Infected Mushroom Bio

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Infected Mushroom is an Israeli psytrance/electronica duo formed in Haifa in late 1997 by producers Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani (Duvdev). The duo's style has evolved to include trip-hop, industrial rock and goa. They employ a variety of musical sources, including acoustic guitars, choirs, and complex synthesized basses, in compositions that often contain constant changes of drum beat and tempo. Infected Mushroom's live shows feature vocals and analogue instruments in performances that are set against a multimedia backdrop. Eisen and Duvdevani first began to play together in 1998. A few of their early efforts and simpler trance tracks, were released under the name Shidapu & Duvdev. The duo then named themselves Infected Mushroom, and began work on their first album, 1999's The Gathering. This album featured a dark, rhythmic atmosphere exemplified by its popular track, "Psycho." It was one of the first albums to bring Israeli psytrance to mainstream audiences, and contributed to the genre's worldwide popularity. Their 2000 album, Classical Mushroom, included "Bust A Move," often cited as their most popular track. This album is commonly referred to as the best example of the group's efforts, and remains one of the best-known albums in the genre. As for domestic and international sales, Infected Mushroom is one of the best-selling groups in Israel's history. Today, Infected Mushroom has been twice ranked as the world’s “10 Best DJ’s” by the Bible of the Scene (UK’s DJ Magazine). The now L.A. based duo has established their self-invented genre among the highest in the scene. The band's album Army of Mushrooms contained elements of the electronic genre dubstep, with dubstep sounds and tempo mixed with heavy guitars and drumbeats. Released in May 2012 on Dim Mak Records, this hit album precisely delivered what Infected Mushroom does best: invents, experiments, flips-up, bends-over, twists-sideways, always keepin’ it real to their EDM roots with added spicy, trippy and psychedelic flavors. If that’s not impressive enough—the band has averaged 120 live performances a year including, repeat, sold-out shows from the Ultra Fest in Miami to the Virgin Festival in Baltimore, from Mexico’s OMIX to Cali’s Coachella, to Brazil’s Ipanema Beach, and from Melbourne’s Metro Club to the 2009 and 2011 Burningman Festival in Black Rock City, Nevada. The duo has also collaborated with big Rock legends like Ray Manzarek (The Doors).

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