EDKUB BUILDS A BRIDGE BETWEEN CUBAN AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC
EDKUB was founded in 2018 by Swiss composer-producer and bass player Fred Sumi. Since his first stay in Cuba in 1995, Fred Sumi has been passionate about Cuban music, especially about timba. EDKUB originated from his passion and his sound aesthetics as a producer: Cuban grooves produced with warm, spherical electronic sounds.
EDKUB is the result of friendship and collaboration with top Cuban musicians during three studio recordings in Havana and Geneva: Duniesky Barreto "El Cuba" (congas, others percussions), Maykel "Cuchilla" Garcia Gonzales (piano, keyboards), Eduardo Bringuez Ayarde (trumpet), who are all three musicians of the band
PUPY Y LOS QUE SON SON, Roicel Riveron (timbal) former drummer/timbal of MANOLITO Y SU TRABUCO, Nestor Lago (tres) musician of ELITO REVE Y SU CHARANGON, Cuban singer Marbis Manzanet with her typical rumba voice and the powerful voices of Yassell Sotomayor and Raysel Sotomayor (LOS NICHES) with African roots. Fred Sumi has also composed and produced four albums of the Swiss band SUMO.
The first single KEY JAM of EDKUB is out now. The song is played by DJ Jack El Calvo as the opening track of his mixes "The Lockdown Sessions - Para Bailar Casino" on New Morning Radio, Paris. The first album will be released in autumn 2020 and reaches out Cuban music lovers, as well as an audience that love different flavors as electronic sounds or jazz, through the hybridity and the two cultures the project links, Cuban and electronic music.
Fred Sumi (founder): bass, electronic programming (Biel, Switzerland)
Duniesky Barreto "El Cuba": congas, others percussions (Havana, Cuba)
Maykel "Cuchilla" Garcia Gonzales: piano, keyboards (Havana, Cuba)
Eduardo Bringuez Ayarde: trumpet (Havana, Cuba)
Roicel Riveron: timbal (Havana, Cuba)
Nestor Lago: tres (Havana, Cuba)
Marbiz Manzanet: vocal (Havana, Cuba)
Yassell Sotomayor: vocal (Havana, Cuba)
Raysel Sotomayor: vocal (Havana, Cuba)