Infected Mushroom Interview

by on July 17, 2010 in Interviews

Infected Mushroom Interview
Infected Mushroom Red Rocks ©Photo by Soren McCarty | Mountain Weekly News

Infected Mushroom Interview – Infected Mushroom took time out of their busy schedule to sit down and talk with the Mountain Weekly News. Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani the two founding members of Infected Mushroom along with US touring guitarist Tom Cunningham joined Mike Hardaker and Soren McCarty backstage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre for a fun interview before the band rocked out to over 9,000+ fans at the Global Dance Festival.

MW: Can you tell us a little about your background, I see you both grew up in Israel how did you two meet?
Amit: We met thru a mutual DJ friend in 96 who was performing music.

MW: So what’s the dance music scene like in Israel?
Amit: Dance scene in Israel is BIG and mainstream. DJ music is pretty big on the radio

MW: Duv “Short for Amits last name” Is is true you were in the Israeli Army? Does this mean you can kill a man with your bare hands?
Amit: “laughs” Yea I was in the Israel Defense Forces, I left the real work to the soldiers. I had an office job. The army makes you disciplined.

MW: If you could jam musically with anyone living or dead who would it be?
Tom: Russell Crowe
Erez: John Buffet?
Amit: Depeche Mode

MW: How has the change from Analog to Digital effected your music.
Amit: It depends on the band and the project, we play with live instruments and a full band. There are so many musicians now its easy to make music. It has changed a lot in the last 20 years, tons more stuff and people have a lot of knowledge.

MW: What can we expect from your show tonight?
Amit: Good show, with a mx of new and old tracks. Were excited the Denver crowd is the Cream of the Crop!

MW: Last but not least, how did you come up with your band name?
Amit: It was an old Punk Bands name, they broke up and we thought hey that’s a cool name.