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Internationally acclaimed funk sextet Beat Funktion is back on the scene with their seventh full-length outing, Roots. After numerous mammoth-sized productions involving vocal guest stars as well as choirs and string orchestras, their new album gets rid of any excess luggage and is in essence a return to their roots as an instrumental six-piece jazz-funk group, capturing the band playing live inside the studio. Known for their inimitable ability to conjure up sparkling jazz improvisation on top of irresistible, punchy dance-floor beats and bass riffs, which is on ample display here, they also present a few surprises, sidetracking into probing psychedelia, latin-flavoured rhumbas and sambas and exquisite pop balladry. Yet another collab with engineer Mats Björke to get that warm, trademark BF sound, Roots serves up Lantz' fine penmanship on all nine tracks. Being a type of re-awakening, the album is the group's first release on vinyl, made available as a limited luxury edition 180g double LP gatefold of 300 copies worldwide. All lovers of Beat Funktion and funky music, make sure you snatch a vinyl copy before it goes out of print!

Karl Olandersson, trumpet

Olle Thunström, tenor sax

Johan Öijen, electric guitar

Daniel Lantz, keyboards

Pal Johnson, electric bass

Jon Eriksson, drums

Ola Bothzén, percussion

Music written and arranged by Daniel Lantz. Recorded on August 18-19 2018 at Valley Sound Studios, Borlänge, by Mats Björke. Mixed by Daniel Lantz. Mastered by Tobias Carlsson. Cover art by Felicia Iversen. Produced by Daniel Lantz. Executive production by Biim Frischenfeldt.

Official release date: November 29 2019.



1. Roots

2. Big Chang

3. Lord Summerisle

4. Meanderthal

5. In The Headlights

6. Hacienda

7. Keso's Breakfast

8. Pugnose

9. Leave Me


Total time: 50 mins. approx.


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