Crooked Colours Frontman ZOLLY Goes Deep With New Single 'On A Low'
7 Aug 2020
“ZOLLY is an outlet for ideas I've been sitting on since the start of my career. It'll be genre fluid, with the focus being on enjoying and sharing the musical experience.” - ZOLLY
Usually touring the globe as frontman of Australian group Crooked Colours, Philip Slabber flexes his electronic muscles with his solo, club-focused project ZOLLY. A sonic infusion of low-slung and moody production, ZOLLY’s follow up single, ‘On A Low’ is guaranteed get you on a high.
Culminated by a driving force to populate dancefloors, ZOLLY bends the boundaries of genre, alongside the re-imagined vocals reminiscent of his debut track ‘Ballin’. "I was in the mindset of making a straight up, dancefloor twister. I think I got pretty close. Also, it's just a lyric, don't put ketamine in your soda," explains ZOLLY.
ZOLLY has been brewing as a long-time passion project outside of Crooked Colours, “The ZOLLY project is a means for me to create, collaborate, and express myself apart from the Crooked Colours space and allow me an outlet for ideas I’ve been sitting on since the start of my career. It’s genre fluid, with the focus being on enjoying and sharing the musical experience,” shares ZOLLY.
Previously lending his sultry vocals to Benson’s single ‘Hold Out’ alongside Touch Sensitive, as well as Cassian’s track ‘Magical’, which was released via RUFUS DU SOL’s own record label Rose Avenue, ZOLLY is determined to create his own identity with the release of his debut solo EP set for release later this year via etcetc.
Raised in Africa, educated in Australia and currently residing in Los Angeles, ZOLLY’s sound palette is a reflection of many influences. As a frontman he’s played to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe with appearances at heavyweight festivals including Bonnaroo, Firefly, Electric Forest, Splendour In The Grass, Life Is Beautiful, and CRSSD. ZOLLY is a seasoned musician and performer with a cult following as part of Crooked Colours and earlier this year wrapped a huge North American headline tour with RUFUS DU SOL, Louis The Child, Jai Wolf, Big Wild, and Bob Moses.
But the time is now for ZOLLY. In his own words, “Kom ons geniet n' bietjie musiek”.
Praise for ZOLLY:
“There's mystery and drive to it and the Crooked Colours lead dude has leant more towards a Running Touch aesthetic on this dark beast.” – Declan Byrne, triple j Unearthed
“Been smashing this on our show. Sounds great!” – The Aston Shuffle
“We all be ballin on repeat after this one. Something about it feels a little loose and free and perfect for those late nights where things start becoming a little...delirious. Huge vibe.” – Claire Mooney, triple j
"Confident. Beats. To. Get. Silly. With. YEEE.” – Elsa Silberstein, triple j
“Loving this wiggly workout from Zolly. It's like we get a window into his brain at 2AM when he's coming up with cooked heavers like this!” – Dave Ruby Howe, triple j Unearthed
“Rubber band ballin the way this elastic production snaps back and forth. A really nice, colourful house record.” – Tommy Faith, triple j Unearthed