We welcome Hannah Laing & Stephen Kirkwood to Stress!


Stress are proud to present 2 of Scotland’s most exciting talents – Stephen Kirkwood and Hannah Laing.

An established DJ and music producer with a global platform of fans, Stephen Kirkwood from Glasgow, Scotland has worked alongside some of the biggest and most well-respected names in the electronic music industry. His productions have featured on powerhouse labels such as Subculture FSOE, Ministry of Sound, Black Hole Recordings, Lange, Outburst, JOOF, DOORN and Spinnin’ Records.


“I’m absolutely buzzing to be joining a label with such a strong roster of talented artists. I was delighted to have a track I made during lockdown picked out by my friend Richie Blacker for the amazing ‘Stress – Club Culture’ compilation.”


Scottish DJ Hannah Laing found her passion for music from a young age through her parents love of music. Hannah started DJing and quickly picked up a loyal following – Her phenomenal and fast success at such a tender age found her on stage at iconic venues in Scotland such as The Arches (Glasgow), The O2 Academy, main stage at The Royal Highland Centre and Braehead arena. She then got the chance to  travel all over the world to perform, supporting major players within the industry including Carl Cox, MK, Fisher, Camelphat and many more. Playing Radio 1 Dance at The Warehouse Project on 14th October looming, Hannah is one to keep your eye on.

These two Scottish powerhouses have come together to create a new house banger, ‘Don’t Wanna Go’. The song gives you no warning as the cut bass hits yours ears with a toppy beat just before the classic house melody arrives. The song first drops on the offbeat before an almighty switch up of fuzzy bass. 

You are hit with the rhythmic melody once again and a four to the floor beat which will shake your entire body and as the kick fills the mix, instantly putting you into a club at 3am. Then as the final drop hits you are sent into a trance, something Kirkwood does so well and you can’t stay still.


“Hannah and I work really well in the studio together and we were both blown away with the outcome of this track, so it means the world to have a label like Stress backing this”


Both hailing from Glasgow, this match is sure to provide you with some pounding beats and late nights. Both with dominant histories in their scenes and a tonne accolades , the pair’s first song releasing through us has already been spun at Creamfields and TRSNMT festivals to extremely beefy crowds. After an exciting start to their Stress lives, we can’t wait to hear what they have next.