The Stress started out back in 2011. While throwing Sunday afternoon chillwave/electro-pop parties in his hometown Utrecht, he suddenly found himself behind the DJ-booth. And while the nu-disco wave spread across Europe, The Stress played his first gigs in Amsterdam. It was there that he developed his preference for progressive disco mixed with the queer-, vogue-, house-, internet- and electro-influences that have made you jump/vogue/shuffle/twerk for the last three years.
From clubs like NYX, Paradiso and TrouwAmsterdam, he quickly found his way into international venues such as Razzmatazz in Barcelona, The Other Party in Kuala Lumpur and Brussels' notorious Los Ninos parties. However, The Stress also kept throwing parties throughout Europe with the Les Animaux collective, focusing on quality music and up-and-coming artists, presenting the likes of Teengirl Fantasy, Gorgon City, MikeQ and Moullinex.