Last updated: 13/10/2023
15grams: Brendan Mosca's Journey from Bedroom DJ to International Stardom
From the sun-kissed shores of Sydney to the pulsating clubs of Ibiza, the name "15grams" resonates with dance music enthusiasts across the globe. Behind this evocative pseudonym is Brendan Mosca, an Australian DJ, producer, and recording artist who's been rewriting the rules of the dance music game.
The Genesis of 15grams
The story of Brendan's transformation into 15grams is one of passion, ambition, and innovation. His DJ name, intriguingly derived from the exact weight of a CD, encapsulates his meticulous attention to detail and reverence for music. As a self-taught bedroom DJ, Brendan's initial foray into music was fueled by a desire to share his unique take on vocal tech house and Brazilian bass with a wider audience.
Charting His Own Path
Brendan's journey from his bedroom in Sydney to world-renowned venues like Paradise Club Mykonos and Pacha in Ibiza is nothing short of inspiring. Along the way, he's supported heavyweights like Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, and Martin Garrix, even sharing the stage with legends like Snoop Dogg. With residencies at Marquee Sydney, and recognition as an innovator, it wasn't long before 15grams caught the attention of major labels like Monstercat, Sony’s Famouz Records, and Warner Music.
His collaboration with Sunset Bros, a techno reinterpretation of Dirty Vegas' "Days Go By," exemplifies his ability to breathe fresh life into classics. The track garnered praise from the likes of Dancing Astronaut, which hailed it as "unexpectedly gripping."
Beyond the Turntables
But 15grams isn't just a name on a club flyer. Brendan's recent foray into reality TV as part of MTV’s ‘Are You The One’ on Paramount+ adds another dimension to his multifaceted persona. From his infamous boat parties in Sydney Harbour to his storytelling music videos, Brendan's charisma extends well beyond the DJ booth.
Equally passionate about nurturing the next generation of DJs, Brendan has mentored countless emerging talents through Australia's Your Shot DJ competition. Many of his protégés have gone on to carve out successful DJ careers, a testament to his commitment to giving back to the industry that has given him so much.
With a triple record deal with Warner Music (Germany) and a slew of upcoming collaborations, Brendan, aka 15grams, is firmly on a trajectory towards greater heights. As he ventures into North America for his tour and with millions of views on TikTok, his hypnotic hooks are poised to take over airwaves globally.
In a world where dance music can sometimes feel formulaic, 15grams stands out as a true innovator. His mission? To craft music that's not just heard but felt, taking listeners on a journey that evokes a spectrum of emotions.
As Brendan Mosca continues to push boundaries and redefine genres, one thing's for sure: the world of dance music will never be the same again.