Thomas Bangalter

Thomas Bangalter

Real Name:
Thomas Bangalter
Born in 1975. Part of the duo Daft Punk, producer and writer. Son of Daniel Bangalter AKA Daniel Vangarde, who composed D.I.S.C.O. for Ottawan.
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.

He released 'Music Sounds Better With You' on his own label Roulé as part of Stardust as well as his remix for "Rock Shock" by Roy Davis Jr..

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.

Bangalter is married to French actress Elodie Bouchez with whom he has two sons: Tara-Jay (born 2002) and Roxan (born 2008).
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Thomas Bangalter Discography


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) Small SAMPMS 11317 France 2002 Sell This Version
Roulé 309 Thomas Bangalter Outrage(12") Roulé Roulé 309 France 2003 Sell This Version

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April 25, 2016
There's a lot to say here. Bangalter, probably one of the most influential yet most mysterious figures in the history of house music has truly left a mark that will never be replicated. Whether it was Trax on da Rocks, Daft Punk Albums or Stardust productions, Bangalter always seemed to catch that essence between mainstream hit and uniqueness. There are few songs out there that you can essentially listen to forever, but all his tracks appear to carry this exclusive feature. Bangalter, citing Kenny Dope and Paperclip People as his early idols never lost his connection to the true roots of house music, no matter how big his success grew. Keeping vinyl rights exclusive to Roulé or dropping Dance Mania at music award parties were traits of the Frenchman that he never lost touch to.

Although he left such a strong mark in the evolution of house music, the number of his production remained relatively little and one can only hope for some more sounds in the future.


November 14, 2015
Wish he could do some Roulé stuff again..


October 10, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
"Thomas Bangalter – Trax On Da Rocks" and "Trax On Da Rocks Vol. 2" - always in my head!!! ;)


December 19, 2009
What amazes me is that Bangalter was only born in 1975. When Daft Punk blew up in the mid-90's, he was only 20 years old, yet he was producing music that showed maturity far greater than his age. Incredible!

The best of the best. Can't wait to hear the Tron soundtrack and future melodies.


June 1, 2001
edited over 15 years ago
Thomas Bangalter is one of the best contempary house producers. He is one half of Daft Punk and also produces tracks unders numerous alias'. He was partly responsible for bringing us 1998's Summer hit and exqusite soundz of Stardust 'Music Sounds Better with You'. Daft Punks debut album in 1997 'Homework' sold 2 million copies worldwide. Their eagily anticipated second album released on 12th March 2001 has for me....broke all boudaries of house music. Unique, fresh and Pumpin is Bangalter.

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