Zilla Rocca’s Fade to Blonde: A Summer Mix

If I procrastinate posting about Zilla Rocca’s new Fade to Blonde: A Summer Mix the way I have the 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers’ excellent Broken Clocks EP – and I have a draft that I started in March … sorry, Zilla and Douglas – then summer will be over and, well, what would be the point?

The past few strangely mild June days notwithstanding, summer in Phoenix is nothing like summer in other parts of the country, like in the Midwest and East, where memories of snow melt with the arrival of sunshine and shorts season. In Phoenix, we just melt. Oh, we brag in the winter, reveling in our perfect 70-degree days, getting a hearty chuckle at these news reports of “blizzards” and “snow flurries” in colder climes. Then summer comes, and nobody goes outside until October. Do you know what 95 degrees feels like at 10 p.m.? It feels like two cold showers a day, that’s for sure. Our poor bulldog, Oliver, even knows to stay close to a fan.

So there’s hardly a better way to beat the heat than with a cool mix and a cooler drink, and Zilla is offering both. Fade to Blonde draws from a wide range of artists (Caribou blended into Aaliyah … why not?), a soundtrack that sits well with Zilla’s favorite summer drink – 7-Up and vodka (step-by-step mixing directions included … for the drink, not the music).

Download and/or stream below:

Fade to Blonde: A Summer Mix by 5oclockshadowboxers

Tracklisting for Fade to Blonde:
1. The Theme – Tracey Lee
2. Live Alone – Franz Ferdinand
3. Brew Barrymore – Diplo
4. Drop – The Pharcyde
5. Little Green Bag – George Baker Selection
6. Clap Hands – Beck
7. Nobody Beats the Biz – Biz Markie
8. Intervales Theme – Javelin
9. The Sun – Ghostface f/ Raekwon, Slick Rick, the RZA
10. Massage Situation – Flying Lotus
11. Yusef – Caribou
12. Try Again – Aaliyah
13. Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
14. Int’l Players Anthem – UGK f/ Outkast
15. One Track Mind – Mayer Hawthorne
16. Pretty Young Thing (Demo) (U-Tern Edit) – Michael Jackson
17. Bang a Gong – T.Rex
18. Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
19. So Ghetto – Jay-Z
20. How High Remix – Method Man & Redman
21. Steady as She Goes (Acoustic version) – The Raconteurs
22. Naughty Girl (DJ Topsin Remix) – Beyonce
23. Throw Some D’s – Rich Boy f/ Polow Da Don
24. Danke Shoen – Wayne Newton

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