"'They did this as an ode to the Dr. Dre-era sound that he doesn't even do anymore... I miss that sh*t, too," says Quik, who slid into the Death Row [Records] family during its wildest years," Songs from Scratch columnist Frances Capell wrote in her recent DJ Quik-centric profile; Yours Truly and adidas Originals recently recruited iconic West Coast Hip-Hop producer to hand-craft a G-Funk-indebted remix of Austin-bred Indie Rockers Spoon's third and final They Want My Soul (2014) single, "Inside Out." "The vocals are great, and that's it. It's like the song's done, and I just get to draw another picture of music around it," DJ Quik then continues, speaking of Spoon frontman Britt Daniel, whom he seemingly worked closely with while re-recording "Inside Out" in his Burbank-based Little Big Room recording studio. Quik even went as far as to hand-selected three sharp-tongued West Coast rappers: "Death Row veteran Kurupt, HBK Gang's lovable leader IAMSU! and Compton's rising new talent, Boogie" to tack on three newly-penned appended verses.
Yours Truly filmed a short making-of style mini-documentary during the January recording sessions for DJ Quik's "Inside Out" Remix, in which Britt Daniel brazenly lamented: "Of all the songs on the record, this was the one that had the sorta Hip-Hoppy [vibe]... but it was just a piano ballad kinda song. But I wanted to make it more interesting than that, so we were just like, "we've been listening to this Dr. Dre record  over and over and over again. So, well, why don't we just do it in this style?" DJ Quik willingly self-describes his re-imagined version of "Inside Out" as "heavy, a little more dicey, sibilant, punchier, and swirlier," as well as vaguely Pink Floyd-esque; although he really doesn't astray too far off from Spoon's stuttery string-laden original, to which he only ended up adding nearly 30 seconds onto its overall run time. "Inside Out" is just the latest in a long line of Songs from Scratch-indebted originals alongside past contributing singer-producer pairings Jeremih x Shlohmo, Chance The Rapper x Nosaj Thing, Danny Brown x ARAABMUZIK, Jacque Greene x Tinashe, and TĀLĀ x How to Dress Well.