When it comes to Win Butler, there’s more than meets the eye. When he’s not winning Grammys with his stadium baroque-pop band Arcade Fire, you can find him nailing jumpers in the NBA Celebrity All-Star game. And when he’s not going hard in the paint, you can catch him dropping the bass, under the alias DJ Windows 98.
Win Butler knows what it’s like to shock everyone by clinching the Grammy for Album Of The Year, beating out Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga with Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs in 2011. When Kanye stepped on stage this year, nearly interrupting the Best Album victory speech, it’s safe to say Butler had some idea of how Beck felt about the upset.
Shortly after the Grammy awards, Win offered his thoughts on the evening’s controversy, noting that he sees “lots of problems with modern music, but the problems aren't Beyonce, Kanye, or Beck.”
DJ Windows 98 took this sentiment one step further, adding to the slew of Beck and Kanye mash-ups that flooded the Internet moments after Imma Let You Finish 2.0™ took place. The marriage of “Jesus Walks” and “Loser” echoes Butler’s post-Grammys sentiment, that lines need not, and should not be drawn between Kanye, Beck, and Beyoncé’s music. The only thing that could turn this into more of a home run? A layer of Bey repeating “surfbordt” over and over.
Check out “Jesus Walks, Loser” below, and if you’re interested in exploring the many hidden talents of Win Butler even further, catch some highlights from this year’s NBA Celebrity All Star Game below that.