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PostPosted: 31 Jul 2010 04:23    Post subject: Killing Some Time With Infected Mushroom - Interview July Reply with quote


Infected Mushroom are one of the Worlds biggest electronic bands. They
have headlined legendary festival Coachella; shared top billing with the Black Eyed Peas
to 100,000 plus audiences and their YouTube videos have received more views than the
population of their home country, Israel (8 million) many times over.You only have to type
to the letters Infect into Google and Infected Mushroom will come to the top
of suggestions. Thats pretty good going.

It all started in 1997 when founding members Erez Eizen and Amit Duvdevani, inspired after
attending a private party, decided to have a go at making some psy trance tracks. Little
did they know then that this new found hobby was the start of a journey that would
eventually lead them to International fame.

Eleven years later what started out as friends in their bedroom learning how to produce
psy-trance tunes has evolved into a five piece LIVE show thats on a constant world
tour. Whats more, theyve got fans in every continent whose dedication and enthusiasm
would rival that of any successful rock or pop band.

Today their shows combine the giddy euphoric atmosphere of a trance club with the manic
crowd-surfing & screaming antics usually reserved for an arena rock concert. Its an
unlikely combination, but as anyone who has ever been to an Infected Mushroom gig will
agree, it works, and its infectious!

But it hasnt always been plain sailing. Pioneering the way to be the first trance
outfit to go live (complete with guitars) and constantly pushing forward their sound has
met its fair share of detractors and sceptics. It is testament to their self-belief that
they have stood by their vision. In return they have been rewarded by reaching the DJ Mag
Top 10 in 2008 (12 in 2009), sold hundred of thousands of records and created a lifestyle
that many other artists could only dream!

To find out a bit more about what the guys think of their success we interrupted their
punishing schedule for a few minutes to ask some questions.

Hello and thank you for agreeing to do this interview. Firstly to set the
scene, where are you guys at the moment?

We are now surrounded with bags and equipment as we are leaving soon for a three weeks
tour that includes four shows in India, three shows in USA and gigs in Cyprus, Russia,
Hungary and Ukraine.

What will you be doing after this interview?
Continue packingthis is going to take a while

You started out as two people making some trance tracks together in Israel
but today youre one of the biggest electronic bands in the World - headlining events
like Coachella; have millions of fans and were voted in number 10 in the DJ Mag Top 100.
Does that feel good and did it evolve naturally?

Yes, it evolved naturally and involved a lot of hard work, but yes it does feel amazing.
We would have never guessed that this type of life was possible, as you mentioned we
started off making trance tracks in Erezs bedroom, now this. It has been a great ride
so far

Can you remember your first track you made and gig you played. What were

That is a tough one. It was like thirteen years ago (or more). It is a good question,
we're rarely stumped, but we might stump on this one.

Over the years youve evolved from Psytrance djs to embrace lots of
different styles, from euphoric trance, R N B Punk, Rock , heavy metal and gaining
new band members along the way. Its often gained criticism. How did you maintain the
self belief that you knew you were doing the right thing?

Yes, it gets tough, but when we go out and perform to both small or huge gigs and
experience all of those people going crazy for the music, it invigorates a new sense of
purpose each time. Ultimately, it is impossible to make everyone happy. We have always
wanted to create quality music that makes people dance and we think we achieve.

What do you think was the defining moment in your career. At what point did
you look to each other and say; This is it, weve achieved our dream or are you
still working on it?

We are always working, but there have been some great experiences that have made us very
proud: playing for 100,000 people on the beach in Rio (Brazil) with the Black Eyes Peas;
collaborating with artists like Matisyahu, Jonathan Davis (Korn), Perry Ferrell (Janes
Addiction), and Paul Oakenfold; Top 10 finishes in the DJ Mag poll; our music being used
in Dont Mess with the Zohan; and of course, remixing The Doors.

How does being based in LA change your approach to your music

We have been able to use LA as a launch base for shows in the US, Canada, and Mexico,
which has increased our notability here In addition, we have been able to work with
artists mentioned in the previous answer. There have been more opportunities for us here
at this point, without a doubt.

Who have been your main influences along the way?
Thats tough because we like a lot of music, but we have always enjoyed Metallica,
Depeche Mode, and Primus.

What you do is unique. You have the club party vibe of trance and combine it
with live showmanship of heavy metal. How did you manage to get to that point where people
accepted it?

Well what is new is cool, and we started performing our music when it was still relatively
new to be doing a live set as a trance group " so we had that on our side. We evolved
though; first we only had a guitarist - now we have a guitarist, a drummer, a keyboardist
and a singer. So, with a slow evolution, it was more easily accepted. Dont get me
wrong, we have some diehard fans that still havent come on board, but we still do DJ
sets every once in a while icon_wink.gif

Your video clip Becoming insane has had over 11 Million views on
YouTube. Thats astonishing. You must feel proud that more people than live in some
countries have watched that video

Yeah that's amazing. We havent thought about it like that wow!

Your latest Track is Killing Time which made number 21 in the US
Billboard dance chart features Janes Addiction front man Perry Farrell. How did you
guys end up working together?

Yes, we are very proud of this. We got the opportunity through our old management. Perry
is really into the electronic music scene, so it was great being able to work with him
it was a great process!

You can hear Killing Time here:

Your live shows are pretty intense and your gig schedule looks punishing -
sometimes 5 gigs a week, How do to manage to organize it and maintain the

Heineken and Espresso

Do you enjoy playing the UK?
We love the UK crowda big thanks for all our fans and supporters in this great
territory. You are very important to us!

Youve not long finished your 7th album The Legend of the Black
Shawarma. Do you plan an eighth?

We are always working on new music. During weeknights, after we spend time with our
families, we are in the studio. We have been performing some of our new material lately so
if you see us soon youll get a sneak peak of some of the tunes that we will put our
next icon_wink.gif

Whats next for your guys? Whats the next big thing you have coming

Continue to produce music and doing what we do best " touring, touring, touring

Finally what's the best bit of being in a touring band?
Eating good food.

And the worse?
Being away from our wives and kids

Thank you for your time.

If you like what Infected Mushroom do, please vote for them in the DJ Mag
100 Poll. - Voting closes 23rd

Enjoy a Free Mix from Infected Mushroom here:

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PostPosted: 10 Aug 2010 02:49    Post subject: Re: Killing Some Time With Infected Mushroom - Interview July Reply with quote

Check out this Funny Infected Mushroom Clip!

New Infected Mushroom new T-shirt for sale on Track It Down

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PostPosted: 16 Aug 2010 02:20    Post subject: Re: Killing Some Time With Infected Mushroom - Interview July Reply with quote

Rare!!! Watch Infected Mushroom's recent blog from Mumbai India

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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2010 06:14    Post subject: Re: Killing Some Time With Infected Mushroom - Interview July Reply with quote

Infected Mushroom - Deck and Sheker @ Sziget Festival - Budapest, Hungary

"Just back from the mighty Sziget festival in Hungary. Check out our new track "Deck &
Sheker" as performed live"

* 'Deck & Sheker' digital release " 6 September 2010

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PostPosted: 02 Sep 2010 05:08    Post subject: Re: Killing Some Time With Infected Mushroom - Interview July Reply with quote

Another creative funny video from the Infected lab encouraging their Israeli fans to vote
at DJ mag TOP 100 DJs 2010

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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2010 20:59    Post subject: Re: Killing Some Time With Infected Mushroom - Interview July Reply with quote

Infected Mushroom - New digital single - "Deck & Shecker" available online
now here:





Infected Mushroom Live @ Electric Daisy Festival 2010 "

We'd love your vote for Infected Mushroom - DJ mag Top 100 DJs 2010 -

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