Junior member which is Sungmin.
They had also released a digital single as project band named as TRAX+Air for the Korean drama called â€œSwallow the Sunâ€. It was then announced by their management company, SM Entertainment that the band will be having the released of their first mini album on January 25, 2010. The said mini album contains songs written and had composed by Jungmo and Jay, and also features others artists such as Key of SHINee, Wheesung and Shin Min Chul of T-Max.
Their second mini album was released on the 6th of September, 2010. They had also released a music video for their song, â€œOh! My Goddessâ€ which featured Seohyun of the group Girlâ€™s Generation.
They had also sang the song called â€œTell me your Loveâ€ that was used for the KBSâ€™s Drama â€œMary Stayed Out All Nightâ€ that starred by actress Moon Geun Yoong and actor Jang Geun Seuk.
The rock band had also sung their very own rock version for Super Juniorâ€™s song entitled, Donâ€™t Don! They had released their version for this song earlier than those of the said boy group. TRAX was operating as a duo since 2007 with the two only members left, Jay and Jungmo.