Ewan Robertson 1985-2012

Ewan Robertson 1985-2012

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Ewan Robertson aka Offshore has died. Ewan has been a stalwart of the Big Dada label for many years, first as a volunteer while he studied graphic design at St Martins, secondly, with Oscar Bauer, as one of the greatest designers ever to work for Ninja Tune or Big Dada, responsible for iconic covers such as the Wiley 'black playground' image for Playtime Is Over, the Roots Manuva slime-head for Slime & Reason and Bonobo's Black Sands triptych. Lastly, Ewan became one of Big Dada's recording artists as Offshore, when he played us some of the music he was working on and we were once again blown away by his talent and the originality of his vision. 

An incredibly subtle man, part of his talent was to make difficult things look easy. His recent record, Bake Haus, was one such example, apparently thrown off without breaking a sweat, but actually the result of considerable thought and skill - the minimalism a deliberate choice, beautifully delivered on. He was also, in addition to his many talents, one of the finest individuals we have had the honour of working with - straightforward, positive, funny and understated, he was a proper gent. We will miss him terribly and send all our love to Jen and his family, whose loss is so much greater.



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Offshore - 'Bake Haus' Out Now

Please be upstanding, ladies and gentleman, for the one, the only Offshore! 

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Offshore - 'Bake Haus' Out Now

Offshore's new mini album Bake Haus is out today via Big Dada. 

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Offshore - 'Bake Haus' Out 5 November

Offshore is set to release his new mini album Bake Haus on 5 Novembervia Big Dada. You can hear a preview of the album over on FACT.

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Ninja Tune & Big Dada Curating Rizlab Stage at Bestival 2012

This weekend, Ninja Tune and Big Dada will be curating the Rizlab stage at Bestival.

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Evy Jane Share "Nothing So Great" from 'Closer' EP

The Vancouver duo share Nothing So Great from their debut release for Ninja Tune, a simply magical combination of synths rising gradually from heavy to urgent with commanding vocals describing the dark aftermath of sex - listen below.

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Premiere: Mr. Scruff - We Are Coming (Max Graef Remix)

Scruff recruits German wunderkind Max Graef to remix the standout album cut We Are Coming, taken from Scruff's upcoming 12" single released 8 September - Ninjashop / iTunes

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Dorian Concept Shares New Single "Ann River, Mn" From New Album 'Joined Ends'

Another snippet of the long-awaited new Dorian Concept album arrives in the form of glistening, slow-burner, Ann River, Mn, streaming via SPIN. Joined Ends is released on 20 October 2014.

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New Music from Moiré, FaltyDL, The Bug & Mr. Scruff

With the debut Moiré album out this week, listen to Shelter tracks via our Spotify New Releases playlist, plus new material from FaltyDL, The Bug and Mr. Scruff's upcoming 12" - Spotify / Rdio / Deezer

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