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

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