Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is a project started by two professional men of music and leisure from Detroit, MI (Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott). Embracing many fringe musical styles while still maintaining an emphasis on quality songwriting, Epstein and Zott built from the ground up, recording in a basement without the benefit of expensive microphones or big-name producers. At the same time, they worked from the top down using drum machines and samplers - keeping the music danceable, interesting, and unique while not distracting. A harmonious collision, one might say.
On their debut release, Horse Power EP, one finds a quasi-psych mix of folk, hip-hop inspired drum programming, and effervescent pop within which Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. machines a series of chicanes, straightaways, washboards, and u-turns that when assembled make for quite the interesting ride. The music is easy to become infatuated with, as if they hooked directly into your pleasure receptors and refused to relent and also possessing an amount of depth that makes you want to become a loyal partner.