EDKUB BUILDS A BRIDGE BETWEEN CUBAN AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC
EDKUB builds a bridge between Cuban and electronic music, it 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 the musical style timba. EDKUB was born from his passion and sound aesthetics as a producer: Cuban grooves produced with warm and spherical electronic sounds.
EDKUB is the result of friendship and collaboration with top Cuban musicians during several recording sessions in Havana and Geneva: Duniesky Barreto (congas, others percussions), Maykel Garcia Gonzales (piano, keyboards), Eduardo Bringuez Ayarde (trumpet) all three are musicians of Pupy y Los que Son Son. Roicel Riveron (timbal) is the former drummer/timbal of Manolito y Su Trabuco and Nestor Lago (tres) is part of Elito Reve y Su Charangon, Marbis Manzanet with her deep and intense voice and the brothers Yassell Sotomayor and Raysel Sotomayor aka Los Niches with their voices imbued with African roots.
The new single EL VIENTO NOS LLEVA carries us on the wings of love. The beautiful deep voice of Marbis Manzanet, as a love guard, takes us into a landscape full of light: warm spherical sounds, percussions, trumpets, a melodic keyboard and tres solo. A Cuban feeling leads this new wind of love.
The first single KEY JAM was played on radios worldwide. DJ Jack El Calvo, the highly respected DJ in Cuban music, selected Key Jam as the introduction in his ongoing mixes on social media and in particular in his mix The Lockdown Sessions - Para Bailar Casino which was played on New Morning Radio, Paris.
EDKUB’s first album will be released in 2021 and reaches out Cuban music lovers as well as an audience that appreciates electronic sounds as well as jazz improvisations.
Fred Sumi (founder): bass, electronic programming (Gunten, Switzerland)
Duniesky Barreto: congas, others percussions (Havana, Cuba)
Maykel 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)