About Infected Mushroom
The Isreali electronic music duo Infected Mushroom are pioneers of psychedelic trance music, or psytrance, a sound they’ve built on throughout a wildly successful career dating back to the mid-’90s.
• Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani founded Infected Mushroom in the city of Haifi in 1996.
Eisen is a classically trained musician who learned to play the organ at four. Duvdevani learned piano at age eight and played keyboards for a punk band as a teen.
• Drawing inspiration from such disparate sources as The Prodigy and Metallica, Infected Mushroom forged a distinct style of hard, pulsing electronica with psychedelic sounds and shifting tempos.
• The band released its debut album, The Gathering, in 1999. Establishing a pattern of sonic experimentation, the duo incorporated more chords and melodies into their 2000 follow-up, Classical Mushroom.
• Their seventh full-length, 2009’s Legend of the Black Shawarma, finally dented the Billboard charts, reaching the Top 10 of the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
• Wearing their rock influence on their sleeves, Infected Mushroom remix the Doors classic “Riders on the Storm” on their 2009 album Legend of the Black Shawarma. They also cover Foo Fighters’ “The Pretender” on their 2012 LP Army of Mushrooms.
• “Aura,” the opening track off Lady Gaga’s 2013 album Artpop, was cowritten and coproduced by Infected Mushroom.
• As of 2021, Infected Mushroom had released 12 studio albums, the most recent being 2020’s More Than Just a Name.
• Infected Mushroom perform as a band on stage, utilizing live vocals and a variety of instruments, including guitars, drums, and synthesizers.