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           “It means a lot that our fans have loyally                                                                                                                            Erez, Amit, thank you for joining us for the magazine this month!
                                                                                                                                                                                 How have you found the summer months, have you been keeping
           supported us over the years, and we are                                                                                                                               busy touring and producing?

           stoked that the younger fans have been able                                                                                                                           Summer has been productive and awesome! We’ve been touring
                                                                                                                                                                                 all around Europe, and dropping singles from our upcoming album
           to hop on the Infected train too!”                                                                                                                                    coming out this month on Monstercat, called ‘IM25’.

                                                                                                                                                                                 2022 marks 25 years of Infected Mushroom, so firstly we’d like
                                                                                                                                                                                 to offer our congratulations on such an illustrious career so far!
                                                                                                                                                                                 What does it mean to you both to have made it to this milestone
                                                                                                                                                                                 together after all these years?
                                                                                                                                                                                 Thank you, we are grateful for the ride. It means a lot that our fans
                                                                                                                                                                                 have loyally supported us over the years, and we are stoked that
                                                                                                                                                                                 the younger fans have been able to hop on the Infected train too!

                                                                                                                                                                                 25 years is a long time to stay active in the music industry having
                                                                                                                                                                                 created music together since the ‘90s. How has your sound
                                                                                                                                                                                 developed over time and would you say your approach to music
                                                                                                                                                                                 changed over those years?
                                                                                                                                                                                 Our style has evolved over the years, but we’ve always had a
                                                                                                                                                                                 signature Infected sound. If we were still making the stuff we made
                                                                                                                                                                                 in the 90’s, I don’t think we would have stood the test of time. We
                                                                                                                                                                                 always strive to make interesting, relevant, and exciting music
                                                                                                                                                                                 which pushes boundaries; this has been consistent since day one.

                                                                                                                                                                                 How did the idea for a new album and world tour originally come
                                                                                                                                                                                 about? Was it always the plan to mark the milestone in this way?
                                                                                                                                                                                 It wasn’t a longstanding plan to mark the milestone, but we had a
                                                                                                                                                                                 lot of time in the pandemic, and we were making cool tracks, so the
                                                                                                                                                                                 whole concept came together fairly organically.

                                                                                                                                                                                 Tell us about the emotions you both experienced when you
                                                                                                                                                                                 brought your IM25 show to Tel-Aviv, in your home country.
                                                                                                                                                                                 This was a huge moment for us. The show was originally postponed
                                                                                                                                                                                 due to Covid, so the anticipation level was high. It was humbling
                                                                                                                                                                                 and fulfilling to play for 20,000 fans from our home country. We also
                                                                                                                                                                                 brought many big Israeli music artists from different styles (and
                                                                                                                                                                                 different eras) to perform with us, on stage; this appealed to a wide
                                                                                                                                                                                 range of patrons from various demographics. Was really touching
                                                                                                                                                                                 to see how our music has impacted fans from young to old.

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