On Thursday February 13th, while Yonder Mountain Stringband present their special brand of rambunctious jamgrass at The Vogue, Infected Mushroom will be stirring a different kind of rowdiness at The Egyptian Room downtown.
Twice ranked as two of the world’s “10 Best DJ’s” by U.K.’s DJ Magazine, the Israel-bred, L.A. based duo intentionally steer clear of today’s electronic mainstream mold. As their bio states, Infected Mushroom’s sound consists of “complex layered melodies and synthetic rhythms known as ‘Psychedelic Trance,’ leaving behind all their dying ‘Trance’ cousins in the mainstream.”
Psytrance has a reputation for being an outsider’s haven where nu-hippie Caucasians with dreadlocks gather to dance to minimal trance and techno that sounds like drugs feel. If that’s not your cup of tea, don’t let the generic label deter you; the Infected Mushroom experience reaches far beyond average psytrance.
Tucked inside two large spheres outfitted with 3D mapping technology (watch video above to see them in action), Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani and Erez Eisen deliver energetic, thumping beats; menacing, industrial productions; and booming, epic drops (used sparingly, thank goodness). Regular integration of their Israeli roots into the Infected Mushroom sound further distinguishes their exotic, one-of-a-kind music.
The duo’s fame in Israel is unparallelled, though their popularity in the states is always expanding. Infected Mushroom ranked #3 on the untz’s Top 10 EDM Duos- placing higher than The Chemical Brothers, Zeds Dead, and Crystal Method. Performances at Ultra and Wakarusa have already been announced for 2014 with more festival dates sure to follow.
Infected Mushroom Fun facts:
- They are self-proclaimed Pendulum, Linkin Park, and Muse fans
- Deadmau5 (who ripped off Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” concept) recently took Duvdevani along for 45 minutes worth of small talk
- Erez Eisen is currently dating Tara Reid
Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (an all ages event)
502 N. New Jersey