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Founded August 17, 2011 (2011-08-17)
Founder Sonny Moore
Status Active
Distributor(s) Atlantic Records Group [1]
Genre Electro house, dubstep, progressive house, trap, glitch-hop, hip hop, drum and bass, hardcore techno, moombahton, indie dance, art rock, indie rock, folk
Country of origin United States
Location Los Angeles, California
Official website www.owsla.com

OWSLA is a vanity record label founded by Sonny "Skrillex" Moore, Tim "Bitvargen" Smith, Kathryn Frazier, and Clayton Blaha. Skrillex announced the label on 17 August 2011.[2] The label's first release was Porter Robinson's Spitfire, which reached number one on Beatport.[3]

Prior to the record label, Skrillex had teamed up with Zedd, 12th Planet and Flinch to release a free EP titled Skrillex Presents Free Treats Volume:001 in 2011.[4] The 19-track sequel was released on the record label on March 13, 2012.[5]

OWSLA IV[edit]

On 12 December 2012, OWSLA launched their subscription program, "The Nest" later named "OWSLA IV" to distinguish it from the blog "Nest HQ".[6] This subscription is exclusive via drip.fm. Other participating labels include Mad Decent and Fool's Gold Records. The program allows monthly subscribers to early access or exclusive tracks and remixes, remix stems, DJ sets, discounts, and other rare/exclusive items.[7]

Nest HQ[edit]

Nest HQ is a blog formed in 2013. In April 2014, the website re-launched the Nest sub-label formerly hosted on Drip.fm now providing all releases as free downloads. The sub-label's first release on the Nest HQ was AC Slater's Back to the Floor EP.[8]


In October 2012, Skrillex announced the first OWSLA tour which saw an assorted roster of the label's artists tour North America. Performing acts included The M Machine, Kill the Noise, Jack Beats, Alex Metric, Birdy Nam Nam, Seven Lions, Monsta, Nick Thayer, Kill Paris and Alvin Risk.[9]


Current Roster[edit]





OWSLA Releases[edit]

Year Artist Release Type Release date Catalogue
2011 Porter Robinson Spitfire EP Sep 13, 2011 OWS001
Zedd Shave It Single Oct 4, 2011 OWS002
The M Machine Promise Me a Rose Garden / Glow Single Oct 18, 2011 OWS003
KOAN Sound Funk Blaster EP Nov 1, 2011 OWS004
Zedd Shave It - The Aftershave EP Nov 8, 2011 OWS005B
Skream featuring Sam Frank Anticipate EP Nov 13, 2011 OWS006B
Kill the Noise Kill Kill Kill EP Nov 22, 2011 OWS007
Skrillex Bangarang EP Dec 23, 2011 Big Beat Records
2012 Zedd Slam the Door Single Jan 3, 2012 OWS008
Zedd Slam the Door (Clean Radio Mix) Single Jan 31, 2012 OWS008CL
Nick Thayer Like Boom EP Feb 7, 2012 OWS009
Skrillex & The Doors Breakn' a Sweat (Zedd Remix) Single Feb 7, 2012 Big Beat Records
Dillon Francis Something, Something, Awesome. EP Feb 17, 2012 OWS010
Kill the Noise & Datsik Lightspeed Single Feb 28, 2012 OWS011
Various Artists OWSLA Presents: Free Treats Vol. II Compilation Mar 13, 2012 OWS012
Zedd Shotgun Single Mar 27, 2012 OWS013
The M Machine Metropolis Pt. I EP Apr 24, 2012 OWS014
Skrillex & Damian Marley Make It Bun Dem Single May 1, 2012 Big Beat Records
Sub Focus featuring Kenzie May Falling Down EP May 15, 2012 OWS015
Porter Robinson Spitfire Bonus Remixes EP Jul 3, 2012 OWS016
Birdy Nam Nam Jaded Future EP Jul 17, 2012 OWS015X
Dream This Isn't House EP Jul 31, 2012 OWS017
Jack Beats Careless EP Aug 7, 2012 OWS018
Dog Blood Next Order / Middle Finger Single Aug 14, 2012 Boysnoize Records / Big Beat Records
Hundred Waters Thistle EP Aug 21, 2012 OWS019
Skrillex & Damian Marley Make It Bun Dem After Hours EP Aug 28, 2012 Big Beat Records
KOAN Sound The Adventures of Mr. Fox EP Sep 4, 2012 OWS020
Kill the Noise & Datsik Lightspeed Remixes EP Sep 13, 2012 OWS021
Hundred Waters Hundred Waters LP Sep 25, 2012 OWS022NI
Seven Lions Days to Come EP Oct 16, 2012 OWS023D
Monsta Monsta EP Oct 23, 2012 OWS024N
Kill the Noise Black Magic EP Nov 6, 2012 OWS025
Alex Metric Ammunition Pt. 2 EP Dec 3, 2012 OWS026
Jack Beats Somebody to Love EP Dec 9, 2012 OWS027
2013 Birdy Nam Nam Defiant Order EP Jan 22, 2013 OWS028
Seven Lions Days to Come (Au5 & I.Y.F.F.E. Remix) Single Jan 22, 2013 OWS023R
Teddy Killerz Toys Riot EP Feb 12, 2013 OWS031
The M Machine Metropolis Pt. II EP Feb 19, 2013 OWS029
Kill Paris To a New Earth [a] EP Feb 26, 2013 OWS030
Alvin Risk Skyclad Single Mar 5, 2013 OWS033
Blood Diamonds featuring Dominic Lord Barcode EP Mar 12, 2013 OWS032XX
Hundred Waters Boreal Remixes [a] EP Mar 26, 2013 OWS034
Alex Metric Ammunition Pt. 3 EP Apr 2, 2013 OWS036
Showtek & Noisecontrollers Get Loose Single Apr 16, 2013 OWS037
The Juggernaut Chinese Finger Trap Single Apr 18, 2013 OWS038
David Heartbreak The Foundation EP May 14, 2013 OWS035
Birdy Nam Nam Defiant Order LP May 28, 2013 OWS041
What So Not The Quack (WSN Club Dubs) EP May 28, 2013 OWS040D
Phonat Identity Theft EP Jun 4, 2013 OWS039
Destructo Higher EP Jun 10, 2013 OWS044
Gesaffelstein Pursuit Single Jun 17, 2013 OWBR001
Nick Thayer Worlds Collide [a] EP Jun 18, 2013 OWS042
What So Not The Quack EP Jun 25, 2013 OWS045
Rusko Lift Me Up EP Jul 2, 2013 OWS043
Kill Paris featuring Marty Rod & Alma Falling In Love Again Single Jul 9, 2013 OWS046
I Am Legion Make Those Move Single Jul 15, 2013 OWS047
Phuture Doom Nightfall EP Jul 23, 2013 OWS048
HeartsRevolution Ride or Die EP Jul 23, 2013 OWS049
Bart B More The Napoleon Saga EP Jul 30, 2013 OWS051
Jack Beats Jack Beats Remixed Vol. I EP Aug 13, 2013 OWS052
I Am Legion Choosing for You Single Aug 19, 2013 OWS057N
The M Machine Metropolis Remixed EP Aug 27, 2013 OWS053
I Am Legion I Am Legion LP Sep 2, 2013 OWS058
Kill the Noise Black Magic Remixes [a] EP Sep 3, 2013 OWS050
Figure Horns of the Apocalypse [a] EP Sep 10, 2013 OWS061
Dog Blood Middle Finger Pt. 2 EP Sep 17, 2013 Boysnoize Records / Big Beat Records
Jack Beats Jack Beats Remixed Vol. II EP Sep 24, 2013 OWS056
Blood Diamonds Osaka EP Oct 1, 2013 OWS060-1
Skrillex & Alvin Risk Try It Out Single Oct 14, 2013 Big Beat Records
What So Not High You Are Remixes [a] EP Oct 15, 2013 OWS063
KOAN Sound & Asa Sanctuary EP Oct 22, 2013 OWS064
Crookers Ghetto Guetta EP Oct 29, 2013 OWS065
Phuture Doom Phuture Doom LP Nov 5, 2013 OWS054
Teddy Killerz Teddy Massacre [a] EP Nov 12, 2013 OWS062
Seven Lions featuring Ciscandra Nostalghia Serpent of Old Single Nov 18, 2013 OWS070
Etnik Neon Daze EP Nov 19, 2013 OWS055
TC Get Down Low EP Nov 26, 2013 OWS068
I Am Legion I Am Legion Instrumentals LP Nov 29, 2013 OWS066
Alesia Andrea EP Dec 3, 2013 OWS067
What So Not Jaguar Single Dec 10, 2013 OWS071
2014 Zedd featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore Stay the Night (Zedd & Kevin Drew Extended Remix) Single Jan 14, 2014 OWS074
The M Machine Superflat Single Jan 21, 2014 OWS073
pennybirdrabbit For Love EP Feb 11, 2014 Big Beat Records
HeartsRevolution KISS Single Feb 14, 2014 OWS076
Phonat Never [a] EP Feb 18, 2014 OWS075
Dog Blood Middle Finger Pt. 2 Remix [a] EP Mar 4, 2014 Boysnoize Records / Big Beat Records
Hundred Waters Cavity Single Mar 4, 2014 OWS077
Yogi featuring Pusha T Burial Single Mar 14, 2014 OWS083
Jack Beats Beatbox EP Mar 18, 2014 OWS059
Skrillex Recess LP Mar 18, 2014 Big Beat Records
Bart B More Indigo EP Mar 25, 2014 OWS082
KOAN Sound Dynasty EP Apr 1, 2014 OWS078
Moody Good featuring Eryn Allen Kane Musicbx Single Apr 8, 2014 OWS084
HeartsRevolution Ride or Die LP Apr 15, 2014 OWS069
Hundred Waters Xtalk Single Apr 16, 2014 OWS085
Alex Metric Hope EP Apr 22, 2014 OA001
Kill Paris Foreplay EP Apr 29, 2014 OWS081
Moody Good featuring Knytro Hotplate Single May 13, 2014 OWS086
Snails & Antiserum Wild Single May 20, 2014 OWS087
Hundred Waters The Moon Rang Like a Bell LP May 27, 2014 OWS079
Moody Good Moody Good LP Jun 3, 2014 OWS080
I Am Legion I Am Legion Remixes EP Jun 17, 2014 OWS090
RL Grime & What So Not Tell Me Single Jun 24, 2014 WeDidIt / Sweat It Out!
David Heartbreak War of the Roses [a] Single Jun 26, 2014 OWS089
Skrillex & Kill The Noise featuring
Fatman Scoop and Michael Angelakos
Recess Remixes EP Jul 7, 2014 Big Beat Records
Yogi Burial EP Jul 15, 2014 OWS091
Valentino Khan In Khan We Trust EP Jul 22, 2014 OWS088
Alex Metric featuring Stefan Storm Heart Weighs A Ton Single Aug 5, 2014 Big Beat Records
Snails & heRobust Pump This Single Aug 19, 2014 OWS093
Kill Paris Foreplay Remixes EP Aug 26, 2014 OWS092
Various Artists OWSLA #BeatportDecade Electronic Compilation Aug 29, 2014 OWS098
Aryay The Lawnmower Single Sep 9, 2014 OWS097
Jack Ü featuring Kiesza Take Ü There Single Sep 16, 2014 Mad Decent / Big Beat Records
David Heartbreak While You're Waiting EP Sep 26, 2014 OWS072X
MUST DIE! Death & Magic LP Sep 30, 2014 OWS094
Carmada Maybe Single Oct 11, 2014 OWS102
Rell The Soundbender & Twine Dome Shot Single Oct 14, 2014 OWS099
Alex Metric featuring Stefan Storm Heart Weighs A Ton Remixes [a] EP Oct 19, 2014 Big Beat Records
Etnik Unclassified EP Oct 20, 2014 OWS096A
HeartsRevolution Ride or Die Remixes EP Oct 23, 2014 OWS095
Snails & Antiserum Wild Remixes EP Oct 30, 2014 OWS103BPE
Hundred Waters Down from the Rafters Remixes EP Nov 6, 2014 OWS101
The M Machine Just Like EP Nov 11, 2014 OWS105
Yogi featuring Pusha T Burial: The Remixes EP Nov 13, 2014 OWS106
David Heartbreak Rose Colored Bass LP Nov 18, 2014 OWS072-1
Skrillex Ease My Mind / Ragga Bomb Remixes EP Nov 24, 2014 Big Beat Records
Seven Lions & Xilent The Fall Single Dec 2, 2014 OWS104
MUST DIE! Hellcat Remixes EP Dec 4, 2014 OWS107
Carmada Realise EP Dec 8, 2014 OWS109
Alesia The New Order Pt. 1 EP Dec 9, 2014 OWS108
Skrillex Dirty Vibe Remixes [a] EP Dec 15, 2014 Big Beat Records
Ghastly & Mija featuring Lil' Jon Crank It Single Dec 16, 2014 OWS112
Various Artists OWSLA Presents: Eggnog Vol. 1 Compilation Dec 16, 2014 OWS100
Jack Ü featuring Kiesza Take Ü There Remixes EP Dec 23, 2014 Mad Decent / Big Beat Records
2015 Hundred Waters The Moon Rang Like A Bell Remixed LP Feb 17, 2015 OWS110
Jack Ü featuring Kiesza Take Ü There (Missy Elliott Remix) Single Feb 18, 2015 Mad Decent / Big Beat Records
Jack Ü Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü EP Feb 27, 2015 Mad Decent / Big Beat Records
Valentino Khan Deep Down Low Single Mar 5, 2015 OWS127
Getter Head Splitter Single Mar 13, 2015 OWS116
Various Artists OWSLA Spring Compilation 2015 Compilation Mar 17, 2015 OWS114
What So Not featuring George Maple Gemini Single Apr 3, 2015 OWS125
Etnik Unclassified Remixes EP Apr 9, 2015 OWS121
Carmada Maybe Remixes EP Apr 16, 2015 OWS122
The M Machine Just Like Remixes EP Apr 23, 2015 OWS123
MUST DIE! featuring Tkay Maidza Imprint Remixes EP May 7, 2015 OWS124
Jack Beats One Love Remixes EP May 12, 2015 OWS115
Kill the Noise & Tommy Trash featuring Rock City Louder Single May 12, 2015 OWS128
Carmada Maybe (Jesse Slayter VIP) Single May 18, 2015 OWS132
Getter Allegiance EP Jun 16, 2015 OWS113
Jack Ü with Justin Bieber Where Are Ü Now Remixes [a] EP Jun 16, 2015 Mad Decent / Big Beat Records
Yogi & Skrillex featuring Pusha T, Moody Good & TrollPhace Burial Single Jul 6, 2015 OWS139
Aryay Vicious EP Jul 10, 2015 OWS119
Vindata featuring Mack Getting Away Single Jul 17, 2015
Point Point Contrastive Focus Reduplication EP Jul 24, 2015 OWS138
Keith Ape featuring A$AP Ferg, Father, Dumbfoundead & Waka Flocka Flame It G Ma Remix Single Jul 27, 2015 OWS141
Basecamp Watch My Back Single Jul 31, 2015
Vindata featuring Kenzie May Wide Awake Single Aug 3, 2015
AC Slater Take the Night EP Aug 7, 2015 OWS130
Vindata Through Time and Space... EP Aug 14, 2015 OWS126
Snails & heRobust Pump This Remixes EP Aug 18, 2015 OWS118
Basecamp Greater Than EP Aug 21, 2015
Phonat featuring Jolie and the Key Fire Single Sep 18, 2015 OWS136

OWSLA/NEST Releases[edit]

Year Artist Release Type Release date Catalogue
2013 Skrillex Leaving EP Jan 2, 2013 NEST001
Birdy Nam Nam Defiant Order (Phuture Doom Remix) Single Jan 9, 2013 NEST002
Child In Disguise Funk Files Vol. 1 EP Jan 16, 2013 NEST003
Strangeloop Shapeshiftr EP Jan 23, 2013 NEST004
Rags Rags EP Feb 6, 2013 NEST005
Phantoms Phantoms EP Mar 15, 2013 NEST006
Durante Challenger EP Apr 9, 2013 NEST007
NAPT The Dockers EP Apr 25, 2013 NEST008
Nick Thayer What Props Ya Got (VIP Edit) Single Apr 30, 2013 NEST009
Worthy Crickets & Joints EP May 10, 2013 NEST010
Seven Lions
featuring Minnesota & Mimi Page
Fevers Single May 20, 2013 NEST011
Birdy Nam Nam Defiant Order Remixes Project Vol. I: DJ Pone Selects EP Jun 7, 2013 NEST012
Birdy Nam Nam Defiant Order Remixes Project Vol. II: DJ Need Selects EP Jun 14, 2013 NEST013
Birdy Nam Nam Defiant Order Remixes Project Vol. III: Crazy B Selects EP Jun 21, 2013 NEST014
Birdy Nam Nam Defiant Order Remixes Project Vol. IV: Lil' Mike Selects EP Jun 28, 2013 NEST015
A$AP Rocky
featuring Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam
Wild for the Night (Dog Blood Remix) Single Jul 12, 2013 NEST016
Blood Diamonds
featuring Dominic Lord
Barcode Pt. 2 EP Sep 13, 2013 NEST017
Icarus Steal the Sun EP Oct 10, 2013 NEST019
The Widdler Spacetime EP Dec 5, 2013 NEST020
Sluggers Phantom Fade EP Dec 11, 2013 NEST018
Stay Positive Shill / Cerebral Bore Single Dec 16, 2013 NEST021
Rags (Gremlins) EP Dec 23, 2013 NEST022
2014 Wuki Framework EP Jan 7, 2014 NEST023
Henry Fong Stand Up EP Feb 11, 2014 NEST024
AC Slater Back to the Floor EP Apr 7, 2014 NEST025
Worthy Hit Me EP Apr 21, 2014 NEST026
CRNKN The Clearing EP May 5, 2014 NEST027
NAPT Come Like This EP May 19, 2014 NEST028
Zomboy & MUST DIE! Survivors Single May 26, 2014 NEST029
Rell The Soundbender Gambozoo EP Jun 2, 2014 NEST030
Anna Lunoe Bass Drum Dealer (B.D.D) EP Jun 10, 2014 NEST031
Nobody Beats The Drum Let It Go Single Jun 16, 2014 NEST032
Champion Execution EP Jun 30, 2014 NEST033
Hush Luchtledig EP Jul 21, 2014 NEST034
Valy Mo Tokyo Bright EP Aug 18, 2014 NEST035
Riton I Am the Whisper EP Sep 2, 2014 NEST036
Durante featuring Chuck Ellis Slow Burn Single Sep 15, 2014 NEST037
ABSRDST Love in the Making EP Sep 29, 2014 NEST038
Nina Las Vegas & Swick Don't Send EP Oct 6, 2014 NEST039
Habstrakt Forward EP Oct 20, 2014 NEST040
Pelussje AH-ITE EP Nov 3, 2014 NEST041
Craig Williams It's Not Enough EP Nov 17, 2014 NEST042
Anna Lunoe B.D.D. Remixes EP Nov 24, 2014 NEST043
2015 Awe Top Gun Single Jan 12, 2015 NEST044
signal:noise & Jay Fay Trunk Single Jan 26, 2015 NEST045
S.P.Y BRSTL Hardcore EP Feb 9, 2015 NEST046
San Holo We Rise Single Feb 23, 2015 NEST047
Born Dirty featuring Kid Sister Don't Stop Get It Single Mar 9, 2015 NEST048
G-Buck ShakeLine / Toma EP Apr 20, 2015 NEST049
Moody Good This Is The Investigation EP May 20, 2015 NEST050
Albin Myers & Carli The Legend (Busy Tempo Originals) EP May 26, 2015 NEST051
Illenium I'll Be Your Reason Single Jun 8, 2015 NEST052
Buku Might Be EP Jun 22, 2015 NEST053
Rezz Insurrection EP Jul 20, 2015 NEST054

OWSLA IV Exclusives[edit]

Year Artist Release Type Release date Catalogue
2012 Various Artists 2011 Treats Compilation Dec 12, 2012 OWS028N
Various Artists 2012 Treats Compilation Dec 12, 2012 OWS029N
2013 Destructo Higher (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix) Single Dec 1, 2013
Alesia Iudas Single Dec 7, 2013
Teddy Killerz Wrong Message Single Dec 20, 2013
The M Machine Additional Faces Single Dec 24, 2013
David Heartbreak featuring Simon Sayz & Feral Is Kinky Acid Youths Remixes EP Dec 25, 2013
Various Artists 2013 Treats Compilation Dec 31, 2013
2014 Crookers Ghetto Guetta (Mess Me Remix) Single Feb 7, 2014
Phuture Doom Phuneral Phuture (Bong Ra Remix) Single Mar 13, 2014
MUST DIE! Hellcat Single Aug 25, 2014 OWS094
MUST DIE! featuring Descender Mystic Single Dec 1, 2014
YOGI featuring Pusha T Burial (Star.One Remix) Single Dec 6, 2014
Wuki Framework (VIP) Single Dec 12, 2014
Etnik Look Down The Line Single Dec 14, 2014
Culprate Deliverance LP Dec 15, 2014
Rell The Soundbender & Kayzo Skanka Single Dec 19, 2014
Jack Ü featuring Kiesza Take Ü There (L D R U Remix) Single Dec 21, 2014
KOAN Sound & Asa Tetsuo's Redemption (Billain Remix) Single Dec 23, 2014
2015 Jack Ü featuring Kiesza Take Ü There (Alesia Edit) Single Feb 12, 2015
Jack Ü featuring Kiesza Take Ü There (Awe Remix) Single Mar 10, 2015
Kodak To Graph ISA LP Mar 10, 2015
Sophie Lemonade (Durante Edit) Single Mar 30, 2015
KOAN Sound Forgotten Myths EP May 21, 2015
Yogi Tsing Tao Single Jul 28, 2015


  • A ^ Denotes a release with bonus tracks available exclusively on Drip.fm.


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