Amurai

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Amurai
Birth name Manvel Ter-Pogosyan
Born (1987-08-07) August 7, 1987 (age 27)
Yerevan, Armenia
Genres Trance (All-Types)
Occupation(s) Music Producer, DJ
Years active 2005–Present
Labels Armada, Advanced Synergy, Alter Ego, Amon Vision, Daif, Deepblue, Empire State, Flashover, Metallic, Varese
Website www.amurai-music.com

Amurai (birth name Manvel Ter-Pogosyan (born 1987) is an Armenian-American trance music producer and DJ currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Aside from producing tracks under various labels, Amurai currently hosts a bi-monthly radio show entitled "Amurai Global".

Biography[edit]

As producer[edit]

Amurai was inspired by ATB's track, 9PM (Till I Come). In 2005 his first track was signed with the US duo Filo & Peri's label "Empire State Records".[1] 'The Amurai EP', which was the title of that release, included two tracks, and was Amurai's first breakthrough release. Mixmag dance music magazine said "'Reminiscent of You' is a solid instrumental but it's 'Beautiful Dreamer' on the flip that steal the show. When the piano drops into the breakdown you'll get goosebumps."[2] Two years following his first release, Amurai's collaboration with Static Blue led to their release of 'After the Sunrise' on Alter Ego Records. This track was remixed by Alex M.O.R.P.H & Woody Van Eyden, as well as Daniel Kandi.[3] An ode to his native Armenia, 'Tears From Armenia', which uses the Armenian instrument duduk, was released on Solarstone's label "Deep Blue".[4] In 2008, Amurai collaborated with Jenni Perez and Tiff Lacey, earning him two major releases with Armin Van Buuren's label Armada and Amon Vision, respectively. 'Fallen In Too Deep', which features Jenni Perez, has appeared on such compilations as Ibiza Trance Tunes 2009, Armada Trance 5 and 6, as well as Armada Night "The After."[5]

As performer[edit]

Amurai Global is the all new radio show hosted by Amurai. The bi-monthly show is aired on various radio stations across the globe including Trance.fm,[6] Pure.fm, Ensonic.fm,[7] and Pulzar.fm[8]

Discography[edit]

Original releases[edit]

  • 2012 "Amurai - Valencia"
  • 2012 "ATB feat. Amurai - All You Took"
  • 2012 "ATB presents Amurai - Love & Light (Downtempo Mix)"
  • 2011 "ATB with Amurai feat. Melissa Loretta - Heartbeat"
  • 2011 "Amurai feat. Sean Ryan - Killing Me Inside"
  • 2011 "Amurai feat. Rough Duchess - Infinity"
  • 2011 "Saint X feat. Amurai - Black Hole"
  • 2010 Amurai feat. Melissa Loretta - Unconditional Love
  • 2009 Manvel Ter-Pogosyan Feat. Tiff Lacey - Sweet Memories[5]
  • 2009 Manvel Ter-Pogosyan Feat. Jenni Perez - Fallen In Too Deep[9]
  • 2008 Manvel Ter-Pogosyan - Tears of Armenia
  • 2008 Amurai vs. Saint-Jules - Grand Prix
  • 2007 Amurai vs. Static Blue - After the Sunrise[9]
  • 2005 Amurai - The Amurai EP

Selected remixes[edit]

  • 2010 Afternova - Sunset in Dubai (Amurai Remix)
  • 2010 Dash Berlin - Never Cry Again (Amurai's Los Angeles Mix)
  • 2010 Dash Berlin - Never Cry Again (Amurai's Yerevan Mix)
  • 2010 Fender Woods - Ain't She Pretty [Amurai's Yerevan Remix]
  • 2010 George Acosta Feat. Tiff Lacey - I Know (Amurai Remix)
  • 2010 Masoud Feat. Josie - Leave It All Behind (Amurai Remix)
  • 2008 Matt Cerf Feat. Jaren - Walk Away (Manvel Ter-Pogosyan Remix)
  • 2008 Double Agents Feat. Aruna - Electrified (Manvel's Ocean Breeze Mix)
  • 2007 Amurai vs. Static Blue - After the Sunrise (Manvel Ter-Pogosyan Remix)
  • 2007 Perpetual Feat. Fisher - Innocent (Manvel Ter-Pogosyan Remix)
  • 2005 Filo & Peri Feat. Fisher - Closer Now (Amurai Remix)[5]
  • 2005 Tristraum - First Embrace (Amurai Remix)

Songwriting Credits[edit]

Year Artist Song Album Songwriter Producer
2011 Manvel "Tears in Armenia" Hay Fanat Yes Yes
2012 ATB feat. Amurai "Love and Light" Sunset Beach DJ Session 2 Yes Yes
ATB feat. Amurai "All You Took From Me" Sunset Beach DJ Session 2 Yes Yes
ATB feat. Amurai "Velencia" Sunset Beach DJ Session 2 Yes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amurai - The Amurai EP". trance.nu. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  2. ^ Danny Clipboard. "Top 20 Trance Tunes This Month" MixMag September 2005, Issue 172: 110-111.
  3. ^ "Amurai vs Static Blue - After the Sunrise". trance.nu. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Armada Music". Supra.armadamusic.nl. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  5. ^ a b c "Manvel Ter-Pogosyan Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  6. ^ "Radio - For the love of trance music, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. - Home page". Trance.fm. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  7. ^ "ensonic.fm". ensonic.fm. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ a b "Amurai Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 

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