DMRCD 030

BEAT FUNKTION

Olympus

 

Swedish unstoppable six-piece groove machine Beat Funktion is back on the scene with their fifth full-length concept album Olympus, on which they fetch inspiration from Greek mythology, proving their music can be hip even among ancient Gods, princesses, heroes and monsters. With a handful of newly composed music from the pen of Daniel Lantz, the band has pieced together a brand new album with Mats Björke again as co-producer, but this time around featuring guest vocals as a new ingredient: American Damon Elliott, 7 x Grammy award winning rapper and producer associated with global stars such as Beyoncé, Pink and Gwen Stefani; South African soul queen Sani Gamedze, global performer with icons like Bob James and Hugh Masakela; Swedish Rebecca Laakso, vocal pop prodigy and winner of Eurovision Youth Contest 2003. A funky masterpiece worthy of the Gods!

 

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

Featuring:

Damon Elliott, vocals
Sani Gamedze, vocals

Rebecca Laakso, vocals

 

Guest performers:

Charlotte Magnusson, flute
Stina Hellberg Agback, harp
Ola Bothzén, percussion
Ralph Erle, narration
Malin Thurén, violin

Lina Söderholtz Florén, violin

Katarina Bengtson Dennis, viola
Emeli Jeremias, violoncello


Recorded in January-March of 2015 by Mats Björke, Göran Stegborn and Simon Hutchby, mixed by Daniel Lantz and mastered by Tobias Carlsson. Produced by Daniel Lantz and Mats Björke.


Official release date: June 1 2015.

Tracks:

1. Prologue
2. Game Of The Gods
3. King Minos (feat. Damon Elliott)
4. Chimera
5. It's About Time (feat. Sani Gamedze)
6. Waters Of Thessaly
7. Viper Lady
8. Don't Look Back
9. The Hydra

10. Fallen Hero

11. Where's The Sunshine? (feat. Rebecca Laakso)
12. Siren Song
13. Swords And Sandals
14. Epilogue
15. Mount Olympus

 

Total time: 75 mins approx.

 

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