Billboard Dance Radar Spotlights Oshi: The 17-Year-Old Who Impressed Lorde

Oshi 2016
Cory VanderPloeg


Joshua Brennan may only be 17 years old, but he has garnered the attention of millions under his Oshi moniker and is this week’s Radar artist on Billboard Dance.

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To jumpstart 2016, he transformed Kali Uchis’ reggae single "Ridin Round" into a viral melting pot of timbres that caught the attention of pop star Lorde.

Other notable artists to support Brennan’s works include Goldlink, Mija and Tokimonsta. He is currently working on his debut EP, a thing by oshi, and collaborating with R&B singer Omarion on a separate project.

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Outside of the studio, Oshi will be making his U.S. performance debut at SXSW on March 18.

Listen below to our hand-picked selection of tracks that have helped cement Oshi as a young up-and-comer to watch.