11:06 am - 04/30/2019

After 15 years, TraxX's contracts with SM finally end



On April 30, several industry insiders stated that the exclusive contracts of TraxX’s members with SM Entertainment have ended. As a result, Jay and Jungmo decided to leave the agency after 15 years of promoting together.

In response, a source from SM Entertainment clarified, “The exclusive contracts of TraxX’s Jay and Jungmo recently expired. Please show a lot of support for the paths they will be walking on in the future.”

The two made their debut in 2004 as members of TRAX, the first-ever rock band to debut under SM Entertainment. In March 2018, the group announced that they will be changing their name to TraxX and expanding their musical spectrum as an EDM group by recruiting DJ and producer Ginjo as a new member.

source: @soompi, soompi, naver 1 2

Favorite songs?
bauci 30th-Apr-2019 09:17 am (UTC)
I really loved trax, especially the early years. They were a nice anomaly. Scorpio remains one of my fav songs ever.
volume1995 30th-Apr-2019 11:09 am (UTC)
Oh! My Goddess is still one of my favorite kpoprock songs
xoxkenzxox 30th-Apr-2019 02:40 pm (UTC)
I used to have that song on repeat in university. Amazing song.
pepsi_twist9 30th-Apr-2019 12:57 pm (UTC)
I was always so confused about them becoming an EDM group - I wonder if they did that just to say 'okay, we'll do what you want' and then bounce. I love the two of them but was always so confused about them being signed for SM. SM tried in the beginning but they're really not equip for Trax's music.
setsuna16 30th-Apr-2019 01:25 pm (UTC)
FREE TRAX(X)!!!!!

I love Oh My Goddess the most. That song is a jam and a half. I also loved Over the Rainbow, but the slow piano one.
honeebs 30th-Apr-2019 01:25 pm (UTC)
Are they one of last to have long ass contract? Who else is left? And what's the average now?
carmine_pink 30th-Apr-2019 03:40 pm (UTC)
There's still J-Min I think
juhli 30th-Apr-2019 06:18 pm (UTC)
Maximum contract lengths are now limited to 7 years. Not sure about this, but I think it doesn't include military enlistment time.
goshipgurl 30th-Apr-2019 01:47 pm (UTC)
15 years... some of the newer kpop fans weren't even born when they debuted.
xoxkenzxox 30th-Apr-2019 02:41 pm (UTC)
that's so scary to think about. Wow.....
countthesaints 30th-Apr-2019 05:26 pm (UTC)
Cold Rain was my shit back in 2006/7. I'm happy they're finally free.
lil_poisonfrog 30th-Apr-2019 06:15 pm (UTC)
Wait...when was the last time they were active? I don't really know anything about them but I could've sworn they disbanded years ago
nana_the_dwarf 30th-Apr-2019 07:23 pm (UTC)
They released an EDM single Iike two months ago.
lil_poisonfrog 30th-Apr-2019 07:50 pm (UTC)
Oh ok I guess I missed the whole rebranding thing
rojounotori 30th-Apr-2019 07:00 pm (UTC)
The Trax was my first introduction to korean music way back in the early, early days of youtube (it was either Paradox or Scorpio). I never payed much attention to their music after that though, other than the song with Seohyun in the music video. I remember really liking that song.
aeries_amethyst 2nd-May-2019 12:36 am (UTC)
I used to really love their music back in the day. It sucks how they never hit it big like other SM groups. But SM was not the best agency for them. I wish them success in the future and the best of luck. Hopefully things will start looking up for them eventually. I do wonder if Jay and Jungmo would continue to work together or go their separate ways.
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