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'Olympus' is back up at #3 for its 8th week on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart, in fierce competition with Kamasi Washington and Robert Glasper. Beat Funktion has so far been on the US charts for 60 impressive weeks with a total of four albums over the last three years, creating a global sensation with newly written jazz-funk of Scandinavian origin! Hail the Swedes!

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'Olympus' holds strong at #3 for their 3rd week on the Earshot (Canadian) Jazz Chart. Currently, Beat Funktion enjoys placement on 3 different jazz charts. The gods are happy!

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'Olympus' holds strong at #45 for a third week on the mainstream JazzWeek Chart, currently charting on three different charts at the same time! Amazing!

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'Olympus' holds strong among the Top 5 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart, this week landing at #4! Awesome, Swedish funkateers!

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Mikael Perssonimpressed1 week ago   ·  1

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'Olympus' moves up to #3 on the Canadian Earshot Jazz Chart! The Swedes are killing it again!

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BEAT FUNKTION - a k a The Funky Swedes - right now on their fifth album 'Olympus'! Get it here: www.cdbaby.com/cd/beatfunktion5

Currently peaking at #2 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart!
"The crossover ability of the six musicians is remarkable! They meet and conquer the challenge of adapting to such varied styles, often within the space of a single track!" - Travis Rogers Jr, Music Life and Times, US
"Surely their most accomplished album so far!" - Wilfrid Maas, Fonkadelica, FR
"Perhaps their best compositions yet!" - Brad Stone, The Creative Source, Soulandjazz.com, US
"An exciting album that I love listening to!" - Lennart Götesson, Dala-Demokraten, SE

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Lars ÖrbackBitiga killar!2 weeks ago   ·  3

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NEWS! 'Olympus' climbs further up to #41 on the mainstream JazzWeek chart! The GODS are happy indeed!

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NEWS! 'Olympus' now debuts on the Canadian Earshot charts at #6! Good times!

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FANTASTIC NEWS! 'Olympus' hits #2 on the CMJ Jazz Chart on its 6th week, making it the second most played jazz album this week! With Kamasi Washington at #1 and accomplished stars like Maria Schneider, Robert Glasper and Terence Blanchard behind them, all of which have labels with huge marketing resources, Beat Funktion have now proved for the 4th time they are able to bypass major artists and labels only by way of their music on Swedish indie label Do Music Records! In the past, 'Moon Town' hit #4, 'Voodooland' hit #1 and 'Mandy's Secret' hit #3 on this chart! The Funky Swedes are here to stay!

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Beat FunktionA fuller chart showing competitors Jamison Ross on Concord and Melody Gardot on Verve!2 weeks ago   ·  1

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NEW VIDEO! In case you missed it, the whole 2nd part of "Live At Fasching 2014" is now available on YouTube, where the band performs riveting versions of 'Snap To It', 'On The Tiles', 'Hogwash', 'Bongo Universe' and 'The Plunge', backed by an enthusiastic audience. Please enjoy and share!

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LIVE AT FASCHING 2014 : Live Concert Set 2 RELEASED ONLINE BY DO MUSIC RECORDS 2014 Recorded live at Jazzclub Fasching April 3 2014. Director of Photography ...

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Britt-Marie PetterssonSååå himla bra!2 weeks ago   ·  2
Fredrik WernbeckerUnderbart fetgroooove....2 weeks ago   ·  1
Håkan Mellquistsjukt bra! skulle vara roligt med lite ballare belysning på Fashing:) Men sjukt bra musiker, lite Brand X , Cobham osv i soundet.2 weeks ago   ·  1
André Åhl PerssonWow! Älskar låt 2 som börjar 7.22. Helt magiskt bra!2 weeks ago   ·  1

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'Olympus' receives a wonderful review in JAZZ & BLUES MAGAZINE, US. Duane Verh writes:

"Beat Funktion's brand of fusion can rightly claim old-school funk among its lines of lineage. The unflinching rhythmic repetition found in abundance on the Swedish sextet's current set bears a kinship with that which was a staple of James Brown's fare. In BF's case, this provides principal soloists trumpeter Karl Olandersson and tenor saxophonist Olle Thunstrom with ample room up top, Olandersson, the definite swinger of the pair. Thunstrom adds to the "retro" vibes present, going electric on "The Hydra". Keyboardist Daniel Lantz's "heads" are clean and sparing. He and rhythm partners guitarist Johan Oijen, bassist Pal Johnson and drummer Jon Eriksson make for a most suitable machine. Other tracks of note include "Game Of The Gods", "Viper Lady" and "Chimera"."

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Beat Funktion hits the Jazzweek Top 50 Jazz Chart with 'Olympus', landing at #45! Yey!

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