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6 days ago
Beat Funktion

Yessir!! ”Voodooland” is getting a vinyl release… preparations are underway… 💥🕺💃🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

Yessir!! ”Voodooland” is getting a vinyl release… preparations are underway… 💥🕺💃🏻
1 month ago
Beat Funktion

NEWS! First shows post-Corona: a few dates for a Sweden-tour are underway. 😎 So far:
Feb 2 2022 - Makeriet, Örebro
Feb 4 2022 - Nefertiti, Gothenburg
Feb 5 2022 - Victoriateatern, Malmö

More to come…
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NEWS! First shows post-Corona: a few dates for a Sweden-tour are underway. 😎 So far:
Feb 2 2022 - Makeriet, Örebro
Feb 4 2022 - Nefertiti, Gothenburg
Feb 5 2022 - Victoriateatern, Malmö

More to come…
5 months ago
Beat Funktion

We are happy to announce that ”Live At The Red Horn District ft. Natascha Flamisch” ended up at #6 for the annual prestigious Swedish jazz award The Golden Record! 😎 We want to thank everyone who made this possible and want to urge you who still have not heard the album to get a copy or stream it digitally! 🎈 ... See MoreSee Less

We are happy to announce that ”Live At The Red Horn District ft. Natascha Flamisch” ended up at #6 for the annual prestigious Swedish jazz award The Golden Record! 😎 We want to thank everyone who made this possible and want to urge you who still have not heard the album to get a copy or stream it digitally! 🎈

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6 months ago
Beat Funktion

NEW ALBUM! 💥 The new release ”Live at Nefertiti” is now finally out on all digital platforms! 🕺 Enjoy the funky Swedes in top form at one of Sweden’s most renowned, now sadly defunct, live jazz venues in the heart of Gothenburg! 😎 Please share!

Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/3aJRFw8hjKwfrUPngem8NI?si=rC4HvgZxS_ao13tGYh81uA

Apple Music: music.apple.com/se/album/live-at-nefertiti-live/1556213363

Label presentation:

In the early part of 2017, Beat Funktion was hot on the heels from releasing Green Man, in the wake of multiple number one-hits on the jazz charts in the US and Canada, from albums Voodooland, Mandy's Secret and Olympus. Sweden's most revered jazz venue on the east coast, Fasching, had by then welcomed the band a number of times, but for some reason, the band had never played at Nefertiti, the west coast equivalent of Fasching. This live recording in stereo by the house sound engineer, captures the band at their most playful, during the premiere gig at Nefertiti in January 2017, and it's a cooking set. As the announcer asks in the introduction, "have you brought your dancing shoes?", because this is one hard-swinging session, in front of a packed house, showcasing the band's trademark dance-floor vibes. As soloists, Olandersson, Thunström and Öijen are on fire, propelled by the super-tight rhythm consisting of Lantz, Johnson and Eriksson, all luxuriously graced by the tasteful percussion of Brazilian Tiago Loei. In addition to the hot numbers Kareem, Mangroove and Thunström's The Great Escape, the band indulges in some sensitive balladry through the exquisite Lorelei and Are We Done? Enjoy the band live as they expand upon the studio versions of the songs with spontaneously combusting energy and surprising twists and turns.

Karl Olandersson, trumpet
Olle Thunström, tenor sax
Johan Öijen, electric guitar
Daniel Lantz, keyboards
Pal Johnson, electric bass
Jon Eriksson, drums
Tiago Loei, percussion

Recorded live in stereo by Gert Ryding at Jazzclub Nefertiti, Gothenburg, Sweden, on January 21 2017. Mastered and produced by Daniel Lantz.

Official release date: March 26 2021.

Tracks:
1. Mangroove
2. Viper Lady
3. Lorelei
4. The Great Escape
5. Savannah Strut / Are We Done?
6. Kareem

Total time: 60 mins. approx.
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NEW ALBUM! 💥 The new release ”Live at Nefertiti” is now finally out on all digital platforms! 🕺 Enjoy the funky Swedes in top form at one of Sweden’s most renowned, now sadly defunct, live jazz venues in the heart of Gothenburg! 😎 Please share!

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3aJRFw8hjKwfrUPngem8NI?si=rC4HvgZxS_ao13tGYh81uA

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/se/album/live-at-nefertiti-live/1556213363

Label presentation:

In the early part of 2017, Beat Funktion was hot on the heels from releasing Green Man, in the wake of multiple number one-hits on the jazz charts in the US and Canada, from albums Voodooland, Mandys Secret and Olympus. Swedens most revered jazz venue on the east coast, Fasching, had by then welcomed the band a number of times, but for some reason, the band had never played at Nefertiti, the west coast equivalent of Fasching. This live recording in stereo by the house sound engineer, captures the band at their most playful, during the premiere gig at Nefertiti in January 2017, and its a cooking set. As the announcer asks in the introduction, have you brought your dancing shoes?, because this is one hard-swinging session, in front of a packed house, showcasing the bands trademark dance-floor vibes. As soloists, Olandersson, Thunström and Öijen are on fire, propelled by the super-tight rhythm consisting of Lantz, Johnson and Eriksson, all luxuriously graced by the tasteful percussion of Brazilian Tiago Loei. In addition to the hot numbers Kareem, Mangroove and Thunströms The Great Escape, the band indulges in some sensitive balladry through the exquisite Lorelei and Are We Done? Enjoy the band live as they expand upon the studio versions of the songs with spontaneously combusting energy and surprising twists and turns.
 
Karl Olandersson, trumpet
Olle Thunström, tenor sax
Johan Öijen, electric guitar
Daniel Lantz, keyboards
Pal Johnson, electric bass
Jon Eriksson, drums
Tiago Loei, percussion
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Recorded live in stereo by Gert Ryding at Jazzclub Nefertiti, Gothenburg, Sweden, on January 21 2017. Mastered and produced by Daniel Lantz.

Official release date: March 26 2021.
 
Tracks:
1. Mangroove
2. Viper Lady
3. Lorelei
4. The Great Escape
5. Savannah Strut / Are We Done?
6. Kareem
 
Total time: 60 mins. approx.
6 months ago
Beat Funktion

ANNOUNCEMENT! 😎 Friday 26th of March will see the release of a new live concert album recorded in 2017 at the legendary but now defunct Nefertiti Jazzclub in the heart of Gothenburg! ⭐️ This will be a digital-only release until further notice! Stay tuned! 💃🏻🕺 ... See MoreSee Less

ANNOUNCEMENT! 😎 Friday 26th of March will see the release of a new live concert album recorded in 2017 at the legendary but now defunct Nefertiti Jazzclub in the heart of Gothenburg! ⭐️ This will be a digital-only release until further notice! Stay tuned! 💃🏻🕺
7 months ago
Beat Funktion

ANNOUNCEMENT! 😎 Now on Friday 26th of February, we will release a live concert recording made in Los Angeles in 2014, at the renowned The Baked Potato! Daniel Lantz, Johan Öijen and Jon Eriksson are joined by US substitutes Jonathan Rowden, Jonathan Bradley and Nicholas Faria Lima Soderstrom! This will be available worldwide only digitally until further notice! Stay tuned! 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less

ANNOUNCEMENT! 😎 Now on Friday 26th of February, we will release a live concert recording made in Los Angeles in 2014, at the renowned The Baked Potato! Daniel Lantz, Johan Öijen and Jon Eriksson are joined by US substitutes Jonathan Rowden, Jonathan Bradley and Nicholas Faria Lima Soderstrom! This will be available worldwide only digitally until further notice! Stay tuned! 🤩
8 months ago
Beat Funktion

Wow, the Austrian CONCERTO-Magazin praises our second last album with 5 out of 5 points and the comment "excellent"! Thanks to Dietmar Hoscher, for this review.
Here follows the whole review in English. Thanx to Natascha Flamisch for scanning the article!

"If I'm not mistaken, this is the eighth album by the Swedish funk-soul-jazz formation and the first with "guest vocalist" Natascha Flamisch. The sextet is, as always, in excellent form, compactly matched and eager to play. Right at the beginning ("Kareem") there is extensive funky-jazzy jamming and its already „going down and off in tha house!“. Danceable, but also exquisite in terms of composition. The following "Rewind" then also features Natascha Flamisch, who has tremendously expanded her vocalistic versatility in recent years and thus also gives the Beat Funktion additional flair. A combination that you don't often find in this fusion genre, which also has soul and a little blues roots shimmering through. This is where kindred spirits have met. Beat Funktion does not allow standing still, but without overtaxing. Groove, rhythm and fun do not hide the fact that virtuoso instrumentalists are at work here. This is the only way to explain their top placements even in the American and Canadian jazz radio charts. The crystal clear produced sound, combined with Flamisch's confident voice, makes an already very good CD an excellent one!"

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Wow, the Austrian CONCERTO-Magazin  praises our second last album with 5 out of 5 points and the comment excellent! Thanks to Dietmar Hoscher, for this review.
Here follows the whole review in English. Thanx to Natascha Flamisch for scanning the article!

If Im not mistaken, this is the eighth album by the Swedish funk-soul-jazz formation and the first with guest vocalist Natascha Flamisch. The sextet is, as always, in excellent form, compactly matched and eager to play. Right at the beginning (Kareem) there is extensive funky-jazzy jamming and its already „going down and off in tha house!“. Danceable, but also exquisite in terms of composition. The following Rewind then also features Natascha Flamisch, who has tremendously expanded her vocalistic versatility in recent years and thus also gives the Beat Funktion additional flair. A combination that you dont often find in this fusion genre, which also has soul and a little blues roots shimmering through. This is where kindred spirits have met. Beat Funktion does not allow standing still, but without overtaxing. Groove, rhythm and fun do not hide the fact that virtuoso instrumentalists are at work here. This is the only way to explain their top placements even in the American and Canadian jazz radio charts. The crystal clear produced sound, combined with Flamischs confident voice, makes an already very good CD an excellent one!

Red Horn District
8 months ago
Beat Funktion

NEW ALBUM! Finally! "Live At Fasching '14" is now available on all the major digital platforms to be enjoyed! Have a good weekend, dig and share! 😎

Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/5Je3rUh5J6CkHw6fd9UuzD?si=NFyoAsWUQF2hBDePGXTasw
Apple Music: music.apple.com/se/album/live-at-fasching-14/1544587868?l=en

Label presentation:
In the spring of 2014, during their ongoing US launch, heralded by several number ones on American and Canadian radio charts, Beat Funktion performed a truly cooking Mandy's Secret-pre-release gig before a packed house at Sweden's renowned jazz mecca Fasching. The band was in top shape and hungry, augmented here by the amazing Ola Bothzén on percussion, and presented an exciting programme of selections from past and upcoming albums. Ever since their 2010 debut The Plunge, Beat Funktion has made a trademark of producing a range of elaborate concept albums, where studio work, arrangements and guest musicians have been put to the foreground for a more massive sound. Live, however, and stripped to its core members, the band explodes with another type of energy that cannot be found on their studio sessions. Reduced to the basic sextet unit, only with a talented percussionist as extra, they create a new level of funk magic and jazz improvisation with only the bare-minimum tools at hand, and give more than enough funk to get anyone up on their feet. This concert was also filmed and is available in full on YouTube.

Karl Olandersson, trumpet
Olle Thunström, tenor sax
Johan Öijen, electric guitar
Daniel Lantz, keyboards
Pal Johnson, electric bass
Jon Eriksson, drums
Ola Bothzén, percussion

Recorded live at Jazzclub Fasching on April 3 2014 by Pawel Lücki. Mixed by Jon Eriksson. Mastered by Tobias Carlsson. Produced by Daniel Lantz.

Official release date: January 29 2021.

Tracks:
1. Bongo Universe
2. Hogwash
3. Kilimanjaro
4. Are We Done?
5. Snap To It
6. Kareem
7. The Plunge

Total time: 60 mins. approx.
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NEW ALBUM! Finally! Live At Fasching 14 is now available on all the major digital platforms to be enjoyed! Have a good weekend, dig and share! 😎

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5Je3rUh5J6CkHw6fd9UuzD?si=NFyoAsWUQF2hBDePGXTasw
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/se/album/live-at-fasching-14/1544587868?l=en

Label presentation:
In the spring of 2014, during their ongoing US launch, heralded by several number ones on American and Canadian radio charts, Beat Funktion performed a truly cooking Mandys Secret-pre-release gig before a packed house at Swedens renowned jazz mecca Fasching. The band was in top shape and hungry, augmented here by the amazing Ola Bothzén on percussion, and presented an exciting programme of selections from past and upcoming albums. Ever since their 2010 debut The Plunge, Beat Funktion has made a trademark of producing a range of elaborate concept albums, where studio work, arrangements and guest musicians have been put to the foreground for a more massive sound. Live, however, and stripped to its core members, the band explodes with another type of energy that cannot be found on their studio sessions. Reduced to the basic sextet unit, only with a talented percussionist as extra, they create a new level of funk magic and jazz improvisation with only the bare-minimum tools at hand, and give more than enough funk to get anyone up on their feet. This concert was also filmed and is available in full on YouTube.

Karl Olandersson, trumpet
Olle Thunström, tenor sax
Johan Öijen, electric guitar
Daniel Lantz, keyboards
Pal Johnson, electric bass
Jon Eriksson, drums
Ola Bothzén, percussion

Recorded live at Jazzclub Fasching on April 3 2014 by Pawel Lücki. Mixed by Jon Eriksson. Mastered by Tobias Carlsson. Produced by Daniel Lantz.

Official release date: January 29 2021.

Tracks:
1. Bongo Universe
2. Hogwash
3. Kilimanjaro
4. Are We Done?
5. Snap To It
6. Kareem
7. The Plunge

Total time: 60 mins. approx.
8 months ago
Beat Funktion

After the internationally celebrated funk sextet took a break for a few years, Beat Funktion returned with a new studio album and an extensive tour through Sweden, Germany and Austria in 2019. On this tour, the fans could again experience a mixture of new and old songs with rousing rhythms and grooves. At select concerts, the sextet also presented guest musicians. This was also the case at the concerts in Rostock, Lüdenscheid and Horn-Bad Meinberg on the opening weekend of the tour. The Soul-n-Blues Queen Natascha Flamisch from Vienna was one of the featured guests on vocals during this tour, singing tracks from the albums Olympus (2015) and Green Man (2016/17).

Natascha Flamisch and Beat Funktion had their first date at the “Jazztime in Town”-Festival in Ravensburg, Germany, in 2018, and it was clear from the outset that this collaboration would continue. A little more than a year later, during the opening weekend of the Roots Tour 2019, Flamisch and the Beat Funktion boys reconnected down in Germany and developed an insane energy over the ensuing dates; musical inhibitions vanished, playfulness emerged, leading to excessive jams full of improvisation and spontaneous interaction on stage.

On the third day of this weekend, the travel party drove to one of Germany’s best insider tips: the Red Horn District in Horn-Bad Meinberg. Jörg Thienelt, the “landlord” and founder of this impressive location, originally an old mill, has managed to create a small paradise for touring musicians, due to his decades of experience as a tour manager as well as providing an amazing backline, technical facilities and an artistic vibe. Already during the guided tour through the Red Horn house, the Beat Funktion boys became inspired to hurry and grab their instruments, which set the tone for that evening's truly inspiring live performance.

This is a compilation of the highlights of this club concert.
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9 months ago
Beat Funktion

After the internationally celebrated funk sextet took a break for a few years, Beat Funktion returned with a new studio album and an extensive tour through Sweden, Germany and Austria in 2019. On this tour, the fans could again experience a mixture of new and old songs with rousing rhythms and grooves. At select concerts, the sextet also presented guest musicians. This was also the case at the concerts in Rostock, Lüdenscheid and Horn-Bad Meinberg on the opening weekend of the tour. The Soul-n-Blues Queen Natascha Flamisch from Vienna was one of the featured guests on vocals during this tour, singing tracks from the albums Olympus (2015) and Green Man (2016/17).

​Natascha Flamisch and Beat Funktion had their first date at the “Jazztime in Town”-Festival in Ravensburg, Germany, in 2018, and it was clear from the outset that this collaboration would continue. A little more than a year later, during the opening weekend of the Roots Tour 2019, Flamisch and the Beat Funktion boys reconnected down in Germany and developed an insane energy over the ensuing dates; musical inhibitions vanished, playfulness emerged, leading to excessive jams full of improvisation and spontaneous interaction on stage.

​On the third day of this weekend, the travel party drove to one of Germany’s best insider tips: the Red Horn District in Horn-Bad Meinberg. Jörg Thienelt, the “landlord” and founder of this impressive location, originally an old mill, has managed to create a small paradise for touring musicians, due to his decades of experience as a tour manager as well as providing an amazing backline, technical facilities and an artistic vibe. Already during the guided tour through the Red Horn house, the Beat Funktion boys became inspired to hurry and grab their instruments, which set the tone for that evening's truly inspiring live performance.

​This is a compilation of the highlights of this club concert.
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9 months ago
Beat Funktion

Jazz-fun.de meint:
Soul, Funk und Jazz so gespielt, dass wir nicht stillsitzen können. Zeit zum Feiern! Eine perfekte Portion toller Musik nicht nur zum Tanzen.

jazz-fun.de says:
Soul, funk and jazz played in such a way that we can't sit still. Time to party! A perfect portion of great music not only for dancing.

www.jazz-fun.de/beat-funktion-feat-natascha-flamisch-live-at-the-red-horn-district.html
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Jazz-fun.de  meint:
Soul, Funk und Jazz so gespielt, dass wir nicht stillsitzen können. Zeit zum Feiern! Eine perfekte Portion toller Musik nicht nur zum Tanzen.

jazz-fun.de says:
Soul, funk and jazz played in such a way that we cant sit still. Time to party! A perfect portion of great music not only for dancing.

https://www.jazz-fun.de/beat-funktion-feat-natascha-flamisch-live-at-the-red-horn-district.html
9 months ago
Beat Funktion

After the internationally celebrated funk sextet took a break for a few years, Beat Funktion returned with a new studio album and an extensive tour through Sweden, Germany and Austria in 2019. On this tour, the fans could again experience a mixture of new and old songs with rousing rhythms and grooves. At select concerts, the sextet also presented guest musicians. This was also the case at the concerts in Rostock, Lüdenscheid and Horn-Bad Meinberg on the opening weekend of the tour. The Soul-n-Blues Queen Natascha Flamisch from Vienna was one of the featured guests on vocals during this tour, singing tracks from the albums Olympus (2015) and Green Man (2016/17).

Natascha Flamisch and Beat Funktion had their first date at the “Jazztime in Town”-Festival in Ravensburg, Germany, in 2018, and it was clear from the outset that this collaboration would continue. A little more than a year later, during the opening weekend of the Roots Tour 2019, Flamisch and the Beat Funktion boys reconnected down in Germany and developed an insane energy over the ensuing dates; musical inhibitions vanished, playfulness emerged, leading to excessive jams full of improvisation and spontaneous interaction on stage.

On the third day of this weekend, the travel party drove to one of Germany’s best insider tips: the Red Horn District in Horn-Bad Meinberg. Jörg Thienelt, the “landlord” and founder of this impressive location, originally an old mill, has managed to create a small paradise for touring musicians, due to his decades of experience as a tour manager as well as providing an amazing backline, technical facilities and an artistic vibe. Already during the guided tour through the Red Horn house, the Beat Funktion boys became inspired to hurry and grab their instruments, which set the tone for that evening's truly inspiring live performance.

This is a compilation of the highlights of this club concert
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9 months ago
Beat Funktion

Track No. 4 of Beat Funktion's new album "Live at the Red Horn District" will be premiered as a live video today. Make sure to set the reminder on YouTube to get a pop up, when the premier starts.


BEAT FUNKTION feat. NATASCHA FLAMISCH - VIPER LADY : Live at the Red Horn District
Recorded live at the Red Horn District, Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany on September 29 2019.Sound recording: Tobias HeßLights: Bastian FlaigCamera: Red Horn Dist...
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