Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.Â are a duo comprised ofÂ Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein, and although they are actually categorized as an "indie-pop duo" their new mixtape has quite a few rap features. Chuck Inglish, Asher Roth, Slim of 112, Murs and more all make an appearance on Produce Vol. 1.
Josh Epstein of the group had this to say about the tape's inspiration:
The song "Rush Into Love" was written specifically for Slim from 112.Â It was written for his voice. While we were finishing "The Speed Of Things," our mastering engineer--Colin Leonard--read an interview in which we had named Slim a dream collaborator.Â He was working on Slim's new record and played him our music.Â We sent Slim the track and he sent it back a day later with that silky smooth vocal. Later, we asked Chuck Inglish--whom we also admire greatly--if he wanted to do a verse and sent the track to him, and the whole song just felt right. We're grateful for having had the opportunity to work with such incredible artists, and are excited to share this mixtape."Â