World No.10 DJ
The Kings of Psy-Trance Music Duo
INFECTED MUSHROOM live set
Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani (aka Duvdev)—has been the leading group within the global psy-trance scene for nearly a decade. Incorporating pumping, bad-ass grooves and infectious melodies and live instruments and vocals into their songs, they've performed live—a feat that many of their DJ peers aspire to accomplish—for well over a million people around the globe.
The band's energetic live show has triumphed at some of the world's biggest and most important music festivals (OMIX Festival in Mexico, Miami's Ultra Festival, Tribe in Sao Paulo, among countless others), and they continue to regularly sell-out top clubs such as the Brixton Academy in London, Toronto's Koolhaus at the Government, and Avalon in New York and Los Angeles. Their success as an electronic music band on the global concert circuit has translated into record sales in excess of 150, 000 albums over the course of six acclaimed independent albums. Not bad for two guys from Haifa who started producing music mostly to escape boredom.
“We met in 1996 through a DJ friend, ” recalls Erez. “Duvdev was in Goa at the time, and I was working on another project with a German guy. We met and tried to do one track together, and we've continued on since then.”
A year later, Erez and Duvdev started buying equipment and began to take Infected Mushroom—a name they stole from a disbanded local punk band—seriously. Finding little influence in Israel's music scene, they drew inspiration from bands like Metallica and The Prodigy. Early productions led to club dates and gigs at local parties. Before long, the twosome had developed quite a loyal following. While the headlines were filled with news about violence and bloodshed, Infected Mushroom's music touched the hearts of the burgeoning Israeli trance scene, and clubbers began looking to the band's music for a respite from the tumultuous political situation.
“People were dying and the government saw that dealing with