GLOBAL RELEASE OF "MANDY*S SECRET" TODAY! 10 tracks: 1. I Am The Summer 2. Port Arthur 3. Snap To It 4. Budo 5. Are We Done? 6. On The Tiles 7. Thunderlips 8. Mandy's Secret 9. Kandahari Airport 10. Rundfunk Get your copy at iTunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, Amazon, Emusic, CD Baby, CD Universe or Scandinavian outlet CDON! Album currently at #3 on US Jazz Charts!
WOW! "Mandy's Secret" entered the radio charts at #18 last week and this week soared to #3, one week before release, with Chick Corea and Dr John as the only competitors! Amazing US interest in the funky Swedes! Now let's go to #1!
NEW VIDEO! Funk also needs to be soft and gentle every once in a while! Check out Daniel Lantz' piano wizardry when Beat Funktion is performing "Are We Done?", a brand new funk ballad off the upcoming album "Mandy's Secret" (to be released on Monday next week). Bon Appetit!
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WEEKEND COMPETITION! Watch the brand new Official Video to "I Am The Summer", featuring the funky greens of Swedish summer! What's the story of the video? Give your own interpretation of the video in the comments below! To the best 5 interpretations below we give away a free copy of the album 'Mandy's Secret' as well as a free copy of the DVD "Live At Fasching" to be released! Hurry before the weekend is over! Please share!!!!
Lo JarlThis reminds me of the "Jazz under stjärnorna" in august 2011. Me and Ywonne were the only two dancing from start. Nils Landgren and his Funk Unit took a break and after the break all the remaining listeners must have been inspired by our dance and maybe had enough wine or beer in their veins, so they could all shake loose and dance on the grass in front of the scene. If you see a couple dancing swing at Fasching, that's probably us. That club doesn't really invite to dancing a crowded night with tables out for dinner, but we always seem to find a floor to move to the groove. And as we dance away on that floor we will dance to feeling of summer, just as we did the last time we enjoyed Beat Funktion there, just before you were going to do a vinyl release in Japan. Looking forward to the next summer at Fasching the 28th of May. :-)1 week ago · 1
Eva CederholmSigne reminded me of my childhood and the summers I had outside playing bare foot. The girls dancing gave me flashbacks of my teenage. The music felt great together with the video and the summer feeling shone through even if you were playing in a studio. Nice work Daniel Lantz and the rest of you! ☀️🎶1 week ago · 1
NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' gets a first glowing review by Chris Spector in the Midwest Records, US:
"BEAT FUNKTION/Mandy’s Secret:
Look, if AWB could prove a bunch of white Scots could be funky, why can’t we accord the same designation to these Swedes? Serving up their fourth set with all the style and grease mixed together than one disc can hold, the funk is flowing from the frozen north as the area’s great antidote to death metal. More than proving they have the right stuff and are here to stay, this funk express train is hurtling mightily thought the night with it’s load on board and intact. Killer stuff that gets and keeps the party going, we may never find out who this Mandy is and what her secret is, but we’ll keep peeking behind the curtain to find out. Well done throughout!"
NEWS! 'Voodooland' gets a fine review in O's Place Jazz Magazine by D. Oscar Groomes:
"Beat Funktion - Voodooland 4/3 O's Notes: Beat Funktion is a contemporary jazz sextet that has a funky retro sound that cooks in 2014! Daniel Lantz composed and produced the album. He leads the band from behind the keys of a Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer and organ. The songs are all mid-tempo to upbeat with a groove that flows. You head will bob and feet stay patting as you bring the beats of the past into tomorrow."
Full-page spread in French BSC News about Beat Funktion including interview of Daniel Lantz about the origins and concept of Beat Funktion. Photo: Palli Kristmundsson. Page 3 out of 3. ... See MoreSee Less