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Deadmau5 Calls Out Arcade Fire For ‘Actual Instruments’ Coachella Dig

Deadmau5 takes Arcade Fire to task over "actual instruments" comments Win Butler made at Coachella.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Deadmau5 took to Twitter to throw a little shade at Arcade Fire yesterday, after what he perceived to be a dig at DJ culture in the EDM world during this year's Coachella.

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler made a crack that could've been interpreted as a shot at the various EDM artists who were on the bill.

"Shout-out to all the bands still playing actual instruments at this festival," Butler wryly announced to the crowd at his band's headlining Coachella performance. Mau5's response may as well be a Reddit or 4Chan post, though he does have a point. Only time will tell if we'll see a Dave Grohl-level backpedal from Butler on the issue. Check out Deadmau5's tweets below.


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This is what passes for "rock star" beef in 2014, boys and girls. Soak it up.