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'Mandy's Secret' now breaks into the Roots Music Report Chart, being on a total of 4 different charts right now! ... See MoreSee Less

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Paige TiffanyWell deserved, Swedish boys!17 hours ago   ·  1

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NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' rockets to #39 on the JazzWeek charts, being on a total of 4 different charts right now! ... See MoreSee Less

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NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' now breaks into the Top 10 of Canadian Earshot charts, being on a total of 4 different charts right now! ... See MoreSee Less

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NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' holds strong among the Top 10 at #8 on the CMJ Jazz Chart! Swede-funk is the raves!

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Mindy ThomasCongratulations Beat Funktion!19 hours ago   ·  1

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What's on for your Saturday funk? Get a load of "RUNDFUNK"! Please share!

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"RUNDFUNK" : Official Music Video Concept, direction and editing : DANIEL LANTZ Director of Photography : FOLKE LANTZ, LARS LINDGREN Sound recording : MATS B...

ANNOUNCEMENT! Because of a production error the release date of live concert DVD "BEAT FUNKTION - Live At Fasching" has been changed to December 1! We apologize for the inconvenience. In the meantime, excerpts can be found on our YouTube channel! We assure you that it will be worth the wait and be the funkiest Christmas gift of 2014! Stay tuned!

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Beat FunktionTo clarify: the DVD was accidentally region coded to 1, meaning it would not be playable in any of the European countries. We are now re-scheduling for a region free edition, that can play worldwide. We are also considering a region free blu-ray edition which preserves the HD format. Stay tuned for developments.1 week ago   ·  1
Daniel LantzMindy, the DVD we want to make should be playable all over the world. The masterer happened to code it for region 1 only, meaning it can be played only in the United States right now, so we must change it. Just talked to the masterer and we may end up producing a region free bluray instead, which means it will have the same specifications / quality all over the world. All you need is a bluray player or PlayStation. The show was filmed in High Definition so bluray is actually the best format for the material.1 week ago   ·  2
Daniel LantzThanks Mindy! It makes me very happy to hear that! Hope to play for you live in the US soon!1 week ago   ·  1
Daniel LantzFredrik, Dvd:n kodades för region 1 (USA) av misstag, vilket är lite trassligt. Den ska vara regionsfri, så nu gör man om det, dock tar det lite tid för presseriet att göra om.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Fredrik Holst"Production error"?2 weeks ago   ·  1
Mindy ThomasThank you Daniel! I truly enjoy Beat Funktion! I listen to you every morning and while driving! 1 week ago   ·  2
Fredrik HolstJag vill gärna ha en reg 1-pressad om du kommer över några...2 weeks ago
Fredrik HolstThanks for the clarification!2 weeks ago
Mindy ThomasThat would be so cool Daniel!1 week ago
Mindy ThomasSweeeet! Daniel, can you translate the reason in English? Tack!2 weeks ago

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What are you having for Friday funk? Join Beat Funktion on their Fonkadelic-ride to the greens at the foot of Kilimanjaro! Please share!

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"KILIMANJARO" : Live At Fasching 2014 EXCERPT FROM CONCERT DVD "BEAT FUNKTION LIVE AT FASCHING" RELEASED ON DO MUSIC RECORDS 2014 Recorded live at Jazzclub F...

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Nicklas BomanJohan, killer solo!2 weeks ago   ·  3

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NEWS! Swedish paper Dala-Demokraten gives lots of love to 'Mandy's Secret':

"Jazz-funk that pulsates and vibrates without being burdened by beats. Swedish Beat Funktion's fourth album demonstrates anew that they know their funk-jazz. Hedemora-born Karl Olandersson, trumpet, Olle Thunström, tenor sax, Johan Öijen, electric guitar, Daniel Lantz, keyboards, Pal Johnson, electric bass and Jon Eriksson, drums, can look forward to another success with Mandy's Secret. Dance-floor-funk is a label that can be put on the music written and arranged by Daniel Lantz and who can sit still once Beat Funktion get started. The groove is hard, but melodic. The music is dense, but not indistinct. The various instruments can be discerned clearly and clean. Each player has their space and gets to come forward when called for. They are six skilled musicians who know their funk. Karl Olandersson's trumpet is as hot as always, burning hot. I also hear Johan Öijen's guitar and Jon Eriksson's drums. Pal Johnson's bass is distinct and deep and Olle Thunström's tenor sax is just the way it should be. Daniel Lantz keeps things together with his keyboards. Mandy's Secret is funk on a top level, but is unusually calm for being funk. Anyway, it feels just right and has that which makes funk into funk."

- Lennart Götesson, Dala-Demokraten

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NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' gets a glowing review by a Swedish newspaper Tidnigen7. 4 out of 5! Translated into English:

"Fourth album from one of Sweden's hardest swinging bands. Their previous album 'Voodooland' topped the American CMJ Jazz Chart for three weeks and not much speaks against the possibility that even their new release will be a success. As usual, keyboardist Daniel Lantz is delivering all the songs and on 'Port Arthur' he sounds like legend George Duke or like Jan Hammer in the 70s. There's also plenty of 70s about the album, with funk and big city grooves, music that could have been taken from some old blaxploitation flick. All six musicians are of the highest caliber and most of the solos are given to horns Karl Olandersson, trumpet, and Olle Thunström, saxophone, but also to Johan Öijen who is not afraid of using wha-wha pedal and even talkbox on the opener 'I am the summer'. Pal Johnson's hypnotic bass line in 'Snap To It' is fantastic and the immensely groovy 'Kandahari Airport' is where Olle Thunström goes all in."

- Nils Ågren, Tidningen 7
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Paige TiffanyAwesome!3 weeks ago   ·  3
Anna MusicandMoreCongratulations Beat Funktion ^_^ !3 weeks ago

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NEWS! For the 4th week on the CMJ Top 40 Chart, 'Mandy's Secret' holds strong at #4, in competition with Chick Corea, Dr John, Henry Butler and Stanley Clarke! Way to go, Funky Swedes!

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