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In 2011 Skrillex launched his own imprint. Here’s how it became one of the world’s biggest independent dance labels

  • Sean Griffiths
  • 14 September 2016
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Kill The Noise 'Kill The Noise' Pt 1

"Kill the Noise has been an artist we’ve worked with for years, and he’s been making dance music for a decade or so (originally making drum 'n' bass under the name Ewun). It’s been amazing to watch him grow as an artist and continually rebrand himself, always staying ahead of the game as a producer. Looking back, he’s had a consistent string of unprecedented and forward-thinking music videos, most of which won awards, but 'Kill The Noise Pt. 1' with our boy Mike Diva was the first, and it was also the first OWSLA video to hit one million plays on our YouTube."

Birdy Nam Nam 'Jaded Future' EP

"Birdy Nam Nam has been one of the most influential French acts for many years. Taking their notable turntable skills and mixing them with dancefloor music has always been a big highlight. When I first got the EP and heard the track 'Goin In' with vocals by Teki Latex (who is a massive Skrillex hater and tried to shut this project down), I immediately thought to myself: 'I gotta do a remix of this because this hook is so big I could see it having another life.' I remember flipping this track into a remix and playing it for A$AP Rocky at his studio after one of my shows. After that, the rest was history with ‘Wild For The Night’. At that time, no one was mixing hip hop and that aggressive style of production like we did. EDM and hip hop will never be the same after that track."

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