India’s concert crowd is top notch: Infected Mushroom

They have performed at globally popular events like Ultra Music Festival and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But Isreal-based musical duo, who are looking forward to perform in India in February, say Indian concert-goers are excellent.

“Every country has its own crowd, but India is top notch. They love to jump and go wild. This is what we look for when we perform, so we really appreciate the love from our Indian fans,” Amit Duvdevani of Infected Mushroom told IANS in an e-mail interaction from California, when asked about the difference between Indian and western gig-goers.

Infected Mushroom comprises Erez Eisen apart from Duvdevani.

They have been coming to India for the last 20 years. This time, they will be seen performing for their fans at the Sula Fest 2017, which starts from February 3 at the Sula Vineyards.

“We like to come each year. The crowds are awesome, the food is great, and there’s something special about India that we enjoy being a part of,” said Duvdevani, who once lived in Goa for a couple of months.

Infected Mushroom have carved a niche for themselves in the genre of psychedelic trance, electro house and glitch hop.

Duvdevani feels India is at the forefront when it comes to these genres.

“There is a solid scene in India for all forms of electronic music, and it’s arguably one of the birth places of Psy music,” he added.

Talking about their interesting stage name, the musician said: “There was an old Israeli punk band that broke up years ago and never did anything with the name. We thought it was fitting for trippy electronic music, so we took it and breathed new life into the name.”

Sounding different has helped Infected Mushroom with a huge fan-following, says Duvdevani.

“We have a unique sound, we don’t sound like any other Psy artistes. This has enabled us to have a cult following over the years, for which we are very grateful,” he said.

Infected Mushroom is known for their popular numbers like “Becoming insane”, “Deeply disturbed” and “Kazabubu”.

Asked if they are keen to collaborate with Indian artistes, Duvdevani said: “Sure, we are always down to collaborate with like-minded artistes. (But) We just don’t know any Indian producers who make music that we like.”


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