Thomas Bangalter ‎– Trax On Da Rocks

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On Da Rocks 4:20
Roulé Boulé 3:37
What To Do 4:25
Outrun 5:45
Ventura 5:10

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Roulé 301 Thomas Bangalter Trax On Da Rocks(12") Roulé Roulé 301 France 1995 Sell This Version
Roulé 301 Thomas Bangalter Trax On Da Rocks(12", RE) Roulé Roulé 301 France 2012 Sell This Version

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magssellingmusic

magssellingmusic

November 16, 2021
edited 2 months ago
referencing Trax On Da Rocks, 12", Roulé 301
Here's my 2 pence (not cents, I'm British haha) worth.
On Da Rocks is a lovely little tune.
Outrun was a techno/hard house banger back in the day. Hammered by Dave Clarke, Green Velvet and DJ Sneak so appealed to both camps. Heard this slay a club in the mid-late 90s especially if 2 copies were cut up. It's still a classic DJ tool now, it's an instant, jacking groove and I love it for that.
TB's solo tracks aren't exactly DJ friendly but that's fine, they were about capturing a vibe in the stufio and just getting the records out in '95.
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I personally find the high pitched noises in the other tracks really annoying but that's just me and my tastes.
You were always shocked, surprised and delighted with these EPs cos everyone had a fave.
RoryHoy

RoryHoy

November 6, 2021
referencing Trax On Da Rocks, 12", Roulé 301
It is probably just me, or do you hear the prototype of what became known as late 2000’s fidget/blog house on the track ‘Roulé Boulé’?
eleeut

eleeut

October 17, 2021
edited 18 days ago
referencing Trax On Da Rocks, 12", Roulé 301

Outrun heard in the wild, played by David Flores/Truncate at Flash DC this past weekend, generating one of the peak crowd responses during the set... LOL, still relevant!
monacosoyouknow

monacosoyouknow

May 27, 2021
referencing Trax On Da Rocks, 12", Roulé 301
Bought the record off seller, sounds amazing! Thank you :)
AlgyTaylor

AlgyTaylor

September 24, 2020
referencing Trax On Da Rocks, 12", Roulé 301

For my money, a great EP. As has been mentioned before, "What To Do" fits in well with harder techno sets. However, I'd also add Roulé Boulé to that - a fine track which still sounds great mixed in with jackin' house and techno alike. I'm not so much of a fan of Ventura/Outrun personally, but a quick glance at this comments section will tell you that I'm in a minority there. All-in-all, a solid release that still packs a punch.
psykdlik

psykdlik

July 7, 2020
referencing Trax On Da Rocks, 12", Roulé 301

Excellent disque. Une petite préférence pr le morceau outrun. Sympa a mixer
nik1976

nik1976

February 13, 2020
referencing Trax On Da Rocks, 12", Roulé 301
Ventura. Classic. Bomb.

Solid Ep and has aged well. Always worked well.
OCCIDENTAL

OCCIDENTAL

January 11, 2020
referencing Trax On Da Rocks, 12", Roulé 301

W H A T * T O * D O ... still bangin so hard 25 years later (and recently featured in Gaspar Noe's CLIMAX.)
If you're reading this comments section and you haven't seen this film, F*CKIN SEE IT ALREADY.
dairecrozier

dairecrozier

August 29, 2019
referencing Trax On Da Rocks, 12", Roulé 301
what to do fits into heavy techno sets, people go nuts. its wierd timing though you need to pull back a bit than you think
aayushvarma18

aayushvarma18

January 2, 2018
referencing Trax On Da Rocks, 12", Roulé 301

Honestly, a bit hyped. I understand and appreciate the contribution of Roulé in shaping the French sound, and eventually even the sound of dance music in the late 90s (in the form of MSBWY), but this release has very little going for itself. I like "On Da Rocks" for the chilled out beat, and "Ventura" for creating the atmosphere of suspense/thrill, but other tracks are very forgettable. Same goes for Vol. 2, except for "Club Soda", in my opinion. It's hyped because it's a T-Bang production, but Trax On Da Rocks, both volumes, are Roulé's most ordinary releases.