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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The Bug vs. Earth 'Boa/Cold' 12" Out Now

The Bug's long-awaited collaboration with drone lords Earth on the Boa/Cold 12" is available in North America today for Black Friday. Order your copy from Amazon or pick up in-store at any Record Store Day retailer.

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Young Fathers Announce New Single 'Soon Come Soon'

"Soon Come Soon lives on its own, it's not part of an album: this is a singular single. DEAD is not dead and this is a reminder... - Big Dada's Young Fathers have a new single on the horizon - listen here & order from the Ninjashop / iTunes

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Black Friday Sale - 20% Off All Orders

Cue Black Friday klaxon... Pick up 20% off all orders at the Ninjashop from now through Saturday 29 November at midday - redeem the code BLACKFRIDAY20 at the checkout.

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Solid Steel Radio - 28-11-14 - Tessela, Druid Cloak

Tessela steps up in Hour 1 with a weighty selection of Jerome Hill, Dan Physics, Helena Hauff and Floorplan ahead of Druid Cloak in Hour 2 with a genre-eschewing mix-down of loose breaths of beatless compositions.

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