access are a pop duo comprised of Hiroyuki Takami (vocals) and Daisuke Asakura (keyboards). They formed in and were active until , when both members decided to pursue solo activities. Their hiatus (known as 'The Silence') ended when they reformed in late , and they have been active as a group ever since.
Their group name is derived from the computing term access, representing their wish to connect with their fans through their music. access is sometimes abbreviated as AXS.