> > > Robert Markiewicz (Ørganek) – “Mississipi w ogniu” Live for BeatIt

On November 3, 2018, Polish indie rockers Ørganek came to the city of Poznań, Poland, to do a live show which theoretically was supposed to promote their latest offering titled “Czarna Madonna” (The Black Madonna). However, the album is such a hit in the band’s native Poland that it needs no promoting anymore. Along with the leader, Tomasz Organek, The Poznań International Fairgrounds also hosted the group’s drummer, Meinl endorsee and Risen Drums user, Robert Markiewicz. Obviously, en.beatit.tv just could not miss out on the opportunity to talk to the man behind the drums with one of the most popular rock outfits in Poland. You have seem Robert’s drum kit (HERE) so now it is time for a second coming, which is the drum cams we have done together.

Today, we present Robert and his band Ørganek in a live rendition of the hit song “Mississipi w ogniu” (Mississipi Burning), taken from their highly popular gold-certified, and critically acclaimed album titled “Czarna Madonna” (The Black Madonna). It worth pointing out what kind of a drum kit Robert uses on the video. It is a mighty-sounding vintage style set of drums from the Risen Drums company accompanied by a set Meinl cymbals.

This is what our guest told us about the drum kit:

I own a brand new Risen Drums kit. I got it two weeks ago. I am a happy owner of this wonderful kit made from Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany plywood. 30°, roundover style bearing edges… The bass drum size is 24”x14” and it has a mighty sound. At home, I also have a 22”x16”, which also sounds great. Here, you see a 13”x9” rack tom plus 16”x16” and 18”x18” floor toms. I also own a 13” x 8” rack tom. Quite large sizes, but this is how I wanted it. The kit played the first gig right after it was unboxed. No having to get used to them, no problems, nothing like that. I’m really impressed with the way these drums sound! I’m also grateful to those people because they did a great job. There’s beautiful Art déco lugs and floor tom leg mounts. Nice!

The musician also didn’t neglect to mention his cymbals:

I play Meinl Cymbals. Today, I have a 20” Meinl Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash, a 22” Mein Byzance Extra Dry Dual Crash-Ride, an 18” Meinl Byzance Extra Dry Dual Crash. I change my cymbals depending on a show. In smaller venues, I prefer thinner and darker cymbals. Here, you see a pair of cracked Meinl Byzance Extra Dry hats, which still sounds excellent!  I should order a new one, but I still haven’t ’cause it sounds really nice.