The Axis is a funk/soul/r&b/hip-hop/electro collective combining funk, groove, psychedelia and dance into various mediums of soul, R&B and hip-hop...styling production from studio-cuts to live improv tracks; comprised of three different sub-acts:
GooFaTaSol - instrumental funk & groove, big horns
Cherry Royale - soul/neo-soul and psychedelic funk, lyric-driven
Noetics - producer-based funk, soul and world music
The Axis was formed in early 2010 by founding members of Atlanta funk-powerhouse Entropy, Athens reggae pioneers DubConscious and other like-minded Atlanta musicians who wanted a forum/template to express their wide-ranging musical tastes. The Axis can be one or all three of the sub-acts and can also include sets by MC Rock Most and The Sixteen Bars Hip-Hop Orchestra featuring MC Sub-Zero.
Recently played with Soulive, Orgone, Yo Momma's Big Fat Booty Band and Maceo Parker. Kofi and Oteil Burbridge and Kebbi Williams (Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi Band) are all guest performers on their upcoming self-titled EP, Cherry Royale, due out on Dirty Bomb Records (Atlanta) late summer 2011.