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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Ninja Tune in 2014 - The Wrap-Up

A lot has happened this year, so much so it's hard to do it all justice in one news piece, but here's to trying. Listen to the sound of Ninja Tune (and the extended label family) in 2014 via our Spotify, YouTube and SoundCloud playlists; check out our visual wrap-up here.

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Wiley - UK Tour Rescheduled for 2015

Fortunately Wiley's Snakes & Ladders tour has been rescheduled for early next year with a newly upgraded London venue, Scala, making way for some extra tickets. Find out more info here.

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Ninja Tune Staff Picks - Best of 2014

You may or may not have known that we like to impart the office stereo selections to you via our Spotify Staff Picks playlist. In any case, here's our run-down of 2014's Top 20 Albums and Top 20 Singles, in no particular order, below the drop.

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Ninjashop - Final Delivery Dates / Xmas Shutdown

The Ninjashop will be closed from 12pm GMT on Friday 19th Dec, reopening 10am GMT on Monday 5th Jan - any physical orders placed after closing time will be shipped in the new year.

UK orders placed before 19th Dec should arrive before Christmas - EU & ROW orders will now arrive after the Christmas period.

Digital orders will be available immediately throughout the holiday period.

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