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Parent company Warner Music Group
Founded August 17, 2011 (2011-08-17)
Founder Skrillex (Sonny Moore)
Status Active
Distributor(s) Atlantic Records Group[1]
Country of origin United States
Location Los Angeles, California
Official website www.owsla.com

OWSLA is a record label[2] and creative collective[3] founded by Sonny "Skrillex" Moore and co-founded by Tim "Bitvargen" Smith, Kathryn Frazier, and Clayton Blaha. Skrillex announced the label on 17 August 2011.[4] The label's first release was Porter Robinson's Spitfire, which reached number one on Beatport.[5]

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.[6] The 19-track sequel was released on the record label on March 13, 2012 and also included KOAN Sound, The M Machine, Ghastly, Zardonic and Alvin Risk among many others.[7]

The name "OWSLA" is a reference to Richard Adams' fantasy novel Watership Down which is about a group of anthropomorphized rabbits who live in a Sandleford warren.[8]


  1. ^ "Atlantic Records Group Scores At 55th Annual Grammy Awards; Label Group’s Big Winners Include Fun., Skrillex, Zac Brown Band, And Halestorm". Warner Music Group. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Skrillex Announces Launch of OWSLA Label". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  3. ^ Moore, Sonny (27 February 2016). "OWSLA Radio 03". OWSLA Radio. Apple Music/Beats1. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Saliba, Emmanuelle (17 August 2011). "Skrillex Announces Launch of OWSLA Label". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Porter Robinson on Beatport". Beatport.com. 
  6. ^ Free Treats Volume: 001 at Discogs
  7. ^ OWSLA Presents Free Treats Vol. 2 at Discogs
  8. ^ "The Origins of 10 Iconic Names in Dance Music". EDM.com. 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2016-11-03. 

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