Original Story: Deadmau5 has never shied away from expressing his opinion via social media, and he's recently tussled with Tiesto and Lady Gaga's Little Monsters with his tweets. He's even bashed his own genre in the past, calling EDM bland and ripping into it for being full of "cookie-cutter stuff."
Apparently, dissing EDM is only okay if it's coming straight from the mouth of a giant mouse head, because he's spent the past 24 hours tweeting his irritation with comments Arcade Fire's Win Butler made at Coachella about electronic music.
Let's rewind to Coachella's first weekend: Butler shouted out "all the bands still playing actual instruments at this festival." Deadmau5 turns around (two weeks later) and lets loose with a stream of tweets calling him out for the shady remark.
shit to remember: A computer is a tool, not an instrument.— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) April 23, 2014
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
Deadmau5 makes a solid point about the EDM vs. rock debate getting old, and proceeds to name-check Daft Punk, saying that he doesn't expect them to "pull a Steve Vai" and whip out guitars. Then he slept on it, then he ranted some more well into this afternoon:
so.. back to my fake studio, with my fake gear and non instruments, to make fake music for fakes sake. aspirring to be real one day. #logic— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) April 24, 2014
Doesn't look like they'll be an Arcade Fire/Deadmau5 collaboration coming up in the near future. Or ever.