Monday, May 9, 2011



(born Sumach Ecks, aka Sumach Valentine, ca. 1978) is a rapper, singer, disc jockey and yoga teacher from San Diego, California and currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ecks was born to a Mexican mother and an American-Ethiopian father. He has been releasing music since the early 1990s among the San Diego Hip Hop scene, notably with the Masters of the Universe crew.

Ecks gained notice from Warp Records in 2008 after an appearance on Californian musician Flying Lotus' album Los Angeles, where he sings on the track "Testament". His Warp debut album, A Sufi and a Killer was released on March 8, 2010.

Ecks' voice was described by Pitchfork Media as "a scraggly, scary, smoked-out croak that creeps like the spiritual offspring of George Clinton and Leadbelly".

He attributes his singing voice to his day job teaching yoga, where he must "project from [his] stomach more".

Friday the 6th of May 2011 He (+his band)  was performing in Athens@Bios / Opening Act By King Elephant vs Blondie.g.d

A video Sample of that night:

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