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NEWS! Beat Funktion enjoy their 16th week on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart with 'Mandy's Secret', being equal in staying power to their chart-topping 'Voodooland' from last year! If you haven't already; its time to catch the Funky Swede movement and get funked!

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NEWS! Beat Funktion moves back up into the Top 10 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart, this week taking the #8 slot with 'Mandy's Secret'. With this album, they have charted on all 4 of the American Jazz Charts. Taking the #1 slot on the Earshot Jazz (Canadian Chart) for 3 weeks, charting for 15 weeks on the CMJ Jazz Chart, peaking at #3, peaking at #4 for 6 weeks on the RMR Jazz chart, and peaking at #34 on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart for 10 weeks. Those who haven't heard 'Mandy's Secret' yet should get their copy without delay! ... See MoreSee Less

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Karina KampeHörru, var inte du på semester ;-)?1 week ago

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Beat Funktion's 5th album "Olympus" 14 tracks finished recording today! #beatfunktion #olympus #jazzfunk ... See MoreSee Less

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Bradley M. StoneCan't wait to hear it, and play it in soulandjazz.com!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Steve SwayneVery ironic. At the moment this post appeared on my timeline, I was playing your song Kareem on my jazz radio program!2 weeks ago   ·  5
Beat FunktionThank you Steve and Bradley! Hope you will enjoy the new album, due for release on the 1st of June 2015.2 weeks ago

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NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' receives warm words from Arizona Jazz Radio:

"Beat Funktion, kicking it like the pros. I’m not sure how to classify jazz. Unfortunately, a lot of jazz falls into one of a fair handful of categories; a few successfully bridge the gaps. Beat Funktion does this expertly, blending some funk into combo jazz like a smooth, creamy split pea soup. Put away the blender; this one’s done already. Sounds like: Mike Prigodic; Herbie Hancock. Recommended Tracks: 2 "Port Arthur": laid back, with some gut-crunching bass, and enough sax to take you to the max [5 stars] 9 "Kandahari Airport": With some relaxed keyboards and inspired worldbeats from the Funktion [4 stars]

~Daniel Witter, KAMP Reviews Tuscon, AZ.
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Bob HoodLove "port arthur" it's a bass thing!2 weeks ago   ·  1

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Recording 5th album "Olympus" day one with co-producer Mats Björke! 9 songs finished, 5 more tomorrow! #beatfunktion #olympus #jazzfunk #sweden ... See MoreSee Less

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Ylva Andell EliasGrymt!!2 weeks ago   ·  2
Teri RendaYeah! Can't wait to hear it!2 weeks ago   ·  2

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NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' is holding strong for 14 weeks on the CMJ Jazz Charts! 'Moon Town' and 'Voodooland' lingered for 15 and 16 weeks respectively! Amazing track record so far!

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NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' clings strong to the CMJ Jazz Chart for the new year by going back up to #12 on its 13th week!

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-:: PLEASE VOTE! ::-

Both Beat Funktion-releases 'Mandy's Secret' and 'Voodooland' have been nominated for the prestigious Gyllene Skivan-award of renowned Swedish music journal 'Orkesterjournalen'. 'Voodooland' is the first album in history by a Swedish jazz band to hit #1 on the US jazz charts. 'Mandy's Secret' the first in history to hit #1 on the Canadian jazz charts. If you think BF deserves to win this Swedish award, then follow the link below and vote for both albums, 'Mandy's Secret' at #8 and 'Voodooland' at #9. To qualify your vote, you must vote only ONCE and for a total of three albums! Thank you and long live Swedish jazz-funk!

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Mats MalmqvistRöstat!😄3 days ago   ·  1
Marie GauffinSjälvklart👍7 days ago   ·  1
Linda Sporrong👍2 weeks ago   ·  1
Conny ForssDone!👍2 weeks ago   ·  1
James GroverI am Happy to express that its great to be affiliated with this band keep up the good work guys2 weeks ago   ·  2
Dorota FrickGjort!3 weeks ago   ·  2
Margaret Caravella-AguilarS and praying for a home for this cutie3 weeks ago   ·  1
Walter ReatazaDone...Good Luck3 weeks ago   ·  2
Bradley M. Stone...and please buy their CDs, and support this great band!3 weeks ago   ·  3

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REVIEW! O's Place Jazz Magazine reviews 'Mandy's Secret':

"O's Notes: Mandy's Secret is a collection of ten songs written and arranged by Daniel Lantz (keyboards). He is a core member of Beat Funktion, the Swedish sextet with Karl Olandersson (t), Olle Thundtrom (sax), Johan Oijen (g), Pal Johnson (b) and Jon Eriksson (d). They have a slow funky groove on "Port Arthur", A few throwback boogie tunes like "Budo" and relaxing reflective songs like "Are We Done?" If you want to revisit 1970s style funk, this is it!"

- D. Oscar Groomes
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! From Beat Funktion and crew! Big things are in store for 2015 so stay tuned! To tide you over, we now provide you with the last live clip (out of four) from the Hijazz release concert in September 2014 as BF jams away on the mega-groovy "Bongo Universe" from 'Voodooland', the album that topped the US charts for 3 consecutive weeks! Turn up your volume and please share!

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"BONGO UNIVERSE" : Live At Hijazz 2014 Recorded live at Hijazz September 30 2014. Director of Photography and Editing : ANTONIO GIACOPO (CROM MEDIA) Sound re...

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Eva ThorSå ska det låta.1 month ago   ·  1
Jonas IsakssonTack för ett roligt gig Jon!1 month ago   ·  3
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Daniel LantzSå himla kul gig!1 month ago   ·  1

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NEWS! Big congratulations to Beat Funktion for making the Year End 2014 Jazz Chart in the US. This chart is a tabulation of 12 months of weekly charts and the highest ranking CDs for the entire year landed Beat Funktion in the Top 10 with "Voodooland" making it into the YEAR END at #9. Beat Funktion enjoyed 2 albums on the Jazz Year End Chart 2014. "Voodooland" (#9) and "Mandy's Secret." (#26). Way to go, Funky Swedes!

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NEWS! Dick Metcalf at Improvijazzation Nation writes a great review of 'Mandy's Secret':

"Beat Funktion – MANDY’S SECRET: I’ve reviewed a couple of CD’s from this great jazz group, most recently in issue 145; they seem to only get better with each release! This new CD pays homage to some of the great funk & soul music from the ’70’s, and as you listen to the 5:07 “Snap To It“, you’ll hear that they’ve got that FUNK dow-un to a “T” (I just totally dug the organ on this one)! For total laid-back groove, you’ll love “Are We Done?” (dance to it with your favorite lady, too – just make sure the lights are down low). The absolute killer for this reviewer was “Thunderlips“… if you think “Shaft”, you’ll have it pegged quite clearly! I can tell you now, you’ll be hearing more from this group (composer Daniel Lantz is putting it together as I type). I give this great Swedish group a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98!"
- Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation, US
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NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' still on the CMJ charts on its 12th week, having peaked at #3 and stayed among the Top 20 for 11 weeks!

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NEW VIDEO! Watch a live clip with the Funky Swedes burning hot on the jazz disco funkathon "Budo" from 'Mandy's Secret'. Sizzling solos by guitarist Jonas Isaksson and trumpetist Karl Olandersson! Please share to your groove-loving friends!

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"BUDO" : Live At Hijazz 2014 Recorded live at Hijazz September 30 2014. Director of Photography and Editing : ANTONIO GIACOPO (CROM MEDIA) Sound recording : ...