Infected Mushroom will play the Ogden Theatre in February - Reverb

Infected Mushroom will play the Ogden Theatre in February

Infected Mushroom will play the Ogden Theatre in February. Photo courtesy of the duo’s Facebook page.

By Erik Myers

The grizzled duo of Infected Mushroom will play at the Ogden Theatre on Feb. 22. The stop will be one of 10 U.S. dates on their FungusAmongUs Tour, which kicked off Sunday in South Burlington, Vermont.

The present is nothing like the past for Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani, who began producing together in northern Israel as Shidapu & Duvdev circa 1997. Eager to imprint the ambiance of trance music onto electronic dance music, the two found success fusing high-tempo rhythms onto long colorful stretches of synth. The style is now known as “psychedelic trance” and has inspired countless other projects from across the globe while boosting Infected Mushroom on top of it.

Intensity is the only constant with Infected Mushroom; songs rarely drop below 100 beats per minute and the duo’s musical attitude suggests an inner aggression that would likely spill out without proper and constant channeling.  They’ve otherwise stayed true to their experimental roots during 15 years of making music, from flirting with other electronic subgenres to incorporating acoustic instrumentals to remixing anyone they feel like, generational gaps be damned. Last year, they released the full-length “Army of Mushrooms” to moderate acclaim and a #1 spot on the iTunes Dance chart.

Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Jan. 19. Check Infected Mushroom’s website for more details.

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Electronic blogger Erik Myers is a Denver-based writer and new contributor to Reverb. Follow him on Twitter.