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Skrillex's ambitions go beyond music to empire-building: Inside his Nest in Chinatown

Skrillex's ambitions go beyond music to empire-building: Inside his Nest in Chinatown

Electronic music producer Skrillex has over the last few months become an expert at dodging Chinatown traffic.

The EDM hitmaker, who since his rise in the early '10s is responsible for massive, moment-defining records in collaboration with Justin Bieber, Diplo, Rick Ross and dozens of others, has been renovating one of the most prominent buildings in the neighborhood.

Located in the northernmost tip of downtown Los Angeles, the 28-year-old artist born Sonny Moore is building a creative hub that he calls the Nest. It already houses his thriving music and apparel label OWSLA, and is the future home of a high-end recording studio.  

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