A double feature! Two tracks from Thomas Bangalter's 'Trax on da Rocks' EPs: 'On da Rocks' from vol 1, released in 1995 and 'Club Soda' from vol 2, released in 1998, both on Bangalter's own Roule label. Bangalter is one half of French dance music superstar duo Daft Punk, alongside Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and also co-wrote 'Music Sounds Better With You' as Stardust with Alan Braxe. These EPs never had nearly the same amount of commercial recognition as either of the aforementioned projects, but the ideas which made 'Homework' such a great album (which is as relevent today as it was in '96) are certainly present. These two tracks are the slowest from each EP, the others being more energetic filtered and electro house workouts with the classic harder-edged 'Homework' era sound. Both volumes are worth grabbing if you come across them.
Thomas Bangalter - On da Rocks
Thomas Bangalter - Club Soda
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