Meet the Stress: Club Culture Vol. 3 artists


Stress Records is back with a new compilation album, “Stress: Club Culture Vol. 3,” featuring a diverse range of artists across the electronic music spectrum. The album consists of 11 tracks that showcase the individuality and creativity of each artist, ranging from house to techno, with the focus track being Jerome Price’s “Corazón.” Let’s meet some of the artists on this exciting release.

First up, we have LAR, a UK producer who made his debut in 2021 with his release “Flawed” on Monstercat Silk. LAR’s music is characterized by organic drum selection, warm and emotive melodies, and groovy basslines, and he has received support from the likes of David Guetta and Marsh. Listen to ‘Just To Make Her Smile.’

Next, we have Mattheo, a Chicago-born producer who draws inspiration from the early ’90s rave scene, combining articulate breakbeats and layered textures with modern-day studio techniques. Mattheo has already played shows with Bicep, Joris Voorn, and Giorgia Angiuli, and he’s quickly becoming a new name to watch. Listen to ‘I’ll Save You.’

Tigerblind is a Liverpool-based duo that has garnered support from Camelphat, Sonny Fodera, and Fisher, among others. Their music ranges from deep house to techno, and they recently caught the attention of Grum with their remix of “Shout,” which led to an official release on Anjunabeats. Listen to ‘Teenage Crime.’

Port Manteau is a Newcastle-born DJ and producer who has dedicated the past 10 years to forging a signature melodic house and techno sound. His tracks encapsulate both darker, euphoric pieces and more retro, ’80s-inspired style cuts. Port Manteau has played alongside the likes of Sasha, Hot Since 82, and Yousef, and his originality and talent are sure to see him join the next wave of breakthrough artists. Listen to ‘Thrifty.’

Jerome Price is a rising star in the electronic music scene, with over 60 million combined streams and remixes of artists like deadmau5 under his belt. He launched his label, Babylon, in 2019 and has released groovy music of his own on it. Jerome’s ear for catchy hooks and grooving basslines has made him a dancefloor favorite, and he has played at some of the biggest spots in the UK. Listen to ‘Corazón.’ 

Calvin Logue is another rising star from the suburbs of Glasgow who has already taken his brand to some of the world’s most iconic venues. He has played at quintessential Ibiza clubs like Privilege, Space, Gatecrasher, Sankeys, Café Mambo, and Amnesia, and has received support from the likes of Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, and Pete Tong. Calvin likes to challenge himself in the studio by keeping his sound fresh and unique, drawing inspiration from a wide range of genres. Listen to ‘Because of You’. 

Sara Fry is an energetic and talented rising DJ from the UK who is making an impression on the music scene. Her style is characterized by her ability to seamlessly blend genres and create a high-energy atmosphere that keeps the dancefloor moving. Sara has played at numerous events and festivals, including Printworks and Ministry of Sound. Listen to ‘What I Like.’

Charlie Boon (FKA Crawford) is a house and techno producer hailing from Cornwall, currently based in London. After an alias change and a rave-influenced new sound – Charlie’s style has really grown and recent collab with Meg Ward – Turn Up The Bass (Pump It Up) shows he’s more than capable of rustling up a peak time banger. Listen to ‘Mare St.’

Dirty Secretz, the unstoppable force of the underground, has left an indelible mark on the music scene. With releases on esteemed labels like Nervous Records, Phoenix Music, Madtech, Stealth, and Skint Records, his beats reverberate through the halls of dance music royalty. As the mastermind behind Everyday Hustlers, his own triumphant imprint, Dirty Secretz embodies unwavering vision and entrepreneurial spirit. Garnering support from legends like Armand Van Helden, Todd Terry, Roger Sanchez, Danny Howard, Sam Divine, and Mark Knight, his infectious blend of beats and soul-stirring melodies resonates deeply. A distinguished Pioneer DJ artist, Dirty Secretz sets stages ablaze with electrifying performances, seamlessly merging live elements, on-the-fly remixing, and his signature unique edits. Prepare to be transported to a realm of sonic enchantment as Dirty Secretz, the maestro of the decks, guides you on an extraordinary journey through his mesmerizing soundscapes. Listen to his track with Gary Tuohy ‘Love On My Mind.’

With an upbringing rooted in old-school influences, Gary Tuohy, swiftly embraced DJing and established himself in the house music scene with his unique style. Holding residencies and hosting events at iconic venues like Eden Ibiza, Ministry of Sound London, and more, he has captivated audiences worldwide. Breaking into the production scene in 2014, his debut EP ‘Nothing but your fool’ on Deeptown Music soared to the top of the charts. With a string of chart-topping releases and an upcoming back catalog, Gary Tuohy solidifies his position as a remarkable talent in the global music landscape. Listen to his track with Dirty Secretz ‘Love On My Mind.’

Lex On The Decks is a ticking musical time bomb, fueled by an unstoppable passion and an unwavering devotion to the beats. Mastering the art of deck manipulation and self-taught wizardry in production, she fearlessly blends underground house, tech, afro, and minimal genres, shattering boundaries and defying expectations. Her explosive debut single ‘Never Change’ ignited airwaves on Radio 1 Introducing Dance, Apple New Dance, Amazon Fresh Dance, and Spinnin’, leaving listeners in awe. With residencies on the illustrious Bloop London and acclaim from Foundation FM and Reprezent Radio, Lex is ready to detonate once again. Listen to ‘Candela.’

Helang, the Chinese-American sensation, has made a name for herself in the electronic music world. Based in New York, she has become a fixture in the underground scene, captivating audiences with her unique blend of house and techno, infused with ethereal vibes. Sharing stages with industry leaders like Testpilot (Deadmau5), John Digweed, Joris Voorn, Mathame, Rodriguez Jr., and more, Helang has conquered prestigious clubs and festivals. Helang is a beacon of inspiration, inviting listeners into her mesmerizing sonic world. Listen to ‘Hopeless Romantic.’

The “Stress: Club Culture Vol. 3” compilation is a testament to the creativity and diversity of the electronic music scene. With tracks from these talented artists, it’s sure to be a hit with fans of house, techno, and everything in between.