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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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