When Don Diablo took on the daunting task of remixing one of the most inescapable rock songs of the 21st century, the thought of an official release didn't even cross his mind.
There are a litany of hoops to jump through when working with a song as iconic as The Killers' "Mr. Brightside." Licensing issues, band approvals, and convoluted clearance obstacles are just three of the headaches associated with the initiative. When he first produced his dazzling version of the generational anthem, which officially hit streaming platforms on August 20th, Diablo clearly had those hurdles in mind, saying that it was exclusively for his DJ sets. After teasing it in many of his live shows, the future house kingpin ended up receiving an overwhelming amount of feedback on his edit, so he reached out to The Killers.