Back in 2004 I discovered what I deemed “a different type of techno”. This different “techno” happened to be Israeli duo Infected Mushroom. Within the evolution of EDM, these guys have stood the test of time and I was able to discover that not all dance music is described as techno(some are still trying to figure that out).
‘Deeply Disturbed’, produced by theÂ psy trance legends came out in June of 2003. Although that’s nearly a decade ago, the duo still somehow remains relevant in not only their niche, but in dance music as a whole.
Infected Mushroom – Deeply Disturbed
This is considered to be one of their classics, and the creepy vocal sample is perfectly placed, as their samples almost always are. This is a true throwback. FYI, the duo resurfaced on the EO radar recently as the guys just released an EP off of Dim Mak and we were lucky enough to get ourselves an interview with the duo (it’s right below!). The EPÂ , Â ’Army of Mushrooms’, is available now. It is going to be interesting to see what kind of Infected Mushroom production made its way onto Steve Aoki’s iconic label.
Infected Mushroom, comprised of long time pals Erez Eisen and Amit ‘Duvedev’ Duvdevani, is one of those names that just resonates. Everyone has an early memory of what their music meant to them as fans came into their electronic music own. They have a prolific discography, having just produced their eighth studio album ‘Army of Mushrooms’ out May 8 on Dim Mak Records, which shot to #1 on the iTunes Dance Music chart its first day available. Having created music from across the electronic spectrum, with roots in the psy trance movement, ‘Army of Mushrooms’ is a reflection of the impact of today’s relevant dance music on the duo, namely the rise of electro and dubstep. Whether you have fond recollections of ‘Deeply Disturbed’ or Infected Mushroom’s cover of the iconic Israeli song from Barry Sakharof ‘Birthday,’ ‘Army of Mushrooms’ has something for you. Make sure to listen to the whole interview to learn a tasty tidbit about their unannounced NYC show coming in the fall, which will bring their new never before seen live imaging show to the fair city.
Your music evokes memories for so many people â€“ what do you think about being pioneers in the electronic music space?
Tell us about how your sound has evolved over the years
Since dance music of all genres has exploded over the course of the last two years, DJ’s and their production teams have decided to take the live aspect of a show to the next level. It appears as if having standard lights and lasers along with superior sound quality is not enough to consistently draw massive crowds and impress all those in attendance. Artists like Midnight Conspiracy (who have their amazing “EYE” production), Deadmau5 (who has his well-known CUBE), and Avicii (who recently unveiled his giant MASK) have all stepped up their game and come out with impressive stage productions.
Most recently, the Goa trance veterans Infected Mushroom have unveiled something truly spectacular that you have to see to believe. The same production team used to create Amon Tobin’s iconic ISAM live set up was used here, and the result is mesmerizing.