SYNTHWAVE / ITALO / SYNTHPOP / RETRO ELECTRO
FREE ENTRY – LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND
In March, Melbourne’s synthwave institution launches into the cosmic sights and soundscapes of the retro future! We welcome back some of our favourite performers from abroad and home grown to bring you a night of pure stellar bliss from across the galaxy!
Laser Highway is Australia’s premier night located in Melbourne dedicated to the very best synthwave, 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.
SOL FLARE LIVE (UK)
Sol Flare a.k.a Dominic Wood combines 80’s synths, driving beats and soulful vocal lines to create his own unique style of Electronic Music.
Determined to forge his own path through today’s musical landscape Sol Flare draws from a large range of influence’s including 80’s/New Wave/Synthpop and underground dance music through to present day Electronic.
Sol Flare has received airplay from 6Music, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing, performed with the likes of Nightcrawler, Nina, Dream Wife, Lisbon Kid, EKKOES and Empathy Test, and played the Blue Dot and Kendal Calling festivals with a TV on London Live.
DJ SHE-RA (UK)
DJ She-Ra Princess of Power! First female synthwave DJ in the world! Coming to you via London, fresh from actual snow where she just played Sweden recently with VHS Dreams and Oscillian – breaking attendance records with 1000 people dancing till 3am! Unmissable, She-Ra will have you zooming with the stars, glowing brightly in the best neon candy colours!
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.
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 3pm 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
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.