The sound of Helsinki's Shine 2009 and their debut EP, Associates, formed the very foundation of Cascine. As the story goes: Sami Suova and Mikko Pykari from the band approached Sandra Croft, a publicist who was then working for beloved Swedish label Service, with Associates. She loved the tracks and shared them with Jeff who was also helping with Service. As soon as he heard the music, Jeff flipped out and considered starting Cascine to release the EP. Also that summer, Magnus Wahlström from defunct Gothenburg greats, Boat Club, was getting his pilot's license in America and hanging out with Jeff a bunch in LA. Magnus' encouragement provided the final boost in making Cascine a reality. Sandra hopped on board and the label was off.
Over the past seven years, Shine 2009 and Cascine have collaborated on numerous albums, singles and side projects. Their work together continues.