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4 days ago

Beat Funktion

*** DIGITAL RE-RELEASE ***
"RIO"
single

NOW AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON
iTunes: itun.es/se/OKX1jb
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*** DIGITAL RE-RELEASE ***
RIO 
single

NOW AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON
iTunes: https://itun.es/se/OKX1jb
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4FgZcJXV5RIp3DsXwJteJc
Amazon: http://a.co/5FxCUvP

2 weeks ago

Beat Funktion

THROWBACK VIDEO! Released in the summer of 2014, the official music video for the title track of Beat Funktion's 'Mandy's Secret' offers up a noirish plot of intrigue, jealousy and deception centered around the mysterious Mandy! Johan Öijen's soaring guitar and Lucie Gattepaille's French narration are highlights in this pumping funk track! Crank up the volume, enjoy and share to your friends! Have an amazing week!

#beatfunktion #mandyssecret

youtu.be/SMdh2wBxNs0"MANDY'S SECRET" : Official Music Video Concept, direction and editing : DANIEL LANTZ Director of Photography : FOLKE LANTZ, LARS LINDGREN Sound recording : ...
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3 weeks ago

Beat Funktion

THROWBACK VIDEO! 'Kandahari Airport' from the chart-topping album 'Mandy's Secret' features a dreaming Arab going sky-high and is the very first onset of Middle Eastern percussion and psychedelia in Beat Funktion's music; total chaos despite the song's tranquil and caressing opening melody! Keep your head on as Olle Thunstrom's effects-laden otherworldly sax trashes through the trance-like bass ostinato! Play loud and share to your friends! Have a fantastic week!

#beatfunktion #mandyssecret #kandahariairport

youtu.be/0bVWTTSC9Zc"KANDAHARI AIRPORT" : Official Music Video Concept, direction and editing : DANIEL LANTZ Director of Photography : FOLKE LANTZ, LARS LINDGREN Sound recording...
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One of 91.5 fm WUEV's favorites!

Perhaps my all time fave track by B.F.!

1 month ago

Beat Funktion

THROWBACK VIDEO! In the fall of 2014, the official music video 'I Am The Summer' off 'Mandy's Secret' was released to the US market! This funky video was done on a shoe-string budget, showing the summery Swedish greens and four very talented actors / musicians / dancers, as well as soloists Johan Oijen and Olle Thunstrom! Can anyone guess the plot? Please turn up this loud, share to your funky buddies and have a great week!

#beatfunktion #iamthesummer #mandyssecret

youtu.be/IfAjpT7t_bo"I AM THE SUMMER" : Official Music Video Concept, direction and editing : DANIEL LANTZ Director of Photography : FOLKE LANTZ, LARS LINDGREN Sound recording :...
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2 months ago

Beat Funktion

THROWBACK VIDEO! In the summer of 2014, while Beat Funktion were on their way to the US, we released this super-groovy music video of 'Rundfunk', a track from their fourth album 'Mandy's Secret'. Shot on a scenic Finnish island of Alandia, with a hat and shades-donning groovy dude and a vintage radio as the main protagonists, Karl Olandersson and Daniel Lantz get to share the limelight as soloists! As always, this sounds best when played loud! Please share to your funk-loving friends and enjoy your week!

#beatfunktion #rundfunk #mandyssecret

youtu.be/SxmBQivIOxA"RUNDFUNK" : Official Music Video Concept, direction and editing : DANIEL LANTZ Director of Photography : FOLKE LANTZ, LARS LINDGREN Sound recording : MATS B...
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Häftigt häftigt! Medan vi väntar på våren! Hopp hopp hopp på våren! Snart den är här här här! Våren våren vååååren!

2 months ago

Beat Funktion

NEW VIDEO! In this last clip from the Beat Funktion show at Hijazz Music Festival in September 2016, emotions run high as Swedish blues legend Claes Janson reminisces to the slow-paced groove-infused soul ballad 'Rewind', off the 'Green Man' album! Turn the sound up, share to your friends and have a fantastic week!

#beatfunktion #greenman #rewind #claesjanson

youtu.be/QcxgUSzRGl0Claes Janson performs "Rewind" with Beat Funktion live at the Hijazz Music Festival, Reginateatern, Uppsala, Sweden on September 3 2016. "REWIND" (ft. Claes ...
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2 months ago

Beat Funktion

NEW REVIEW! American music writer Mark S. Tucker delivers an ebullient piece on 'Green Man'! As published in his newsletter Vampirus Veritas:

"You get 77 minutes of pure jazz-funk magic with Green Man, basically a twofer jampacked with great vocalists and the band’s ever-top-notch instrumental work, the best of two worlds!" - Mark S Tucker, US

READ THE FULL REVIEW:

BEAT FUNKTION – Green Man (2017 / Do Music Records)

Ya gotta love a record that starts up with a funky wah-wah guitar for the foundation rhythm and then just keeps piling the instruments on, developing a jazz walk strutting all over the city to a brass blare and slew-footed organ melody line (Daniel Lantz). Then the guitar cuts in and takes over (Johan Oljen) as the rest of the ensemble (Pal Johnson – bass, Jon Eriksson – drums, Karl Olandersson – trumpet, Olle Thunstrom – tenor sax) plugs away at a dance floor beat that’ll leave the crowd sprinting to the bar for electrolyte replacement afterwards!

This time around, however, the band’s going in for vocals in a big way, and no sooner than the second cut, the 13:46 extravaganza “Tomorrow”, do we discover what that means. Slowed way down from the opening rave-up, it’s a sensuous euro-funk tune a la The Great One, Lonnie Liston Smith, and his ravishing atmospherics. There’s never enough of this ilk of music, and Beat Funktion takes full advantage of the sub-genre, Viktoria Tolstoy (great-great-granddaughter of Leo!) & AFRO at the helm, she with her soulful encantations ranging from the sultry to the exalted, they beefing up the environment with enchanting backing vox. An orchestra slips in through the back door, and we repair to a forest of sonics a la the best of disco at its height.

Alicia Olatuja picks up the microphone for “In Love In Vain” as the tempo picks back up for a soulful R&B jazz blend rocking with echoes of Average White Band. Adee, Jasmine Kara, and Matilda Gratte keep the feminine sonics going cut after cut, but, hey!, it ain’t just wimmens here! Claes Janson puts in a croony “Rewind”, Damon Elliott teams up with Ms. Kara for a rap-jazzy “Over the Ocean”, Kara taking him over the top in dynamic contrast, and Deodato Siquir lays down some righteous African-global groove, AFRO accompanying with street-angel chorals in a killer 11-minute title track.

You get 77 minutes of pure jazz-funk magic with Green Man, basically a twofer jampacked with great vocalists and the band’s ever-top-notch instrumental work, the best of two worlds. If, however, you come away from this disc with a thirst for the purely instrumental side of the band, consider these as the next additions to your collection:

www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08859.htm

www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p09710.htm

www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p10022.htm

Needless to say, they’re all in my own very voluminous hoard, get lots of play at the crash pad, and then provoke big smiles and swaying hips above dancing feet whenever I take ‘em along to parties. NOT, I hasten to add, that I’m a partyin’ kinda guy, heavens no!, I’m just doing anthropological research on, um, The Audient Moderne and Omni-Structural Groovitude in Post-Anthropocene Music Beatitudes, something like that, and I’m happy to say I’ve got enough info just from Beat Funktion to do a doctoral dissertation…which, of course, I’ll get right on as soon as me and the bartender finish comparing notes on the efficacies of Manhattans, Bloody Marys, and Grasshoppers in their adjunctive enhancements of same…if, that is, I can make it out of the bar.

- Mark S Tucker, Vampirus Veritas, US
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NEW REVIEW! American music writer Mark S. Tucker delivers an ebullient piece on Green Man! As published in his newsletter Vampirus Veritas: 

You get 77 minutes of pure jazz-funk magic with Green Man, basically a twofer jampacked with great vocalists and the band’s ever-top-notch instrumental work, the best of two worlds! - Mark S Tucker, US

READ THE FULL REVIEW:

BEAT FUNKTION – Green Man (2017 / Do Music Records)
 
Ya gotta love a record that starts up with a funky wah-wah guitar for the foundation rhythm and then just keeps piling the instruments on, developing a jazz walk strutting all over the city to a brass blare and slew-footed organ melody line (Daniel Lantz). Then the guitar cuts in and takes over (Johan Oljen) as the rest of the ensemble (Pal Johnson – bass, Jon Eriksson – drums, Karl Olandersson – trumpet, Olle Thunstrom – tenor sax) plugs away at a dance floor beat that’ll leave the crowd sprinting to the bar for electrolyte replacement afterwards!
 
This time around, however, the band’s going in for vocals in a big way, and no sooner than the second cut, the 13:46 extravaganza “Tomorrow”, do we discover what that means. Slowed way down from the opening rave-up, it’s a sensuous euro-funk tune a la The Great One, Lonnie Liston Smith, and his ravishing atmospherics. There’s never enough of this ilk of music, and Beat Funktion takes full advantage of the sub-genre, Viktoria Tolstoy (great-great-granddaughter of Leo!) & AFRO at the helm, she with her soulful encantations ranging from the sultry to the exalted, they beefing up the environment with enchanting backing vox. An orchestra slips in through the back door, and we repair to a forest of sonics a la the best of disco at its height.

Alicia Olatuja picks up the microphone for “In Love In Vain” as the tempo picks back up for a soulful R&B jazz blend rocking with echoes of Average White Band. Adee, Jasmine Kara, and Matilda Gratte keep the feminine sonics going cut after cut, but, hey!, it ain’t just wimmens here! Claes Janson puts in a croony “Rewind”, Damon Elliott teams up with Ms. Kara for a rap-jazzy “Over the Ocean”, Kara taking him over the top in dynamic contrast, and Deodato Siquir lays down some righteous African-global groove, AFRO accompanying with street-angel chorals in a killer 11-minute title track.
 
You get 77 minutes of pure jazz-funk magic with Green Man, basically a twofer jampacked with great vocalists and the band’s ever-top-notch instrumental work, the best of two worlds. If, however, you come away from this disc with a thirst for the purely instrumental side of the band, consider these as the next additions to your collection:
 
http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08859.htm

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p09710.htm

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p10022.htm

Needless to say, they’re all in my own very voluminous hoard, get lots of play at the crash pad, and then provoke big smiles and swaying hips above dancing feet whenever I take ‘em along to parties. NOT, I hasten to add, that I’m a partyin’ kinda guy, heavens no!, I’m just doing anthropological research on, um, The Audient Moderne and Omni-Structural Groovitude in Post-Anthropocene Music Beatitudes, something like that, and I’m happy to say I’ve got enough info just from Beat Funktion to do a doctoral dissertation…which, of course, I’ll get right on as soon as me and the bartender finish comparing notes on the efficacies of Manhattans, Bloody Marys, and Grasshoppers in their adjunctive enhancements of same…if, that is, I can make it out of the bar.

- Mark S Tucker, Vampirus Veritas, US

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Några låtar Spelas idag på Östersjöblues Radio ..

Stort tack för all support, Stefan!

2 months ago

Beat Funktion

*** DIGITAL RELEASE ***
"HAYWEATHER"
single

NOW AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON
iTunes: itun.es/i67t77s
Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/7H2nXkvwUhwaMl1IiN25Z2
Amazon: a.co/20lQxpR
#beatfunktion #hayweather
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*** DIGITAL RELEASE ***
HAYWEATHER 
single

NOW AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON
iTunes: https://itun.es/i67t77s
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7H2nXkvwUhwaMl1IiN25Z2
Amazon: http://a.co/20lQxpR
#beatfunktion #hayweather

2 months ago

Beat Funktion

NEW VIDEO! Get down and get funky as African singer Deodato Siquir goes all in on the groove-laden crowd-pleaser known as 'Green Man', all live at the Hijazz Music Festival in September 2016! Even more heat and sweat are delivered through the soul-drenched solo efforts of Olle Thunstrom and Johan Oijen! Turn up that volume knob all the way, enjoy your weekend and share this greasy funk to your music-loving friends!

#beatfunktion #deodatosiquir #greenman #hijazz

youtu.be/tjKnCAH6Pv8Deodato Siquir performs "Green Man" with Beat Funktion live at the Hijazz Music Festival, Reginateatern, Uppsala, Sweden on September 3 2016. "GREEN MAN" (ft...
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3 months ago

Beat Funktion

NEW VIDEO! In this second live video from Hijazz Music Festival on September 3 2016, we have singer Matilda Gratte unleashing her psychedelic dance-funk feature 'We Are Young' from 'Green Man'! Daniel Lantz and Johan Öijen deliver some fine fusion solos! Turn this up loud, folks, and please share and have a great weekend!

#beatfunktion #weareyoung #matildagratte #weareyoung #hijazz

youtu.be/Ori67TyQwMM"WE ARE YOUNG" (ft. Matilda Gratte) : Live At Hijazz Music Festival 2016 Recorded live at Hijazz Music Festival, Reginateatern, Uppsala, Sweden, on September...
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3 months ago

Beat Funktion

NEW VIDEO! Get down to the boogie with this steaming hot take of 'Steampunch' live at the Hijazz Music Festival back in September of 2016! Soloists Marcus Alm and Olle Thunström deliver some additional heat to the greasy funk! As always, turn this up loud! Please share to your friends and enjoy your week! Remember you can always subscribe to Beat Funktion's YouTube and never miss a video!

youtu.be/E8u_af8FMiQ"STEAMPUNCH" : Live At Hijazz Music Festival 2016 Recorded live at Hijazz Music Festival, Reginateatern, Uppsala, Sweden, on September 3 2016. Video and Edit...
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