Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Debut New Mixtape feat. Murs, Asher Roth, Slim of 112 and more

By on February 6, 2014
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Fresh off the success of their critically acclaimed 2013 album, The Speed of Things, Detroit duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have released a new mixtape today, entitled Produce, featuring collaborations with Murs, Chuck Inglish, Asher Roth, Slim of the R&B group 112, and more. Early tracks to preview the mixtape have been picked up by the likes of Paste, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, and Complex, among others, already charting in the Hype Machine’s Top 50. Produce is the latest in a series of specially-curated content leading up to their North American tour which kicks off this week, supported by Oxford, UK synth-pop crooner Chad Valley. Download Produce here via DatPiff.

Band member Josh Epstein explains the inspiration behind Produce: “Before Nate Dogg passed away, I was listening to some of his old songs and thinking bout how incredible it is that he was able to sing such absurd lyrics and yet, always sound so cool. I started writing an album for his voice. He passed away a month later, and I was instantly filled with regret. Not because I believed that we would make that album together, but because I wished I’d been able hear more of his voice.  That became the inspiration to start the same project on a smaller scale:  One song for one of our favorite artists, whose voice we wanted to hear more of.  

The song “Rush Into Love” was written specifically for Slim from 112.  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.  He was working on Slim’s new record and played him our music.  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.” 

The duo recently released a colorful new video for the single ‘Run,’ which debuted at Buzzfeed and gained over 100.000 plays on YouTube in just one week. ‘Run’ was deemed one of the “50 Best Songs of 2013” by Paste, who also named the band one of “The 25 Best Live Acts of 2013.” Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. perform ‘Run‘ live at the El Rey Theatre to see what’s in store, and if you missed the band performing their single,If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On the Dancefloor),” watch it on CONAN here, or THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON here!

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Headlining Tour Dates

[*with Chad Valley]

2/7/14    Lansing, Michigan – The Loft
2/8/14    Charlotte, North Carolina – The Fillmore Charlotte
2/13 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop*

2/14 Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre*

2/15 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Center*

2/16 St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House*

2/17 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge*

2/18 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West @ Kings Plow Arts Center*

2/20 Dallas, TX @ Trees*

2/21 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs*

2/22 Austin, TX – Emo’s*
2/24 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad*

2/25 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress*
2/27 San Diego, CA – The Casbah*
2/28 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre*
3/01 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*
3/03 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
3/05 Seattle, WA – Neumos*

3/07 Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room*

3/08 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater*

3/10 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck*

3/12 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe*

3/13 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall*

3/14 Chicago, IL – Metro*

3/15 Columbus, OH – The A&R Music Bar*

3/18 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton*
3/19 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*

3/20 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*

3/21 Washington DC – 9:30 Club*

3/22 Millvale, PEA – Mr. Smalls Theatre*

3/23 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater*

3/24 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*

3/26 New York, NY – Webster Hall*

Produce Tracklisting

1. Intro
2. Old Friend from the Radio (feat. Quelle Chris)
3. Rush Into Love (feat. Slim of 112 & Chuck Inglish)
4. Against the Law (feat. Tunde Olaniran)
5. Perspectives
6. I think it’s gonna rain today
7. Lover Lover Lover (feat. Murs)
8. Higgztape
9. Beach Boys Biggie
10.Jean Jacket Girl
11. Hands Across the Water (feat. SelfSays)
12. War Zone (Absofacto Goldenboyz Remix)
13. Curtain Call (feat. Asher Roth)
14. Crazy For Ya (feat. King Chip & Tunde Olaniran)
15. I Wanna Be Like Scottie
16. If you Didn’t See Me (Goldenboyz Remix)

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