Since its creation in the late 90s, we have seen Sumo roam various areas: electro, spirit, funk, hip-hop, w. In keeping with their original mood, the band of Alex (guitar, vocals) and Fred Sumi (bass, production) did not fit into one particular style, but instead started a regular musical odyssey. For its 6th play, “Oya”, the journey continues, exploring new horizons, rhythms and sounds. The group was deported to Cuba, and two trips made significant and cordial friendships. In this new adventure, Sumo meets the brothers of his Cuban spirit: “Sumo y Los Hermanos del Alma”. The result is fascinating and refreshing. “Oya” is an African Cuban rock record. Multi-sounding UFO types: afro-beat, rock-fusion, Latin-jazz, Afro-Cuban soul voices. The album is completely immersed: two weeks of recording sessions in Havana, surrounded by a tribe of top Cuban musicians and singers.
“Oya” is a fascinating album and listening to its diverse and varied levels will never tire music lovers who are hungry for new discoveries and explorations. Coincidentally, it is no coincidence that the album brings together such a summary of musicians. Chilean drummer Ramon Plaza has been with the band since 2013. Popular Jamaican reggae singer Wayne Paul; Drummer Dunieski Baretto, pianist Maykel Gonzalez and trumpeter Eduardo Bringuez, all three members of the Myth Salsa band “Pupy y Los Que son son”; Los Niches, the singer who led the new Cuban rap show; Finally, Nelson Labrador, the famous rock band singer and guitarist “Mile Conn Lyman”.
Top Cuban Dj / producer Wichy de Vedado re-mixed the first single “Oya” in SUMO y Los Hermanos del Alma. This is an invitation to a magical and mysterious journey. An original and innovative combination of fascinating Yoruba traditional singing with futuristic electronic sounds guided by African-Cuban rhythms and fun flying guitar playing. Deep word, welcome to another world. These beats make your day. This African-Cuban-deep-electronic music is something else. Enjoy this remix, it will fascinate you.