Been sifting through tracks lately when I’m on my downtime. Sometimes I just sit on my arse at the end of the day and let the music blast while I contemplate on the complex layers of sound being thrown at me. I am usually sitting and reminiscing about Low End Theory when beats like these get put on
These beats… have a tangible feeling that accompanies them, I’m sure other LET regulars / ex regulars could agree with that.
A familiar feeling came to me every night I spent there, in 2010 I’d take the 101 back to Silver Lake after the shows and feel rediscovered driving home on those semi empty streets at 2ish in the AM. Feeling a bit dazed and readjusted in my dome.
The bar is always being set, and reset, and then swallowed whole by a beast only to be swallowed alive by another much larger beast. The layers of sound just become more and more complex. The healthy competition between artists creates different styles that breed different styles. Your independent artist is the lifeblood of what keeps music gold these days. Then you have your heavy hitters… Your mystery guests who the LA beat music faithful are attuned to.
This is an old track but I just heard it tonight, literally there is just too much to this material and you will never be able to cover it’s broad spectrum unless you literally dedicate your life to it.
Keep your ears open .
The Pirlo, Mascherano and Makelele: An insight into the role of the Number 6
By Ogo Sylla
The holding midfielder, or defensive midfielder, or number 6 as we can also call it, is a thankless task that often gets overlooked in today’s football of marauding fullbacks, twinkle-toed playmakers and dead-eye strikers. However what is most underappreciated about the number 6 (as we will refer to it from henceforth) are its complexities that most fail to recognize. In fact, the failure to do so can be key to why some sides may struggle to find the right balance. Indeed, the defensive number 6 sits – on a tactical sense – at the heart of the game and at the center of the pitch where everything goes through him. It is for this reason that it is important to recognize the many intricacies of that position and its numerous roles in order to better appreciate it.
It is important difference – albeit just a seemingly semantic one – between a holding midfielder and defensive midfielder. But these are just types of the number 6, which can be broken down in three different roles: the destroyer, the deep-lying playmaker (regista), and the volante. The destroyer is exclusively a defensive midfielder, while the regista is a holding midfielder. The volante, however, has the particularity of belonging to both types of the number 6. Being such a special case, we will touch on the role of the volante last.