INDUSTRIAL / EBM / DARKSYNTH / ELECTRO
Laser Highway returns to host Australia’s premier night dedicated to the very best anything-with-the-word-wave-in-it, italo-disco, outrun, retro electro, 80’s jams, games, and anything else firmly with its roots in synthesizer-based music to keep you grooving into the night! We’ve cultivated a culture that takes inspiration from the 80’s and 90’s, cyberpunk, vaporwave, deep reds/purples/blues and a bunch of sci-fi/action movie tropes into a clash of exploding sound and colour.
Laser Highway is a monthly event featuring an incredible sound system, laser light shows, projection art, cocktail list, a big screen multiplayer game space and a pounding dancefloor to transport 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, good times and a touch of nostalgia and camaraderie from your past, present and future friends that you haven’t yet met.
June is the month that Laser Highway goes to the dark side; the palm trees and Miami sunsets have been replaced with occult rituals, dystopian cityscapes and cold electronics featuring an up-and-coming EBM/industrial live duo supported by three selectors who have sacrificed their souls to the dark(synth) lords exploring darker electronic styles to feed your deepest desires!
Deader is an Industrial/EBM duo formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2017 by Scud Viney and Lou Cormick. Heavily influenced by the darker end of 80s electronic music, Deader’s sound is a combination of danceable, sweaty club mania (in the spirit of EBM groups like Front 242, Covenant and Nitzer Ebb) and hard Industrial rhythms, textures and vocals (like Skinny Puppy, Ministry and Front Line Assembly).
Deader began playing shows in September 2017 and to date have released 4 digital recordings as well as playing a number of shows with a varied roster of local and international artists including Youth Code (US), KPG (US), Diploid, Uboa and Ninja Gaijin. Their debut full length ‘The Deadening’ is slated for tape release via Cat Fight Records in June.
Neil Orchard etched out his musical path listening to the otherworldly sounds of obscure funk and European electronic music from the 70s and 80s. Exploring an array of sound archives from Belgium to Detroit and beyond, the physical journey continued though the steamy basements and factories of Melbourne’s rave scene of the 90s. Playing recently at Techno Insurgency, Big Red Bus, and Earthcore, get ready for a sci-fi trip into a tapestry of dark, atmospheric, synth-heavy, analogue sounds. “For me, the mix is what counts, rather than specific tracks or genres. How can I sculpt something fresh out of old and new sounds?” Fun fact: When people ask Neil what his favourite music is, and he replies with EBM, he has to correct people when they think he likes EDM. Big difference.
Arson Fire will be heating up the club with searing electro synths on scorching techno beats. If you like your club music dark and deep, let him immolate you.
Zerotonine is the host, resident DJ and runs Australia’s first and only monthly club night dedicated to synthwave, outrun and retro electro: Laser Highway in Melbourne. As a labour of love, he is dedicated to providing a unique experience for music makers and fans alike. He is also the co-host of www.kissfm.com.au‘s (87.6 in Melbourne) Retro Electro Show from 2pm Wednesdays AEST.
A veteran DJ and creator for over a decade playing too many genres internationally and at home in Australia, he is in love with arpeggio 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, gated drums, 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.
9PM – LATE
LOOP PROJECT SPACE AND BAR
23 MEYERS PLACE
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
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We acknowledge that this event takes place on the traditionally owned land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin alliance, to whom sovereignty has never been ceded, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging.