LASER HIGHWAY 27
SYNTHWAVE // DARK WAVE // ITALO // ELECTRO // 80’S AND MORE FROM THE RETRO FUTURE
LIVE: Zen Robotic
DJs: Hysteric / Glen Safari / Zerotonine
VJ: Cat Full Of Ghosts
Laser Highway takes over Loop Project Space and Bar once again to host Australia’s only night dedicated to the very best anything-with-the-word-wav
We are back with a vengeance in 2017 at a new venue, monthly schedule, opening hours, incredible sound, double the lasers, projection art, cocktail list, big screen multiplayer game space and an actual dancefloor (!!!) totransport you to your retro home away from home. We’ve prided ourselves on creating a radically inclusive alternative club night, to give you an experience that’s all about those thumping beats, synthesized basslines, the good times, a touch of nostalgia and camaraderie from your past, present and future friends that you haven’t yet met.
Join us as we shift into overdrive featuring a dream lineup that includes a live three-piece electronic outfit joining forces with three DJs masterfully spinning 80’s funk, italo disco, outrun, everything in-between and beyond the infinite soundscape of the future’s past, and the past’s future.
ZEN ROBOTIC (LIVE)
Zen Robotic are an electronic band consisting of Thom O’Leary (Lead Vocals, Keyboards), Sienna Armstrong (Bass Guitar, Synths, Backing Vocals) and Greg Drinkwater (Electronic Drumkit).
The band’s dark synth driven sound draws inspiration from acts such as Depeche Mode and New Order. While deep, thought provoking lyrics are akin to the lyrics of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.
If you know your Italo-disco, you would know George Hysteric. Famed for his vast vinyl collection of ’80s synthpop and disco obscurities, the Melbourne-based DJ has made crowds clamour on the dancefloors across Rotterdam, London, Vienna and beach parties in Italy.
Hysteric is also the man behind the Italo-disco label, Mothball Record. It’s themed CD mixes such as “Italo Estate” and the “Lost Treasures of Italo-disco” series, along with the infamous “Hot Girls of Italo-disco” and “Mothball Dance Classics” vinyl EPs (joining with Dutch label Bordello A Parigi) have now become highly sought-after rarities, having acquainted synth lovers with slamming Italo-disco gems that have remained unplayed since the early 1980s.
Specialising in boogie funk, soul & disco, Glen Safari spins records like it’s 1986. Rare bangers and soulful tunes from 80’s underground discos, he will take you on a funk odyssey back to the days of geri-curls, synthesizers and slap bass.
Zerotonine is the host, resident DJ and runs Australia’s first and only monthly club night dedicated to synthwave, outrun, electro, italo-disco, and more from the retro future: Laser Highway in Melbourne.As a labour of love, he is dedicated to providing a unique experience for music makers and fans alike.
A veteran DJ for over a decade playing too many genres internationally and at home in Australia, he is in love with arpeggiated basslines, warm synths, and driving drums; his style is inspired by 80’s movies, the Lamborghini Countach, boss fights, neon vectors, keytars, androids, reverb guitars, cosmic phenomena, bleeps and bloops. Expect a range of sonic styles to get your feet stomping and head rocking from all corners of the retro-verse.