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 great Cuban musicians during several recording sessions in Havana and Geneva: Marbis Manzanet with her deep and intense voice, the brothers Yassell Sotomayor and Raysel Sotomayor with their voices imbued with African roots. Duniesky Barreto (congas), Maykel Garcia Gonzalez (piano, keyboards) and Eduardo Bringuez Ayarde (trumpet) all three are musicians of the famous Cuban band « Pupy y Los que Son Son », Roicel Riveron (timbal) and Nestor Lago (tres).
EDKUB’s first album will be released in March 2022 and reaches out Cuban music lovers as well as an audience that appreciates electronic sounds as well as jazz improvisations.