Modular Does by:Larm

by:Larm is an annual gathering of emerging Nordic talent combined with a selection of heavy international players for five days of gigs, clubbing and seminars in Oslo, Norway. This year, in addition to keynote guests like James Murphy and John Cale and a lineup that includes Andre Bratten, Axel Boman, Erlend Oye, Genius Of Time, Jenny Hval and Kate Boy, we've been invited to host a night on the Red Bull stage showcasing what's commonly known as the Modular Nordic Trinity - CEO, Young Dreams and Shine 2009.



February 10, 2014 at 3:29pm in news, Shine 2009, Young Dreams, ceo

Listen: Shine 2009 - Older (Tokyo Hands Remix)

North Carolina-based producer Tokyo Hands has delivered Modular's first remix of the year, for Finnish duo Shine 2009. It's a cranking, beat filled reworking of the single Older, from the album Our Nation.

Our Nation by Shine 2009 is out now digitally and physically.

January 9, 2014 at 2:47pm in news, Shine 2009

Recommends: Sami Suova (Shine 2009) Best of 2013

Recommends: Sami Suova (Shine 2009) Best of 2013

"In year 2013 I released an album with Shine 2009, did a decent amount of touring/traveling and made some songs that i'm really excited about. But most importantly, in 2013 I was introduced to some excellent new artists and became friends with the best people in the world. This list is about my favorite people of 2013"

1. Elo Suova

My son was born in late August. He'll be the voice of generation alpha.


December 17, 2013 at 2:01pm in recommends, Shine 2009

Watch: Shine 2009s Modular Studio Session

Finnish duo Shine 2009 have just wrapped up a European tour supporting label mates Cut Copy, sharing their Modular Studio Session for all those who couldn't catch them live.

The pop duo took us into their rehearsal space in Helsinki, breezing through five tracks from their recently released album Our Nation. This latest instalment of the series follows on from loved deliveries by Tame Impala and Young Dreams.

December 13, 2013 at 2:34pm in news, Shine 2009

Read: Shine 2009 x Cut Copy Interview


The following article is an excerpt from the first issue of our newspaper Modulations. Available at this week's Independent Label Market in London alongside the limited edition 12" of Erol Alkan's Tame Impala rework, the free press features music and art recommended by the broad Modular family, interviews with artists Asger Carlson and Hattie Stewart, and plenty more.

In October this year Helsinki duo Shine 2009 released their 2nd album and their first on Modular Recordings, 'Our Nation'. In November Cut Copy released their 4th record, 'Free Your Mind'. Cut Copy invited Shine 2009 to open for them on their European tour so it seemed like an opportune time to introduce the two groups before they spend three weeks on the road together. Glen Goetze from Modular connected Sami Suova of Shine 2009 with Dan Whitford of Cut Copy.

[22/10/13 18:29:11] Glen Goetze: Glen Goetze a ajouté Sami Suova à cette conversation


November 28, 2013 at 5:20pm in news, Cut Copy, Shine 2009

Watch: Shine 2009 - No Thanks (Modular Studio Session)

Finnish duo Shine 2009 unveil an intimate studio recording of their track 'No Thanks'. The video documents their rehearsal room slaving as they prepare to hit the road with Cut Copy across the UK and Europe later this month. Don't miss them in the flesh below.

Shine 2009 European tour (supporting Cut Copy)

26 Nov London, UK - The Oval Space
28 Nov Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Atelier
29 Nov Belgium, Brussels - Beursschouwburg
30 Nov Paris, France - Trabendo
01 Dec Melkweg, Netherlands - Old Room
03 Dec Cologne, Germany - Gebaude
04 Dec Berlin, Germany - Prince Charles
10 Dec Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
11 Dec Malmo, Sweden - Kulturbolaget
12 Dec Gothenburg, Sweden - Pusterviksteatern
13 Dec Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega

'No Thanks' is lifted off the addictive album for your endless summer 'Our Nation'. Pick it up here.

November 15, 2013 at 1:28pm in news, Shine 2009

Listen: Shine 2009 - Older (Mary Magdalene Remix)

Enigmatic producer Mary Magdalene emerges bleary-eyed from an early morning visit to Shoom with this slo-mo, oceanic rework of a highlight from the Finnish group's new album, out now on Modular Recordings (UK/EU/AUS) and Cascine (US).

Shine 2009's album 'Our Nation' dropped this month, with Pitchfork crediting their "elegant, crisp art-pop funk". You can get the album via iTunes here.

October 24, 2013 at 12:15pm in news, Shine 2009

Stream: Shine 2009 - Older (Null Remix)

Breaking weather report - Shine 2009's eternal summer soundtrack 'Our Nation' is out now through Modular (UK/Europe/Australia) and Cascine (US). Hit your favourite record store on route to the beach or grab it from iTunes.

Melbourne producer Null treats the Finnish duo's breakbeat Euro-pop album cut 'Older' like putty with his bass dropping reshape. Dummy summed it up perfectly - "his remix opens on gratuitous, jungle-style samples before exploding into a rather ridiculous but undeniably grin-inducing splash of colourful acid basslines, snare rolls, piano stabs, and rave breaks".

October 15, 2013 at 4:05pm in news, Shine 2009

Stream: Shine 2009 - Our Nation

Stream: Shine 2009 - Our Nation

Finnish electronic weirdos Shine 2009 are about to release their sophomore album, Our Nation. Ahead of the release this Friday in Australia, and next Monday (UK), Tuesday (USA on Cascine), Dazed Digital are streaming the album in full.

In more shiny news, the band have announced details of an expansive European tour. They'll be supporting Cut Copy on 11 dates, including a sold-out show at London's Oval Space on Nov 26th. Remaining tickets for most dates are available via now.

November 26: London, UK - The Oval Space
November 28: Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Atelier
November 29: Belgium, Brussels - Beursschouwburg
November 30: Paris, France - Trabendo
December 1: Melkweg, Netherlands - Old Room
December 3: Cologne, Germany - Gebaude
December 4: Berlin, Germany - Prince Charles
December 10: Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
December 11: Malmo, Sweden - Kulturbolaget
December 12: Gothenburg, Sweden - Pusterviksteatern
December 13: Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega

October 9, 2013 at 12:28pm in news, Shine 2009

Watch: Shine 2009 - Older

Double feature! Our latest signing Shine 2009's have unveiled a gun-toting, drug-pushing, senior citizen-supplying video for Older, directed by Eugene Kortyarenko.

They've also just announced an expansive European tour supporting Cut Copy on 11 dates including a sold-out show at London's Oval Space on November 26. Coming to a city near some of you. Pick a date below.


September 20, 2013 at 4:46pm in news, Shine 2009

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