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An unusual choice for jazz-funk, Daniel Lantz records the accordeon for upcoming album 'Olympus'! #beatfunktion #olympus @beatfunktion @iamdamonelliott @matsbjorke @marconiplaysthemamba @karlolandersson @johanoijen @paljohnson ... See MoreSee Less

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Daniel Lantz...och världens kanske kassaste mickfäste!11 hours ago   ·  1
Jakob DalnertMD421, världens kanske bästa mick!2 days ago   ·  1

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Genre: Jazz/Funk
Beat Funktion
Mandy's Secret
Do Music/ Plugged Music
Betyg: 4 out of 5

[English translation below]
"Det känns som jag var tillbaka i mitt pojkrum och året är 1976. Härligt svängig jazz-funk med tungt blås, en pulserande rytmsektion och mycket fett sound från ett Fender Rhodes-piano. Gruppen är en sextett med Karl Olandersson - trumpet, Olle Thunström – tenorsax, Johan Öijen – elgitarr, Pal Johnson – elbas, Jon Eriksson – trummor och Daniel Lanz – keyboards, som har producerat det här albumet tillsammans med Mats Björke. De två står för något mycket dynamiskt och innovativt i svenskt musikliv just nu. ”Mandy's Secret” är ännu ett exempel på vad mycket spännande som skapas i våra dagar, vid sidan om det mer ytliga, som får feta rubriker på löpsedlarna"

- Bo Levander, Jönköpingsposten

ENGLISH
"It feels as if I was back in my childhood room and the year is 1976. Wonderfully groovy jazz-funk with heavy horns, a pulsating rhythm section and a truly fat sound from a Fender Rhodes-piano. The group is a sextet with Karl Olandersson - trumpet, Olle Thunström - tenor sax, Johan Öijen - electric guitar, Pal Johnson - electric bass, Jon Eriksson - drums and Daniel Lantz - keyboards, who has produced this album together with Mats Björke. Those two are responsible for something very dynamic and innovative in Swedish music right now. "Mandy's Secret" is another example of how much exciting is being created today, next to the more superficial, which gets the big headlines in the newspapers"

- Bo Levander, Jönköpingsposten
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NEWS! After three weeks off the charts, 'Mandy's Secret' bounces back up to #18, breaking the record again with a total of 21 weeks on the US charts! Add 'Mandy Secret' to your playlist / collection right now!
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Composer / keyboardist Daniel Lantz and producer / rapper Damon Elliott at the Las Vegas Beat Funktion listening party in November 2014, holding Beat Funktions chart-climbing 'Moon Town'! Big things coming up! #beatfunktion #moontown @iamdamonelliott @matsbjorke @beatfunktion @marconiplaysthemamba @johanoijen @karlolandersson @paljohnson ... See MoreSee Less

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Ylva Andell EliasYeah!!!2 weeks ago   ·  1

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NEWS! The grooves of the upcoming 'Olympus' album would not be complete without an array of exotic percussion. Here Ola Bothzén records the Moroccan darbouka!

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NEWS! Swedish classical harpist Stina Hellberg Agback, who also is a proficient jazz improviser on the harp, recorded her parts for 'Olympus' a few weeks back!

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Tamara AgbackBravo Stina!3 weeks ago   ·  1
Paige TiffanyExciting!3 weeks ago   ·  1

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NEWS! Today at ALT Studios in Brighton, United Kingdom, British voiceoverist Ralph Erle recorded his narration for 'Olympus'. The session was engineered by Simon Hutchby!

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NEWS! Swedish pop prodigy Rebecca Laakso recorded her soulful vocals for 'Olympus' earlier this week!

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NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' keeps beating Beat Funktion's personal best by now having been played on the US radio for no less than 20 whole weeks, this week closing in on the Top 10 by climbing back up from #25 to #15 on the CMJ charts! 'Mandy's Secret' peaked at #3 one week before its release in September 2014! This is the first time in history a Swedish jazz band has been this successful on these charts! Long live the Funky Swedes!

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NEWS! South African soul queen Sani Gamedze lends her powerful voice to 'Olympus'!

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Johannes WanngrenBring it4 weeks ago   ·  1
Maja LarssonHelt jävla underbar bild!1 month ago   ·  2

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NEW VIDEO! Watch a third bootleg clip of Beat Funktion at the renowned Los Angeles-club The Baked Potato from the US tour 2014, groovin' through their hit song 'The Plunge' from their debut album! Guest performers are Jonathan Rowden on tenor sax, Jonathan Bradley on trumpet, Nicholas Lima De Faria Soderstrom on electric bass! Please share!

#beatfunktion #thebakedpotato #ustour204

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yvBaV2b458&feature=youtu.be
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"THE PLUNGE" : Live At The Baked Potato Recorded live at The Baked Potato, Hollywood, Los Angeles, US, on Nov 23 2014. Recording and filming : JONATHAN ROWDE...

NEWS! While production on 5th album 'Olympus' is underway, 'Mandy's Secret' still holds strong on the US Jazz Charts, now for 19 weeks in a row, longer than any previous BF album!

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NEWS! 'Olympus' just received a selection of funky percussion by Ola Bothzen, who also played on previous albums 'Moon Town' and 'Mandy's Secret'. This is gonna be groovy!

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NEWS! Funky live strings recorded for 'Olympus' to give the music that deluxe treatment!

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91.5 FM WUEV EvansvilleLOVE IT!1 month ago   ·  1
Daniel LantzNej, de är glada och entusiastiska! Grymma musiker!1 month ago   ·  1

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NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' is still on the CMJ Jazz Charts for 18 whole weeks, thereby becoming the most enduring of all Beat Funktion albums so far on the charts! Congrats to the band! Swede-funk rules!

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