Ocote Soul Sounds is Martin Perna, founder of the New York-based group Antibalas. together with Adrian Quesada, co-founder of the Grammy-winning Latin music powerhouse Grupo Fantasma. As of 2011, the group has recorded four albums, all released on ESL Music. Their most recent album, "Taurus" was produced by Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation.
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Serj Tankian (Armenian: Սերժ Թանգյան; born August 21, 1967) (Pronounced: S-air-jh Tahn-kee-ahn)[IPA] is an Armenian-American rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and a political activist. He is best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, keyboardist, and occasionally live rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band, System of a Down.
In 2002, Tankian and Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello co-founded a non-profit political activist organization, Axis of Justice. During his musical career, he has released five albums with System of a Down, one with Arto Tunçboyacıyan (Serart), as well as his debut solo album Elect the Dead and a live orchestral version incorporating the Auckland philharmonic orchestra Elect the Dead Symphony. He is currently producing his second solo album, Imperfect Harmonies.