SUMO was founded in 1999 in Geneva, Switzerland, by two brothers: Alex (guitar, vocals) and Fred Sumi (bass, production). Since the beginning they have been searching to create an original sound by mixing live instruments with electronic music, inspired by many influences (soul, funk, electro, hip-hop, dub, timba, afro-cuban), and also various types of rythmes. Throughout its discography including six albums released so far, SUMO music keeps evolving by exploring new beats and musical landscapes. In live, the duo turns into a power trio with Ramon Plaza on drums, performing before artists such as Faithless, Jamie Lidell or Gotan Project. SUMO tracks are played on worldwide radio stations (BBC Gilles Peterson Worldwide, Nova) and were published on various compilations along with Laurent Garnier and Moby.


Alex Sumi : co-founder, lead and backing vocals, guitar, co-composition
Fred Sumi : co-founder, bass, laptop, composition, production
Ramon Ignacio Plaza : drums
Duniesky 'El Cuba' Baretto : congas, percussions
Maykel 'Cuchilla' Gonzalez : piano, keyboards
Eduardo Bringuez : trumpet
Yassell Sotomayor (Los Niches) : vocals
Raysel Sotomayor (Los Niches) : vocals
Nelson Labrada : vocals
Wayne Paul : vocals

Photo press SUMO Brothers 2017

Photo press SUMO band 2017

Bio SUMO 2017 (ENG)

Bio SUMO 2017 (DE)

SUMO technical sheet 2017

Photo press SUMO Brothers black and white

SUMO Logo black

SUMO Chiz Logo black

SUMO 2020 (SUMO Oya presentation english)

SUMO Press Documentation