Thursday, January 14, 2010

Show Announcement - Infected Mushroom - Ticket Giveaway - Diesel - 1/28/10

Infected Mushroom will be playing Diesel on 1/28/10. This is a bit different for Pittsburgh as we rarely get any well known DJ/electronica acts that come through town. Infected Mushroom is a duo that is based out of Los Angeles but originally were born and grew up in Israel. They have been producing albums since 1999 and just recently came out with their seventh lp entitled Legend of the Black Shawarma.

The duo create a fusion of psytrance, funk, progressive grooves and samples into their signature sound. Singer Amit “Duvdev” Duvedevani and keyboardist Erez Eisen set themselves apart in a live setting incorporating a drummer and guitarist to tour with them. Instead of a typical DJ set with someone wearing a pair of headphones and turntables, Infected Mushroom bring the band along giving the concert goer something to watch and interact with.

Their last album, Legend of the Black Shawarma, incorporate two guests vocals from Korn's Johnathan Davis and Perry Farrell. "Smashing the Opponent" is the lead single with Johnathan Davis singing over a trance, upbeat, dark melody. Farrell lends his voice to "Killing Time", another standout track from the lp. The music on the album pushes the bounds beyond accelerating tempos and beats that is standard in electronic music. The duo utilizes varying sounds and effects to create compositions that twist and turn from how they began. The album contains upbeat melodies making it a danceable record, but definitely not in the pop sense.

Again, Infected Mushroom will be playing at Diesel on Thursday, 1/28/10 at 8p. I am giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual, all you need to do is email me your name.

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