Introducing sharlitz web: Newest SSKWAN queen conquers her ‘Dark Places’ on stunning debut single
Here at Conscious Electronic, we love all things bass — breakbeat, downtempo, left-field, experimental, dubstep in all its forms, you name it. As the underground bass movement has begun its full ascendancy in the US, we’ve been keeping a finger on the pulse of up-and-coming bass artists the country over. As such, CE’s Rising Bass Spotlight seeks to shine a light onto the rising producers who’re honing their craft, galvanizing their movements, and attuning eyes, ears, heads, and bodies into all things low end.
As the popular saying goes, “it’s always darkest before the dawn.” That’s the mindset that Chicago-raised, Los Angeles-based producer sharlitz web must have adopted in the making of her very first label release. Making her SSKWAN debut with the single “Dark Places,” the experimental track is a haunting excursion through dark sonic territories.
What makes sharlitz web stand out above all else is her skills in sound design and audio manipulation, which allow her to create atmospheres, textures, and ambiances that reflect how she feels sonically. Her sheer honesty, vulnerability, and penchant for emotional depth are what will make the rising bass star shine the brightest in the long term. That’s precisely what “Dark Places” puts on full display: her epistemological understanding that one must confront one’s deepest darkness to circle back into the light.
After the loss of her sister Charlotte, who sharlitz web says was her muse, she feels she can embody Charlotte’s energy, using it as a vessel to channel her own emotions.
“I wrote this song while I felt trapped in an unfamiliar place. It felt like chaos, yet somehow there was peace. The yin of darkness to the yang of light.“
This opened the ethereal gateway to craft a certain level of authenticity in her music in the only way she knows how— by inviting her soul into the sort of spiritual sixth sense to be able to communicate with her sister in other realms.
“I was invited into a realm where I was thrown upside down and had to find my escape.”
– sharlitz web
“Dark Places” is not just a powerful preview of what sharlitz web is capable of offering on Liquid Stranger’s esteemed imprints. It is also her way of weaving listeners (and thereby instant fans) into her silky, subversive web. In the process, she is able to strip herself down to level of vulnerability that only a true artist can tap into. That’s why CE has our eye on sharlitz web as a Rising Bass Spotlight artist who won’t soon be forgotten.
Stream “Dark Places,” out now on SSKWAN, below.
Sharlitz Web – Dark Places
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