This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, July 12 2019 3:46 PM UTC +00:00.
My name is Daniel Lantz and I am the composer and pianist of Swedish jazz-funk group Beat Funktion. In 2014, we managed to become the first Swedish jazz-funk band in history to top the US and Canadian radio charts, and even got the opportunity to tour in the US. Through six full-length albums, we have been prolific creators of a type of jazzed-up retro-styled dance funk with a clear 1970s stamp, and won an audience spanning several generations. All our albums have been praised internationally by critics and have so far been released on CD and digitally. However, many fans and DJs acquainted with our music, have long screamed for a vinyl release.
Printing vinyl has so far been a very expensive operation, too expensive for us, but we have always listened to the fans. Now, in 2019, when our brand new 7th album "Roots" is getting finished, we have decided it will be the first to not be released on CD, but instead only digitally. However, a 24 bit vinyl master will be created. Even if we cannot afford it, we would like to treat fans to a luxury package, a limited double gatefold LP edition of only 300 copies worldwide, on 180gram vinyl and featuring new essays, liner notes and photos. For this luxury edition to see the light of day, and to time with the global release date of November 2019, we need to raise SEK 35.000:- to cover the priniting costs of this exclusive edition. Any fans of our music now have the possibility to support and own our very first vinyl edition by a number of different pledges. Many people seem to think that Beat Funktion's music should be on vinyl.
The new album will feature beautiful artwork by artist Felicia Iversen and contain wonderful photos by Palli Kristmundsson. The new tracks are:
1. Roots | 2. Big Chang | 3. Lord Summerisle | 4. Meanderthal | 5. In The Headlights
6. Hacienda | 7. Leave Me | 8. Keso's Breakfast | 9. Pugnose
Below the vinyl artwork - IF - we are able to afford it.
Thank you for your support!
Risks and challenges
We need a few backers to finance the limited run of a gatefold double LP 180g vinyl edition. If the goal of SEK 35.000 is not reached, we will release the album as a digital edition only. No CD will be pressed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter