By the time he turned 17, DJ Daniel Tedesco had performed at clubs, venues and before a crowd of thousands at a music festival.
Last year he played his electronic mixes at the Good Life Festival — an under 18s event.
After that performance he was asked by the festival’s organisers to perform on this year’s main stage alongside chart-topping acts including Arty, Hardwell, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
‘‘It was surreal to play on the main stage with my idols,’’ Daniel said.
‘‘Coming off the minor stage last year and onto the main stage just makes me feel that I’m a step closer to achieving my dreams.’’
To add to his busy DJ-ing and producing schedule, the teenager is also completing his HSC at Baulkham Hills High School.
Although Daniel dreams of performing his music all over the world, he knows how difficult it is to break into the music industry.
So the teenager is working hard to also pursue a career in law.
‘‘My dad’s rule is no education, no music,’’ he said.
‘‘I want to send a message that you can do well at school as well as in music because there is no guarantee of success in the music industry.’’
Daniel’s love for dance music started with his dad playing house music in the car.
The teenager is currently working on music to send to record producers in his effort to establish himself as a chart-topping artist.