DM Ashura

Real Name:
William "Bill" James Robert Shillito
William "Bill" James Robert Shillito (b. 1986-03-26 in Brooklyn, New York), more commonly known as DM Ashura, is an electronic artist whose work can be found in the music games O2Jam, Dance Dance Revolution, StepMania, beatmania IIDX, Flash Flash Revolution, and Pump it Up.
Bill lived in Queens for 8 years and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. He started playing piano at the age of 2 and composing around age 8. He also has played viola since age 12.

Bill creates his music under the name DM Ashura; the "DM" stands for Digital Maestro, while "Ashura" (spelled 阿修羅) is Japanese for "fighting demon". He has made a number of remixes (mostly from music games), particularly "neoMAX" (a remix of the MAX series), which won first place in Tournamix 4, a DDR stepfile-writing contest. He has also since written a number of original tracks, and is well known in the music game community for his work.

DM Ashura's first album, Digital Maestro, was released in May 2007 at Anime Central. Two of the tracks, "Snowblind" and "Nautilus", feature guitarist Ricky Graham.
Also, "Celebrate Nite (Like It's '99 Mix)" can be found on Konami's Ultramix 4 V-Rare 11, as well as the "Cusimo & Co. Extended Mix" on the Supernova/Ultramix 4 Combo V-Rare 10.

Aside from his work as a musician, DM Ashura is also a very highly accomplished paralist and choreographer; primarily focusing on Hyper Techno routines. His team can be seen around the greater Atlanta area performing for series such as the Kamikaze Rave - TechPara International project.
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BMS-002 DM Ashura - Digital Maestro album art DM Ashura Digital Maestro(CD, Album) Bemanistyle BMS-002 US 2002 Sell This Version