After the experience of Darlin' and before the Daft Punk phenomena, Thomas Bangalter released the two famous EP's 'Trax On Da Rocks', a composite of various samples set to funky House and Techno beats.
Part of Stardust, he released 'Music Sounds Better With You' on his own label, Roulé, as well as his remix for "Rock Shock" by Roy Davis Jr.. The sub-label, Scratché, served to release the first opus of Buffalo Bunch.
In 1998, his track 'Gym Tonic' was the center of a 'scandal' as Bob Sinclar included it on his album "Paradise" without the consent of Bangalter. This resulted in a law suit intended by guru fitness and actress Jane Fonda whose voice was illegally sampled on the record.
A very 'anonymous' person, Bangalter nontheless gave a few interviews in and out of the Daft Punk phenomena. Although a lot of people credit him for the invention of 'filtered house', he cited Carl Craig AKA Paperclip People ("Throw") and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez as precursors of the style.
It must also be noted that outside Daft Punk, Bangalter stopped his DJing career due to ear problems.
"Trax on da Rocks" (1995)
"Spinal Scratch" (1996)
"Trax on da Rocks Vol. 2" (1998)
Bangalter is married to French actress Elodie Bouchez with whom he has two sons: Tara-Jay (born 2002) and Roxan (born 2008).
Thomas Bangalter Discography
- 22 Remix
- 15 Instruments & Performance
- 225 Writing & Arrangement
- 4 Featuring & Presenting
- 1 Conducting & Leading
- 59 Production
- 20 Technical
- 8 Visual
- 2 Acting, Literary & Spoken
|ROULE LP 01, 376 006 826 040 8||Thomas Bangalter||Irreversible (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) (Album)||Roulé, Roulé||ROULE LP 01, 376 006 826 040 8||France||2002||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|Roulé 301||Thomas Bangalter||Trax On Da Rocks||Roulé||Roulé 301||France||1995||Sell This Version|
|Roulé 302||Thomas Bangalter||Spinal Scratch||Roulé||Roulé 302||France||1996||Sell This Version|
|Roulé 306||Thomas Bangalter||Trax On Da Rocks Vol. 2||Roulé||Roulé 306||France||1998||Sell This Version|
|SAMPMS 11317||113 Vs Thomas Bangalter||113 Vs Thomas Bangalter - 113 Fout La Merde ! (12", Promo, W/Lbl)||Not On Label||SAMPMS 11317||France||2002||Sell This Version|
|Roulé 309||Thomas Bangalter||Outrage (12")||Roulé||Roulé 309||France||2003||Sell This Version|