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
NEWS! Take a first tour of Beat Funktion's brand new website which now works across all platforms! Try out the various features and let us know if there is any feature that you are missing! Also sign up for Beat Funktion's newsletter!
NEWS! Oh yeah, baby! The third official video is now public: 'Kandahari Airport' from the upcoming album 'Mandy's Secret' to be released on September 29! Enjoy this groovy piece of MIddle Eastern psych-funk as our Swedish lads in Beat Funktion give a travelling Arab some nasty dreams! Please comment and share!
CONGRATULATIONS to all 15 winners of free "Mandy's Secret"-copies! The albums have been dispatched and should be in your mail box within a week or two. We look forward to your reactions! The happy winners are:
Björn Granqvist, Östersund, Sweden Kjell Sandholm Bergholtz, Spånga, Sweden Kasilo Choka, San Antonio, Texas, United States Richard Fuchs, Stuttgart, Germany Kevin M Briscoe, Randallstown, Maryland, United States Peter Höglin, Uppsala, Sweden Melinda Zaragoza Garcia, Watsonville, California, United States Caroline Texhammar, Storvreta, Sweden Ricardo Santana, Vallejo, California, United States David Anthony Weeks, Kaneohi, Hawaii, United States Anton Falk, Solna, Sweden Helise Flickstein, Surprise, Arizona, United States Johan Tengholm, Uppsala, Sweden Mindy Thomas, Volcano, Hawaii, United States Anna Hedenstedt ** we need your address, Anna **
NEW VIDEO! Check out "Kareem", some epic disco funk from the "Moon Town" album that owned the US radio charts last summer! Here is a live performance from Jazz Club Fasching which will be released on DVD in a month from now! Dig the great solos by funky cats Johan Oijen and Olle Thunstrom! And please share!!!!!
SOON! Two brand new videos for two super-funky tracks from "Mandy's Secret" will soon be with you! "Kandahari Airport - Official Music Video" on Friday 12th of September, and "I Am The Summer - Official Music Video" on Friday 19th of September! Watch this space!
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