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Infected Mushroom on album launch tour for Army Of Mushroom

Nirmika Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 14, 2012
First Published: 12:35 IST(14/12/2012) | Last Updated: 17:03 IST(14/12/2012)

One of the most popular trance outfits in the electronic dance music (EDM) circuit, Infected Mushroom have also been prolific music producers. They have eight albums and several singles and EPs to their credit, besides hit singles.

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Israeli psy-trance outfit Infected Mushroom return to India as part of album launch tour; to perform in Mumbai tonight. A lot more experimental now than before, the Israeli group has also explored dubstep in their latest album, Army Of Mushroom. In the city for a gig, as part of their album launch tour, Amit Duvdevani talks about their evolving sound, India visit and the growing EDM scene in India.

You have released so many songs since 1997. How has technology and changing sounds influenced your music?
Technology has made making music a whole lot easier. These days, there are children popping out of their mothers’ wombs with computers. It is also evident in the quality of our music. You can see a stark evolution over the last 15 years.

How has your sound matured over the years?
When we first started Infected Mushroom, the project was almost exclusively psychedelic trance — quick, aggressive beats. Over the years, our style has evolved to incorporate elements of rock, electro, and now even dubstep, which is stuff you wouldn’t have heard on The Gathering (1999, first album), for example.

You performed in India at Sunburn last year. What are you looking forward to this time?
Sunburn was great. This year, we are looking forward to visiting some big cities. It has been a while since I had a good shave in Mumbai. A shave and some curry will do me right.

India seems to be the new destination for many EDM acts these days.

You are completely on point about that, as evidenced by the Swedish House Mafia headlining Sunburn this year. The scene has changed. Now you have sponsors pushing the boundaries of events and talent, which is a great thing, as it widens the possibilities — something I wouldn’t have been able to imagine all those years ago when I lived in Goa.

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