Over the years, Modular has had a host of hits grace the triple j Hottest 100 charts. With the big 20th anniversary celebrations and voting frenzy on now, its the perfect time to relive some magic from the past.
We're combing through past Hottest 100 lists, cross-referencing it with our back catalogue of classics and putting together a series of playlists to take a trip down memory lane with. First up is the early years of Modular (2000 to 2005), featuring the likes of The Avalanches, Wolfmother, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more.
Vote for your favourite tracks of the past 20 years over on triple j. Head on over to the Modular YouTube Channel to get your full daily dosage of goodness as the week progresses. Watch the previous days playlists after the jump.
Tame Impala's highly sought after EP will be getting a loving re-release on 12" red vinyl. Cut Copy's debut album Bright Like Neon Love will be getting it's first long overdue vinyl release with redesigned artwork from frontman Dan Whitford.
Grab both now in strictly limited quantities from the ModShop.
Circle pit in the Mod office. They don't make them like this anymore.
Did you know that before boss man Steve Pavlovic started the label 15 years ago, he was promoting Australian tours for seminal bands like Fugazi, Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Mudhoney, Sonic Youth, Pavement and Shellac? An important community service - these shows changed lives, including a young Tim Hoey (Cut Copy) who witnessed Fugazi tear apart the Lismore RSL. Read on below.
Last month Cut Copy's Dan Whitford bounced out of the recording studio armed with his A-game and a bag of club heaters for a Boiler Room web cam takeover. Recorded for prosperity, it's a layered document of perfectly woven euphoric dance music and awkward people watching. Works on many levels!
Are these selections the foundation of Cut Copy's follow-up to Zonoscope? Only time will tell.
While his band-mates are enjoying a well-deserved rest before embarking on their next album, Ben Browning, bass player for Cut Copy, has released a solo side project.
His debut EP 'Lover Motion' features cameos and collaborations with Architecture in Helsinki's Gus Franklin and Haima Marriott, and Cut Copy's own Dan Whitford and is out now on the band's label, Cutters Records.
Ben's on the road through-out April and May with a string of dates across America, more info here.
On Saturday night before the 54th Grammy Awards, Modular and Puma co-hosted a get-together at the Penthouse Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood to celebrate Cut Copy's nomination.
Fellow label-mates Bag Raiders, Beni and local friends, Poolside, pulled out their best party jams. The guests of honour, Cut Copy also got behind the decks while friends Diplo, Digitalism, Kelis, Robyn, Reggie Watts, Midnight Juggernauts and many more turned up to make it quite a special night. Big shout out to our sponsors Puma, Bushmills, and Kanon Vodka for all their help in making Saturday night a killer night
Cut Copy's Tim Hoey has stepped up to the plate today and narrowed some of his favourite songs from the past year into a list.
We gave him the somewhat awkward challenge of listing eight of the best "experimental" - or at least - not mainstream - pop songs of the year. He saw our challenge and raised us with eight simply excellent songs. Enjoy.
This is the band's first Grammy nomination and bookends a phenomenal year that saw Cut Copy play to audiences across the globe, including a thundering Coachella set and headlining slot at Austin City Limits.
In celebration of this achievement, we're giving away a remix of the album closing track, 'Sun God', remixed by UK producer Andy Weatherall.
Cut Copy - Sun God (Andrew Weatherall Remix) by modularpeople
The Sun God single, with two remixes by Andrew Weatherall, will be available in digital and vinyl formats on Jan 20th (AUS), Jan 23rd (UK/EU), and Jan 24th (US).
Fresh from scoring an ARIA earlier in the week, now comes the news that 'Zonoscope' is up for 'Best Dance/Electronica Album' in the 54th Grammy Awards on Feb 12, 2012.
As the Australian label for Robyn we're also pretty psyched to see 'Body Talk' and 'Call Your Girlfriend' in the mix too.
A huge congratulations to Robyn and the Cut Copy boys. What can we say? We're proud as punch.
The musical lovechild of Melbournite Dan Whitford, Cut Copy was originally a solo project for Whitford to exercise his love of sampling and instrumental hip-hop.