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Richard Spaven | 'Spin'

  • Published on Oct 18, 2018 veröffentlicht
  • Vic Firth Artist Richard Spaven performs 'Spin' from his album 'Real Time'
    'Spin' written by Richard Spaven, Jordan Rakei, and Stuart McCallum
    Bandcamp - richardspaven.bandcamp.com
    Spotify - open.spotify.com/track/1pg0kv...
    Richard Spaven - Drums
    Stuart McCallum - Guitars
    Robin Mullarkey - Bass
    Oli Rockberger - Keys
    Jordan Rakei - Vocals
    Frederic Robinson - Production
    Mixed by Patrick Phillips
    Video - Barbara Klein
    Artwork - Mitchy Bwoy
    Recording Engineer (video session) - Fabian Knof
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Comments • 211

  • Matt McGuire
    Matt McGuire 4 years ago +47

    Absolutely crushed it to pieces!

  • Mr. M
    Mr. M 2 years ago +18

    Whether Spaven featuring Rakei or vice versa, one thing's for sure - the combination of those two is pure magic every damn time.

  • Samuel Maney
    Samuel Maney 4 years ago +94

    those hits with snare, surprise me every time

  • Mad Pistol
    Mad Pistol 3 years ago +32

    Richard Spaven + Jordan Rakei = Pure Nirvana.
    The groove on this song is something else.

  • FlanagansRage
    FlanagansRage 3 years ago +27

    Not usually a fan of dark dry cymbals but in this setting its perfect

  • Kuba Dlugoborski
    Kuba Dlugoborski 4 years ago +76

    I'm crying... Richard your drumming is something special.

  • Gastón Corti
    Gastón Corti 3 years ago +3

    Grandisima originalidad y musicalidad de este baterista .

  • Pratyashi
    Pratyashi 3 years ago +11

    It's so beautiful that it kind of makes me cry, laugh, dance, wander all at the same time... Massive Respect!! 🙏

  • Joshua Hughes
    Joshua Hughes 4 years ago +19

    Spaven reminds me of my created character on "Skate".
    Easily in my top 5 fav. drummers. I can listen to him all day.

  • Marlon
    Marlon 2 years ago +5

    Spaven, you sir, are on a different level. Such a beast. IMO, no one has the subtly, elegance, precision, and groove that play so well together like you do. Thanks for putting out such great music!

  • halt.
    halt. 4 years ago +27

    My goodness, this is on another level. Best Spaven track since 'The Self', hands down!

  • Jorge Paredes Aponte
    Jorge Paredes Aponte 3 years ago +3

    That mixing is glorious!
    Richard is awesome!

  • CrazyGuyOnDrums
    CrazyGuyOnDrums 4 years ago +15

    The scene + the music + the performance = a piece of Art

  • Mike Snow
    Mike Snow Year ago

    I need MORE music like this. I dig the post jazz instrumental stuff mostly, but these vocals were super nice. Limousine, King Capisce and Matthew Shipp are all in a playlist together, now with this. What else should I hit up?

  • dekal boy
    dekal boy 3 years ago +5

    What is the most amazing in this groove is the placement of the kick drum . Quite hard to reproduce actually

    • Oliver Marsden
      Oliver Marsden 11 months ago

      I just tried and couldn’t so ur right 😂😂 great groove

  • Ryan Good
    Ryan Good 3 years ago +3

    Bravo Spotify for sending this track across my consciousness - wonderfully rhythmic and enveloping, melodic and dreamy. And of course the performance on the kit is tight!

  • Jan Hesmert
    Jan Hesmert 4 years ago +6

    Just in case someone else was wondering about the time signature/where the "1" is etc (like I was), here's my take on it: Tempo = 160, so the HH figure is in 16ths (if you feel it in 80, which is more natural (i guess), the HH figure is in 32nds obviously). Anyway, the song is MOSTLY in 4/4 except a few bars of 3/4 and 5/4 or (according to your taste) pushes of 1 beat to the left/to the right. Around 1:13, there's one bar of 3/4 leading into a new "1" on the crash hit, at 1:37 there's one bar of 5/4 (he's landing on the "3" of that bar with the break, the next crash is the new "1"). The same thing happens again around 2:24, one bar of 3/4 leading into the new "1" one the crash hit. Then at 2:38 there's the same break as before on "3", only this time it's in a bar of 4/4 (not 5/4 as before). The rest of the tune stays in 4/4. Clues for hearing the "1": use headphones and listen for the guitar chords on the right. Those are on "1". Another thing he does frequently is playing the bass drum on "4" and the "d" of 4, anticipating a bass drum hit on "1" which never follows. The main pattern (at least in the beginning) is centered around a two bar phrase (again, feeling the pulse at 160bpm) with the main snare hit on the "2" of the second bar and the bass drum on "4" and the "d" of 4 as I said before. Hope this helps!

    • David Dockery
      David Dockery 4 years ago +1

      It's all in 4/4, some of the fills just have odd subdivisions but the count is the same

    • Isak R
      Isak R 4 years ago

      Ive notated the beat.

    • Mago
      Mago 4 years ago +1

      The stick pattern is rlR
      Then, the snare falls on the 3 of the second bar.

    • Jacques Akita
      Jacques Akita 4 years ago +8

      Jan Hesmert he said at the uk drum show that it’s much more simple then that, the HH accents in the patterns come on off beats in the bar, and the one is on on of the beats before hand and it stays there as it’s all in 4, he just messes around with his placements

  • Eleutherarch
    Eleutherarch 4 years ago +39

    Once again, I have to thank Richard Spaven for keeping me grounded. From my darkened apartment in a shitty town, thanks Rich.

    • Eleutherarch
      Eleutherarch 10 months ago

      @Guus Verschuuren I am doing ok. There is a lot of uncertainty in the offing, but I do not think it is a bad thing. I think it will catalyse worthwhile changes, though I will have to make some difficult decisions. But almost all of us face adversity in many ways - I'm sure you have your fair share of problems too.
      I hope this message finds you well. Thanks for checking in. Take care of yourself my friend.

    • Guus Verschuuren
      Guus Verschuuren 10 months ago

      @Eleutherarch this was very sweet to read. 3 years later, i’m wondering how both of you are doing? Beautiful how music once again connects

    • Eleutherarch
      Eleutherarch 4 years ago +9

      @Tommy Light We have some overlapping experiences, that much is certain. You are most definitely not alone. There is not much that I can tell you to make it easier. I'd just be handing out platitudes.
      You are doing the right things. You will not be trapped forever and nor will I, providing we play our cards correctly. In the meantime, isolation can be a blessing providing your mind is healthy. But with other mental dispositions, it can provide fertile soil for oppressive weeds to grow and choke you. Remain alert.
      Expressing solidarity with a stranger can be life-changing for them and cathartic for yourself. That is a trait to nurture. I'm glad you wrote me back. And although we do not know one another, remember that I hope the very best for you. It'll be fine. It will.

    • Tommy Light
      Tommy Light 4 years ago +9

      I think I can relate to how you feel. At the same time this grounds me it inspires me and gives me hope in a way, for the future. Currently in my early 20s with no job, no girlfriend, living with parents, and going to community college in order to get a decent job and get the hell out of where I'm at. In a very small town isolated from everyone except for my toxic immediate family.
      I don't know why I'm saying all this. But it just feels like I'm not alone in this situation, that there are definitely others struggling mentally because they are stuck in a situation that they can't control, and are fighting for an escape.

  • Andrew Beaton
    Andrew Beaton 2 years ago +3

    Probably one of my favorite tracks in the last 2 years

  • Lucia Santisteban

    Just saw him live. Legend

  • Sinclaire Wade
    Sinclaire Wade 4 years ago +13

    This is so beautiful and calming.

  • Vladislav Shpiro
    Vladislav Shpiro 4 years ago +2

    This is so beautiful, beyond expression in words. I wish could pour the tender palette of emotions this track got me through... I guess I have to check out the album now. Amazing performance, thank you 🙏

  • Dark Mark
    Dark Mark 2 years ago +54

    "How dry do you want your cymbals?"

    • FluffyKing
      FluffyKing 2 years ago

      I come back and look at this comment. Just makes me laugh 😂

    • Peter Vred
      Peter Vred 2 years ago +1

      Just that dry.

  • Luke Walsh
    Luke Walsh 3 years ago +2

    Haven't heard a song that gets me back on the kit quite like this one 🙏

  • AtomicAnachronism
    AtomicAnachronism 2 years ago

    This is excellent. It's hard to believe that it's mostly drums and vocals.

  • Andrew Marsh
    Andrew Marsh 4 years ago +9

    That was 🔥 from 0:00-4:39 period.

  • MBr
    MBr 3 years ago +2

    First Drumming Video where I immediately wanna buy all cymbals! And I don't even play drums regularly... Extremely tasty, Richard did it again!

  • Henry Griggs
    Henry Griggs 4 years ago +54

    such a nasty groove, his subtlety is unmatched

    • Pratyashi
      Pratyashi 3 years ago +3

      @Burning-Geordie When something's too good, Nasty changes its meaning to something super positive!! No kiddin

    • Daz Is Splendid
      Daz Is Splendid 4 years ago +2

      Positively puerile...

    • Christopher Ashley
      Christopher Ashley 4 years ago +7

      Filthy, disgusting, nasty, and gorgeous.

    • Cameron Bass
      Cameron Bass 4 years ago +5

      @Burning-Geordie Disgusting, perhaps.

    • Burning-Geordie
      Burning-Geordie 4 years ago

      it's anything but 'nasty' dude. Gorgeous. maybe?

  • Frozd
    Frozd 4 years ago +15

    Amazing Track and drumming .

  • César Sanvido
    César Sanvido 3 months ago

    Richard Spaven, the Best drummer in the whole world. 😀

  • lucia music
    lucia music 4 years ago +1

    beautiful track, this is a new wave of music

  • Bryan Ohlsen
    Bryan Ohlsen 2 years ago +5

    The perfection of taste and badassery.

  • J. Rodz
    J. Rodz 2 years ago

    The drum maybe old but those new beats are priceless !!... I take me high hat off to the drummer.

  • jeffevansmusic
    jeffevansmusic Year ago

    I saw this band live in London doing this (end 2019) and it was just amazing.

  • benniez14
    benniez14 3 years ago

    One of a kind groove

  • hippoo25
    hippoo25 4 years ago

    Everybody knows that Richard is a drummer with the style of his own, right? Yet everytime I come acoss a new vid of his, it'll always be so refreshing and inspiring!
    HOW THE HELL DOES HE DO THAT??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pretty Green Eyes
    Pretty Green Eyes 4 years ago

    I am a die hard R&B fan, this song is so calming and chilled. I think I have found a new artist. Thank you to my neighbor for putting me on this song and this artist

  • Alvaro Trillo
    Alvaro Trillo 3 years ago

    Every time I see you or I hear you play, you touch my heart

  • Drummer Korey
    Drummer Korey 2 years ago +1

    I seriously have this song in my head for days straight, good thing it's absolutely fucking fantastic

  • Vittolo Gomez
    Vittolo Gomez 2 years ago

    Excelente recomendado mostrisimo el tema.. brutalisimo el groove...

  • DMG Soul'togetherness

    Great album

  • Crazy 8s Drums
    Crazy 8s Drums 4 years ago

    Outstanding drumming! I like the sounds of those cymbals too.

  • The Avenger
    The Avenger 3 years ago


  • Filipe Neves
    Filipe Neves 4 years ago

    Always so nice to hear from you, mr. Spaven 💙

  • Dvd Trt
    Dvd Trt 3 years ago

    Thanks Meinl for delivering very good audio quality all the time

  • Scott C
    Scott C 7 months ago

    Straight mesmerizing.

  • DiHiHat
    DiHiHat 4 years ago

    Очень качественная работа

  • Mikkel Langballe
    Mikkel Langballe Year ago

    Awesome! Great feel! What snare is he using?

  • Hodirley Gomes
    Hodirley Gomes 4 years ago

    Som do caralho, very good.

  • Garrett Newman
    Garrett Newman 3 years ago

    This is so awesome man

  • Kristian Jelev
    Kristian Jelev 4 years ago

    It’s just sick! Love it!

  • M. Schlagwerkzeug
    M. Schlagwerkzeug 4 years ago

    Incredible how hard-edged and restless tranquility can be - thanks to drums only

  • Roland edrummer
    Roland edrummer 2 years ago

    That snare is nice.

  • el negros
    el negros Year ago

    AMAZING !!!!!

  • Minas Vasilakis
    Minas Vasilakis 4 years ago

    Brilliant in every aspect! Congrats!

  • Pdrum Pdrum
    Pdrum Pdrum 3 years ago +8

    Clean and understated.

  • StamTsol Drums
    StamTsol Drums 4 years ago

    Super solid and perfection from any optical position!!

  • niloben
    niloben 3 years ago +2

    What a player

  • Michael Jayification
    Michael Jayification 4 years ago +8

    Well, dry cymbals are a testament to being raw, and not overpowering vocals. You can do whatever you want, hit as hard as you want, but it keeps the drummer in check, which really gives him focus to play out the beat.

    • justin barr
      justin barr 3 years ago

      Michael Jayification - Very well put, I agree!

  • Air Mike
    Air Mike 4 years ago

    freakin' love those cymbals!!!!

  • Tristan Murray
    Tristan Murray 4 years ago

    Another level Rich. I WILL see you live one day!

  • Karan Ponnuthurai
    Karan Ponnuthurai 4 years ago +1

    Amazing tune.

  • Steffentrommelt
    Steffentrommelt 4 years ago

    I love his sound

  • OnkelBraach
    OnkelBraach 4 years ago

    amazing, as always!

  • Glitch Computer
    Glitch Computer 4 years ago

    its so beautiful. so musical....

  • D Mac
    D Mac 4 years ago

    This is fantastic.

  • Zak_D_Owen
    Zak_D_Owen 4 years ago +1

    O.M.G... i watched Richard perform this at The UK Drum Show in Manchester this year

  • Fabio Cáceres.
    Fabio Cáceres. 4 years ago

    This is too beautiful

  • Gus Crawford
    Gus Crawford 5 months ago +1

    ❤ 16” bass drums

  • L Prescott
    L Prescott 2 years ago

    Mannnn!!!! I can't get off of this viideo!!!!!!!!!!! Tough is the word!!!!! 96 more times to go!!!! Outastanding!!!!!!

  • 920connor
    920connor 4 years ago

    man.. this is the vibe

  • Richard Sandström
    Richard Sandström 4 years ago


  • FluffyKing
    FluffyKing 2 years ago +5

    I'm upset that it's taken so long for me to find out about this guy 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️. Wow!

  • Oren Gilad
    Oren Gilad 4 years ago

    Great stuff!

  • thevinylist
    thevinylist 4 years ago


  • alan smith
    alan smith 4 years ago +12

    Very sharp. What snare is that?

    • Auxiliary Band
      Auxiliary Band 4 years ago +2

      alan smith it’s a Yamaha absolute hybrid maple 14x6.5

  • Sasaki
    Sasaki 4 years ago

    I fucking love this. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🤟🏽absolutely nasty🤮
    So inspiring and beautiful!

  • Mikha Angelo
    Mikha Angelo 4 years ago

    This is crazy. amazing

  • Gergster
    Gergster Month ago

    What an amazing f-ing drummer!!

  • Aaron
    Aaron 4 years ago

    how can you unlike this? silky

  • Кирилл Селезенев

    Russian musicians community is thriled by this performance! We would be happy to sing and play along, but there's no lyrics. (( Does abybody have it?

  • Vic Sand
    Vic Sand 4 years ago

    Incredible drumming! (I still don't know where is the 1...)

  • Carlos Algarin Jimenez

    Man that intro... woah

  • mytearsarefullofeyes
    mytearsarefullofeyes 4 years ago

    cant wait for this album to drop...

  • Jevon Wason
    Jevon Wason 4 years ago

    Golden as always

  • Taylor Douglas
    Taylor Douglas Year ago

    Makes it look so easy!

  • Terra Tremuit
    Terra Tremuit 4 years ago

    Man this shreds

  • Joe Lackey
    Joe Lackey 4 years ago

    There’s something lovely about those cymbals.

  • Calvin Watson
    Calvin Watson 2 years ago

    Way tight!!!!!

  • Alen Žeravica
    Alen Žeravica 4 years ago


  • Sam Ayres
    Sam Ayres 4 years ago +1


  • Yaboroqé
    Yaboroqé 4 years ago

    That Impressive playing! 👉🏼Awesome drumsound with those rude cymbalsounds 👉🏼perfect footage and lighting.
    Great band performing a special song.

  • ArthurDrums
    ArthurDrums 4 years ago +1

    I applauded at the end of this video.

  • Eddangus Laraem
    Eddangus Laraem 4 years ago

    good stuff!

  • mission control
    mission control 4 years ago

    In awe.

  • иван баринов

    ooh Man! Perfectance somewhere here! Bless You!

  • MARZ
    MARZ 4 years ago

    This some good chit

  • Tristan Murray
    Tristan Murray 4 years ago +3

    14 people are like “Where all the crazy chops and fills?!?”

  • Markus Andrejic
    Markus Andrejic Year ago

    I enjoy this way more than Zildjian live. They try to sound and look like Snarky Puppy when all you need is an close-up with the drummer.

  • bush mohd
    bush mohd 4 years ago

    🔥 🔥🔥🔥🥁🔥🔥🔥🔥