Israel’s best-selling electronic duo Infected Mushroom return to Monstercat today, delivering their new four-track EP, ‘Shroomeez’. With their unmistakable brand of trippy psytrance on full display, the project ushers in their 25th year as dance music veterans and production virtuosos.
From the rock-infused track, “You Wanna Stay,” to the club-ready closer, “Ma Osim,” fans can look forward to the duo’s signature sonic complexities and otherworldly compositions that they’ve come to love since the ‘90s.
Infected Mushroom shares, “The ‘Shroomeez’ EP came to life from the NFT art that was presented to us. We imagined a planet full of mushroom creatures and a mushroom collective. It was super fun writing 4 futuristic trance tracks that will suit a society of ‘Shroomeez’. Dropping this EP as an entrance to the NFT world is an exciting way to release music in the future and spread the word of Infected Mushroom.”
Infected Mushroom’s corresponding ‘Shroomeez’ NFT drop is a groundbreaking endeavor in the art world, pushing the boundaries of audiovisual tech in their next chapter of innovation. They partnered with experimental artist FARGO, who constructed an AI-Enabled algorithm that studied and fused together thousands of mushroom photos with images of faces, nature, and more, carefully monitoring their synergies until each ‘Shroomee’ was created. An AI project of this size & scale has never been released as an NFT before, and this drop will be the largest of its kind in Nifty Gateway’s history.
FARGO comments, “Infected Mushroom are true visionaries and they share a similar free-spirited approach to the creative process as I do. Our trust in each other fueled this project beyond our wildest expectations. It’s a magical universe only we could pull off.”
The first collection offers 100 unique ‘Shroomeez’ as 1 of 1 pieces, giving buyers an extremely rare collectible. Each NFT is available on a first-come first-serve basis, with a max of five ‘Shroomeez’ purchases per person.
The second collection illustrates four ‘Shroomeez’ worlds inspired and soundtracked by the four songs on the EP, with 25 NFTs in each world available via raffle. The third and final offering is a single ‘Shroomeez” NFT soundtracked by a brand new five-minute unreleased song that only the buyer and Infected Mushroom will ever hear, available via auction.
Ahead of Infected Mushroom’s NFT drop on May 24th, the duo will perform songs from the EP in an exclusive set, live on Nifty Gateway’s Discord server, starting at 8:50 am PST. To join, fans must be members of the server or sign up to be on the Nifty Gateway email list. This is the first time Nifty Gateway will host a music-driven experience, taking the relationship between the NFT community and artists to a new level. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as the Discord rooms will close at a max capacity of 250 members.