Infected Mushroom Reimagine Alannah Myles’ 1989 Classic “Black Velvet” Featuring Ninet Tayeb on Monstercat

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Monday, August 15, 2022

Legendary Israeli psytrance duo Infected Mushroom today have revealed the latest addition to their forthcoming ‘IM25’ album, with a rocktronic rendition of Alannah Myles’ 1989 classic song, “Black Velvet.” Featuring fellow Israeli singer-songwriter Ninet Tayeb, the trio have transformed the #1 original into a glitchy synth-driven remake with amplified guitar chords and sultry vocals. While the JUNO and GRAMMY-winning record was written as an ode to Elvis Presley’s charm as the king of rock ‘n roll, Infected Mushroom’s version takes on a deeper meaning for the producer pair. As they celebrate their quarter-century legacy, “Black Velvet” is a product of their genre versatility and early influences, reflective of their unconventional journey through time and sound.

Infected Mushroom share, “When Covid started, we built two separate studios in both of our houses. I wanted to do a cover of a 90’s song and as I was browsing for ideas with my wife, “Black Velvet” really stuck out. I could feel how I wanted it to sound in our style so I called Erez and told him. His mom was visiting at the time and it happened to be her favorite song. Erez and I got to work on it with Yosi, our new guitarist, and his wife is Ninet. Even before he came on board, my idea was for Ninet to sing it as I envisioned her voice and vibe would be perfect for that song. We got closer in Covid times in LA, and Ninet and Yosi became family. The song ties in with the ‘IM25’ album as it’s a compilation of trance, psytrance, and a lot of unusual collaborations of Infected and other amazing artists and bands. This is one of our favorite songs on the album and I can’t wait for you to hear it.

As Infected Mushroom prepare to launch their next full-length body of work, they’ll stay busy on the road with immersive shows around the world. Through to fall, fans can catch them live in over 15 locations including Budapest, London, Berlin, Paris, and Amsterdam at Monstercat’s anticipated ADE Showcase.