Sep 25, 2014
Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Reveals DJ Identity After Coachella Remarks

After making some controversial statements about DJs and EDM producers at this year’s Coachella, it turns out that Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler is… a DJ!

That’s right. The same guy that lambasted the EDM takeover of America’s festivals has been secretly spinning under the name DJ Windows 98. While Butler has been known to DJ the occasional Arcade Fire after party, it looks like he’s been booking one-off solo gigs under his newly acquired alias for some time now. A Twitter account under the handle @DJWindows98 features intermittent updates and show announcements from Butler, showing that the singer has been actively DJing since at least February of this year (two months before his Coachella speech).

Butler came under fire after criticizing Coachella’s “overabundance” of EDM performers and dedicating a song to “all the bands at this festival playing real instruments.” During the band’s Weekend 2 performance, Butler and co. went a step further by bringing out a fake Daft Punk to perform a cover of their track Get Lucky.

Although festival season is coming to a close, be on the lookout for appearances by DJ Windows 98 at some of next year’s big events–maybe even a surprise Coachella set. Check out a clip of him spinning The Knife’s Heartbeat at Toronto’s Coda earlier in the week.

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