Listening to their latest album 'Army Of Mushrooms', it seems Infected Mushroom have caught a case of the wobbles, since tracks like 'U R So Fucked' on the Israeli-born, California-based Amit Duvedani and Erez Aisen's eighth LP boast gelatinous basslines which owe as much to Skrillex as psy-trance.
"We've been listening to people like Porter Robinson and Zedd, so we've been much more open to different genres," Erez reveals. Not that Infected Mushroom have ever been as close-minded as their psy-trance stereotype suggests, with 2009's 'Legend Of The Black Shawarma' album featuring a collaboration with heavy metal headbangers Korn. In that sense, they were leaders rather than followers, given that current EDM superstar Deadmau5 features My Chemical Romance on his new album, and the pair were putting on spectacular multimedia shows well before Joel Zimmerman put on his mouse head.
"We always believed the live element is essential to EDM," Erez says. "But now that Kaskade is selling out arenas you don't need a live band any more." That's why Infected Mushroom have ditched the live guitars and drums for their new live tour, which sees the duo performing inside two enormous orbs. "It's a completely new experience to our other live shows," Erez claims. "It's more of a visual show with music telling the Infected Mushroom story."
A story that shows no sign of ending soon.