Interview with Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom is with us more than two decades now. What makes their sound so recognizable is an incredible combination of genres and instruments incorporated in their psytrance sound. Electronic duo is currently on Walking on the shroom tour and they spared some time to share a few words with us.

Q: Where did you grow up and how did your upbringing affect your music?

We grew up in northern Israel. Erez’s neighborhood was a bit rough but we both fell into music at an early age – both of us were classically trained and both of us found our ways into bands. Music was our focus from an early age.

Q: We can hear a big variety of genres mixed in your songs. What artists influenced your style?

We were into groups like Metallica, Primus, Pantera, Depeche Mode, Prodigy. Lots of rock and early electronic stuff.

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Q: What can be heard playing on your earphones lately?

We are digging artists such as Koan Sound, Bliss, Zomboy, Kill The Noise, Feed Me, The Usual Suspects, and many more.

Q: What inspired your latest album Return to the Sauce, besides going back to the roots of your sound?

That’s about it. We wanted to have an album that made our Trance fans happy. We always enjoy experimenting in our alums but we felt this was appeal more to our old school fan base.

Q: What is your favorite Infected Mushroom album and why?

Probably Vicious Delicious or Converting Vegetarians. Both had a big impact on our career and contain some of our most memorable tracks. For example, Becoming Insane & Heavyweight on VD are two of our most recognizable tracks. Songs like I Wish and Deeply Disturbed are some legendary tunes from our CV album.

Q: Are you currently working on some new stuff?

We are working on a new album, with some great surprises that we are excited to share with you soon.

Q: How do you spend your time, besides making music?

We have 7 kids between the two of us, so between touring, studio work, and family we don’t have much extra time on our hands.

Q: Which of your travels left the biggest impression on you and why?

America left a big impact on us… we are now both citizens of the USA.

Q: If you could give some life advice to your fans, what would it be?

Whatever you are passionate about, never give up.

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