|real name : Manvel Ter-Pogosyan
alias : Amurai, Manvel Ter-Pogosyan
dj name : Amurai
birth date : 07/08/1987
hair : brown
eyes : brown
height : 5'9
weight : 157 lbs
place of birth : Yerevan, Armenia
residence : Los Angeles, California, USA
Amurai is a rising Trance artist already described as a pioneer in the contemporary electronic music scene. His distinct style of sound originates not only from his unique ability as a Music Producer but also from his talent as a composer, songwriter, vocalist and DJ.
In 2010, Ferry Corsten spotted and Amurai and featured him in the “Once Upon A Night” compilations. Amurai was the only artist to have two songs featured on each of the 2-part compilation series. One year later, ATB asked Amurai to help develop his 9th studio artist album entitled "Distant Earth." Amurai wrote and produced 3 unique songs with ATB for the album which landed "Distant Earth"at #7 in the German mainstream Billboard Charts. The album would later reach Gold status.
Later that year, the young music producer continued to secure releases on the highly respectable labels, Armada and Black Hole Recordings, and received immense support from famed DJs including Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, ATB, Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Roger Shah, Andy Moor, and Dash Berlin among others.
In the first quarter of 2009, Amurai started his DJ career by launching his own internationally broadcasted electronic radio show called ‘Amurai Global’. The show airs on over 10 online and FM radio stations and is also available as a podcast. One year later, Amurai joined the LMD Group in Los Angeles and claimed residency on Saturdays at Club Circus. His residency enabled him to DJ alongside artists such as Cosmic Gate, tyDi, Solarstone, Tritonal, Simon Patterson and Solarstone while representing the Trance scene in Los Angeles.
The future holds great surprises for this young artist. Amurai recently graduated from the University of California – Santa Barbara in 2009 with a double bachelor’s degree in Political Science (International Relations) as well as Spanish culture and language. Coupled with his scholastic abilities, Amurai is ready to reinvent the music scene both in Los Angeles and the rest of the world.