Phone: +48 608 451 181
Phone: +48 606 108 931
Phone: +48 691 941 725
BEATIT SP. Z O. O.
UL. KOŚCIAŃSKA 41
WHO STANDS BEHIND BEATIT?
Imagine two guys who have been playing drums for twenty odd years, both of them active musicians on the Polish rock scene with a number of albums, tours, awards or nominations along the way. Both of them have played in a number of line-ups performing various genres of popular music from metal and many diferent variations of rock, all the way through to pop, funk, hip-hop, even elements of jazz at times (ok, the latter perhaps not that often). Are you imagining that? Ok, now imagine that these guys have not yet had it with the drums to the point that they come up with an idea to join forces and create a website (or more like a platform) with which to bring together freaks just like them. Drum freaks, that is.
If you systematically hear voices in your head that tell you to keep wondering how a given drummer has produced his or her sound, what instrument they use, how they keep it in good condition, what kind of tuning methods, heads, cymbals, sticks, mics they apply, how they prepare for a studio session or a tour, maybe even what their rehearsal space looks like – then you are exactly the same as us. And there are many, many more… You can feel free to cancel the next appointment with your shrink and start visiting us from now on. Take our love and passion for drums, combine it with the obvious fact that there are thousands and thousands of those who share this passion and what you have is a great chance of creating a place where both young learners of the craft and their older and more advanced colleagues could broaden their knowledge of their fav subject, which is also one we can talk about for days on end. Welcome to BeatIt – the place where absolutely everybody is obsessed with drums…
THE BEATIT TEAM
Maciej “Blindman” Głuchowski (born 1971)
Sound engineer, producer, drum teacher, educator, drum clinic organizer, and drummer with 30 years of experience.
Currently working with the band LVTR (alternative/grunge) and Candida (alternative/grunge/metal). Former drummer with FunkMasterPunk (funk), DonGURALesko (popular hip hop artist), Dump (rock/trance), Sweet Noise (metal/core), Armia (legendary punk outfit) and Acid Drinkers (most popular and best-selling metal act in Poland).
Within the BEATIT Team, he is Head of Marketing, but also performs the duties of Film Editor, Senior Cameraman, Sound Editor and Archive Keeper. Makes good coffee, too. It was once his ambition is to be ‘Chairman’, but not any more. In his free time… What free time???
Iwona Ustasiak (born 1976)
Madam Chairperson and CFO at BEAT IT. She also deals with bringing the other Team members low as they only think about the drums all the time.
As a former employee of a drum shop, she is THE drum gear expert at BEAT IT. As such, she has greater knowledge of drum head types, sticks, accessories, etc. than the drummer members of the Team.
Marcin “Viking” Leitgeber (born 1972)
Translator, interpreter, language teacher, lyricist. Drummer with Titus’ Tommy Gunn, an award-nominated solo project by Titus (singer, bass player with the legendary Acid Drinkers – most popular and best-selling act in Polish metal) and Heavyweight (alternative/grunge/metal).
Holds the position of ‘Editor-In-Chief’ on the BeatIt Team and is reponsible for interviewing musicians. Has recently been appointed ‘Assistant to Senior Cameraman’. His ambition is one day to become ‘Junior Film Editor’.
As any Viking, in his free time, he is interested in plundering and burning villages, raping the wenches, taking the children in captivity, as well as wasting the men. Run to the hills, good people!
Mateusz Paprota (born 1995)
Video maker, photographer. Studied at the 1st and 2nd Degree Music School in Poznań, Poland, as well as the Ignacy Jan Padarewski Music Academy in Poznań, Poland. As a drummer, he is a member of such acts as Brass Band Oborniki, CoOperate Orchestra and The Butterfly Trajectory. Has performed live and in studio with: The Rising Storm, The Poznań Musical Theatre Orchestra, the Gorzów Philharmonic, the Płock Philharmonic, the Zielona Góra Philharmonic, Schuman Youth Orchestra, Sinfonietta Polonia, the Teatr z Głową W Chmurach theatre, The Crafters, NaliaH.
On the BEATIT Team, he is responsible for the news room and photographs. He does not make coffee yet, but he IS ambitious, focused and driven…
Janek (born around 2016)
Graduate of the Animal Shelter in Łowicz, Poland. He will go after any man dressed in industrial denim wear and rubber boots (apparently, a ghost of the past – not our doing) and no delicacy is going to help. Other than that, an all-round cool guy.
At BEAT IT, he is Head of Security. He has no mobile or FB account, so must be contacted in person (better not when wearing industrial denim and rubber boots) or through us.