Geneva-based production duo SUMO was founded in 1999 by the Sumi brothers: Fred and Alex.
They complement each other well: Fred is a bass player, composes and produces the music. Alex, the guitar player, sings and writes the lyrics. Their music is soulful, strongly funk addicted, with a taste of traditional influences mixed with contemporary sounds.
From 2000 to 2004 they released on their own label Chiz Records four vinyl EPs and their first CD album Before The Sun. All supported by international press and a wide-range of top international level DJs (Deep Dish, Gilles Peterson, John Digweed, Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez) as well as various tracks on international compilations such as Fashion TV, In House We Trust 4 and The House of Yo released on Yoshitoshi.
Rise (2006) is their much-anticipated second album for Swiss electronic label Mental Groove. After the successful «Do Me Like» remixed by Chab (Azuli, Saw), «So Bad» is the second single extract from the album. More dancefloor oriented, this new album reflects the energy that the band reveals on stage with a funky electronic music groove. High energy driven, the band performs live with a drummer in a unique style seducing clubs in Paris, London and New-York.
SUMO forthcoming album “Over the Beat” will be release September 2010 feat. Detroit Grand Pubahs, Aloan.