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1 week ago

Beat Funktion

ANNOUNCEMENT! Release concert for ”Roots” set to November 26 at Fasching in Stockholm! Ticket links coming soon! ”Roots” will be available in stores on November 29! Limited edition of 300 copies 2-LP gatefold 180g vinyl and digital! 😎💥 ... See MoreSee Less

ANNOUNCEMENT! Release concert for ”Roots” set to November 26 at Fasching in Stockholm! Ticket links coming soon! ”Roots” will be available in stores on November 29! Limited edition of 300 copies 2-LP gatefold 180g vinyl and digital! 😎💥

2 months ago

Beat Funktion

We would like to thank vocalist Ester Lahti as well as the great crowd at our JazzPool gig last Tuesday! 😎 Until next time! /BF. Photos by Roger Schwalbe.VIDEOS UNDER KOMMENTARER.

Ester Lahti, sång
Jonne Bentlöv, trumpet
Olle Thunström, tenorsax
Johan Öijen, elgitarr
Daniel Lantz, keyboards
Pal Johnson, elbas
Jon Eriksson, trummor
Tiago Loei, percussion

Beat Funktion, ett band med rötter i Uppsala/Stockholm som under 10 års tid nått ut internationellt med sin musik, spelar en egensinnig, dansvänlig mix av jazz, funk, soul, disco och afrobeat och fick redan 2013 uppmärksamhet för sin musik både i Japan och USA. Bandet lyckades sommaren 2014 bli det första svenska jazzbandet i historien att toppa jazzradiolistorna i USA och Kanada i flera veckor med albumet "Voodooland". De efterföljande albumen "Olympus" och "Green Man" klättrade lika högt med strålande recensioner, USA- och Europaturnéer, gränsöverskridande artistsamarbeten med namn som t ex Damon Elliott, Alicia Olatuja, Jasmine Kara och Viktoria Tolstoy som följd. Beat Funktion jobbar nu med sitt 7:e album "Roots" och kommer att presentera deras nya musik samt hits från deras tidigare album på The JazzPool. Live är Beat Funktion en medryckande upplevelse, så förvänta er en hårdsvängande dansgolvspuls i 70-tals anda med sprakande jazzimprovisationer som gör det svårt att sitta still. Denna konsert är enda chansen att höra dem live i Sverige innan oktober, och sångerskan Ester Lahti, trumpetaren Jonne Bentlöv och slagverkaren Tiago Loei gör gästinhopp denna kväll! Välkomna till en tunggungande partyjazzkväll för både spisare, diggare och dansare!

The JazzPool - en ny fräsch live-scen för levande jazzmusik mitt i centrala Uppsala inuti Interpools vidsträckta och jazzdoftande lokaler. Uppsala-rotade smågrupper och storband inom jazz och jazzrelaterade genrer bjuder på konsert och/eller jam sessions varje tisdag. Det är fri entré men gäster förväntas lämna en orkesterslant på valfritt belopp, minst 50kr, för att stödja livemusiken! Swish eller kontant. Interpool står för en fin mat- och dryckesmeny att avnjuta musiken till. Konserttid i två set mellan 19.00-21.00. Dörrarna öppnar kl 18.30. The JazzPool är ett samarrangemang mellan Interpool och Do Music Records. Ljud sponsrat av Jan Algander samt Wharfedale Pro.
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2 months ago

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FRIENDS! 😎 Now on Tuesday 26th of March at 7pm we do our only gig in our hometown Uppsala this year! Guest artists Ester Lahti on vocals, Jonne Bentlöv on trumpet and Tiago Loei on percussion will perform with the band: Olle Thunström on sax, Johan Öijen on guitar, Pal Johnson on bass, Daniel Lantz on keys and Jon Eriksson on drums! At 7pm at the JazzPool (Interpool, Svartbäcksgatan 11, Uppsala)! Free admission but a minimum band fee of 50 kr. See you there! 🕺💃 Link to event in comments! (Photo: Palli Kristmundsson) ... See MoreSee Less

FRIENDS! 😎 Now on Tuesday 26th of March at 7pm we do our only gig in our hometown Uppsala this year! Guest artists Ester Lahti on vocals, Jonne Bentlöv on trumpet and Tiago Loei on percussion will perform with the band: Olle Thunström on sax, Johan Öijen on guitar, Pal Johnson on bass, Daniel Lantz on keys and Jon Eriksson on drums! At 7pm at the JazzPool (Interpool, Svartbäcksgatan 11, Uppsala)! Free admission but a minimum band fee of 50 kr. See you there! 🕺💃 Link to event in comments! (Photo: Palli Kristmundsson)

3 months ago

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"Roots" album cover. Release in the fall of 2019. Cover art: Felicia Iversen. ... See MoreSee Less

Roots album cover. Release in the fall of 2019. Cover art: Felicia Iversen.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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BEAT FUNKTION ON VINYL? 🕺💃

Dear Fans and Supporters! Currently our seventh album "Roots" is in mid-production and will be released in the fall of 2019. What with the rapid decline in CD sales, we may now opt for releasing this as a digital-only release. However, many of our fans out there have complained for a long time that our music is not released on vinyl - which is a perfect format for the type of vintage music that we do! Therefore, in addition to the digital edition, we are now considering pressing a limited run 24 bit mastered 180g double vinyl of the upcoming album "Roots" at the newly opened vinyl pressing plant in Gothenburg, Sweden! BUT... with the huge manufacturing costs of a good vinyl record in mind, we may need your help in terms of the financing, so we may opt for a kickstarter/fundraising campaign to make this happen. But just to quickly test the waters and see if there is enough interest out there to have a vinyl edition of our music at all, we would like you to leave a comment below. Any financial supporters and donators would of course have their name printed on the cover of the limited editions. Please comment! ♥️

If this turns out well, we will initiate 24bit vinyl remasters of our back catalogue as well, beginning with "Green Man", "Olympus" and "Mandy's Secret". "Olympus" will most likely have new hand-painted artwork since the CD edition cover never materialised the way we wanted.

/Daniel, keyboardist, composer & producer of BF
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BEAT FUNKTION ON VINYL? 🕺💃

Dear Fans and Supporters! Currently our seventh album Roots is in mid-production and will be released in the fall of 2019. What with the rapid decline in CD sales, we may now opt for releasing this as a digital-only release. However, many of our fans out there have complained for a long time that our music is not released on vinyl - which is a perfect format for the type of vintage music that we do! Therefore, in addition to the digital edition, we are now considering pressing a limited run 24 bit mastered 180g double vinyl of the upcoming album Roots at the newly opened vinyl pressing plant in Gothenburg, Sweden! BUT... with the huge manufacturing costs of a good vinyl record in mind, we may need your help in terms of the financing, so we may opt for a kickstarter/fundraising campaign to make this happen. But just to quickly test the waters and see if there is enough interest out there to have a vinyl edition of our music at all, we would like you to leave a comment below. Any financial supporters and donators would of course have their name printed on the cover of the limited editions. Please comment! ♥️

If this turns out well, we will initiate 24bit vinyl remasters of our back catalogue as well, beginning with Green Man, Olympus and Mandys Secret. Olympus will most likely have new hand-painted artwork since the CD edition cover never materialised the way we wanted.

/Daniel, keyboardist, composer & producer of BF

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Count me in! I would definitely take part in a crowd funding...👍

Love the beat🎶 I’d like to listen more of you guys 🎶🎉

Vinyl <3

I’m definitely in!! 😜👊🏻

8 months ago

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Photo: Palli Kristmundsson. ... See MoreSee Less

Photo: Palli Kristmundsson.

9 months ago

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Getting ready for recording ”Roots”, seventh full-length album, due for release February 2019! Stay tuned! 😎 ... See MoreSee Less

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can't wait to hear it guys! Have a blast!

Damn Daniel, held o lykke manden!

9 months ago

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BREAKING NEWS! ”Roots”, 7th album, 9 songs, to be recorded in mid-August and release in February 2019! Stay tuned! 🕺 ... See MoreSee Less

BREAKING NEWS! ”Roots”, 7th album, 9 songs, to be recorded in mid-August and release in February 2019! Stay tuned! 🕺

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Are you a Sibelius or Finale person? Let me know if you need some guitar. :-p

Love it big time ❤️❤️

11 months ago

Beat Funktion

We want to thank the fantastic soul queen EllyEve for glorious days at Fasching (Stockholm), Katalin (Uppsala) and Nefertiti (Gothenburg)! 🕺🕺 Let’s do this again! 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

We want to thank the fantastic soul queen EllyEve for glorious days at Fasching (Stockholm), Katalin (Uppsala) and Nefertiti (Gothenburg)! 🕺🕺 Let’s do this again! 😀

12 months ago

Beat Funktion

Yo funky fans! 😎 We have three shows this week with the outrageously fantastic, super-funky singer EllyEve!

June 7 Fasching
June 8 Katalin
June 9 Nefertiti

Hurry and get your tickets! Bring your dance shoes and towels and get ready to boogie down! Events in the comments! 🕺🕺💃💃
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Yo funky fans! 😎 We have three shows this week with the outrageously fantastic, super-funky singer EllyEve! 

June 7 Fasching
June 8 Katalin
June 9 Nefertiti

Hurry and get your tickets! Bring your dance shoes and towels and get ready to boogie down! Events in the comments!  🕺🕺💃💃Image attachment

12 months ago

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fan vad ni ska vara tuffa då!jag gillart!'more funk to the people!

Photo: Raymond Leigh.

Hållningen Pal!

Underbart!

Läckert!

Super coool Love it:-)

Beat Function they ARE the bollocks 🙂

Thanks boys 🙂 You bring so much joy to the music scene.

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