Taken from the album ‘Offshore’, released 14th August 2015 via Big Dada.
Director: Lali Cienfuegos
“The first time I met Ewan was up a council estate with some random rappers in Forest Hill, South London. He didn’t quite fit in: tall lanky, ruffled up hair, and that unmistakable well-to-do Scottish accent. He was busy making beats using fruity loops while I was among the random rappers loving the sound of my voice. We struck a chord, on what was the beginning of a friendship that much later crossed oceans. He was still sending me beats and jokes a couple of weeks before he died. This is where I start croaking…”
Two and a half years on from the sad and untimely passing of Ewan Robertson aka Offshore, we can announce the release of a last album from the Aberdonian musician and designer. The tracks for the new record, ‘Offshore’ were all more or less completed before his death in 2012. His family, his partner and Big Dada have pieced the album together as close to his original intentions as they could manage, to create a suite of music which in its openness, beauty, humour and joyfulness, both hints at what Ewan could have gone on to achieve, and celebrates what a unique and lovely human being and musician he was.
In addition, artists including Ikonika, Amon Tobin, Blue Daisy, Slugabed, Mamiko Moto, Lockah and Enchante have all contributed remixes and expect videos and photographs from long time collaborators.
All profits from the record are to go to the Marfan Trust (marfantrust.org) at his family’s choosing, it was the condition that affected Ewan.
The sadness felt by those who knew and loved Ewan is still very real, but this record is a chance to celebrate what a unique and talented individual he was. In that spirit, please enjoy your first taste of the record, “Off Peak”.