DJ, producer and electronic artist Deadmaus has hit out at Arcade Fire for comments made by frontman Win Butler at Coachella festival.
The Canadian band used their set at the first weekend of the California bash to strike out at the festival itself and the proliferation of electronic acts on the bill.
Butler told the crowd there’s a lot of “fake VIP room bullshit happening at this festival, and sometimes people dream of being there – but it super sucks in there”, and later gave a “shout-out to all the bands still playing actual instruments at this festival”.
The latter comment seems to have rankled Deadmaus. In a series of tweets posted last night (April 24), he wrote: “arcade fire needs to settle down. some dudes devote their lives to instruments, others to electronic composition by cpu, dafuqs yer problem.”
“i dont expect to see daft punk pull a steve vai on stage…i expect to listen to some decent music, n see cool robots. no problem.”
“if i wanna watch real artists perform, id pick the opera before wasting a fucking minute of my life with arcade fire. #do youevenscorebro?”
“but since some EDM is enjoyable to me, ill go watch them fake it, and enjoy it more than you hate the fact that they cant play guitar.”
“inb4 some fucking hipster throws a hackeysack at me.”
arcade fire needs to settle down. some dudes devote their lives to instruments, others to electronic composition by cpu, dafuqs yer problem?
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) April 23, 2014
He then went on to endorse his comments about the opera, adding: “… but seriously, im just sayin… you should get out to the opera if you ever get a chance, the orchestra pit is a cespool of pure skill.”
Ironically, given Deadmaus’ invoking Daft Punk’s name in his screed, Arcade Fire bought out mystery guests dressed as Daft Punk at Coachella’s second weekend (pictured above).