Modcast #161: Shine 2009


Kick back in the Eurozone with Shine 2009's Sami Suova as he flicks through a timeless selection of 90s drum'n'bass, trip hop and r'n'b mixed with modern sensations. Part nostalgia session, part mining boom of neglected hits, 100% taste.

The Finnish duo's stellar Our Nation album drops October 15 on Cascine in North America and Modular internationally. We sit down with the band's smooth and confidently cool voice below to discus their fateful meeting and collaboration with Paula Abdul.

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September 19, 2013 at 5:35pm in modcast, Shine 2009


Listen: Shine 2009 - Older

Listen: Shine 2009 - Older

Pitchfork were on target when describing Shine 2009 as an "easy, midtempo shake of clubby 1990s pop, evoking the atmosphere of dark discotheques rather than the beaches of Ibiza". The Finnish duo of Sami Suova and Mikko Pykari drip feed Older, the second single from their impending album Our Nation, an infectious blend of Scandinavian carefree breeze and jungle breaks.

Our Nation drops October 15 on Cascine in North America and Modular internationally. With the album glued to the Mod HQ stereo, we're excited to soon be sharing it with you.

September 12, 2013 at 1:00pm in news, Shine 2009


Listen: Shine 2009 - Eurozone

It's with great pleasure that Modular welcomes Finnish duo Shine 2009 to the fold, with the upcoming release of their single Eurozone, ahead of a splendid album later in 2013.

Shine 2009, the pairing of Sami Suova and Mikko Pykari, released their debut album Realism in 2011, via their own label Expo in Finland, and Cascine in the US. Eurozone will be the first step into a new future, via Modular Recordings in Australia, the UK and Europe.

August 8, 2013 at 12:58pm in news, Shine 2009


  Shine 2009

Shine 2009