The 36-year-old musician has revealed the original version of the track was a slow, reggae version which was rejected by the superstars before Swedish singer MØ was recruited to provide vocals, which he described as a ''blessing in disguise''.
He said: ''[MØ] sounds better than anybody was going to sound on that record.
''All we want to do is make the records feel like classics, even though they're feeling progressive and strange to a normal ear.''
The DJ said the success of the track, as well as his other hits including 'Where Are Ü Now' which he made with Skrillex as Jack Ü, is down to the fact he is always trying to make ''crazy'' music which will ''surprise'' people.
He said: ''The only motivation is how crazy can we get, how far can we get as a producer, how unique can we make it sound.
''When we think about big records, a lot of producers are thinking of how to make it as standard as possible. I think those days are gone. I think you have to surprise the audience in 2015.''
He told TIME Magazine: ''She's also an international act - she tours all through Europe, she goes to Africa, she goes to Asia - and when she performs live, she wants to keep it uptempo.
''We're giving her records that feel good. She's beautiful, she can sing really well, she can dance and she lives right by my studio in Burbank, so it's not hard to track her down. I really want to do more with her - I really believe in her as an artist.''
Since returning to his musical ventures in 2013, the former Reuben vocalist has become a valuable member of the British alt-rock scene.
Listen to Little Suspicions' debut single 'Wasting All My Time'.
Machine Gun Kelly strays into the pop-punk culture of the mid-2000s with the video for his track 'Forget Me Too' featuring Halsey and Blink-182's...
We're not really sure what we were expecting from Filipino-British singer-songwriter Beabadoobee's debut studio album Fake It Flowers, but it...
In what is probably one of the greatest internet diss tracks of all time, Larray Merritt takes aim at all the YouTube and TikTok stars who have been...
It's impossible not to feel for Justin Bieber after watching the video for his latest single 'Lonely' performed with producer Benny Blanco.
For what is possibly the best queer anthem of the year, King Princess unveils a brand new video starring an AI version of herself.
'Electric Ladyland' was released on this day (October 16th) in 1968.