SYNTHWAVE / DARKSYNTH / FUTURESYNTH / ELECTRO
Halloween comes early to the haunted house of Laser Highway, where Dream Warriors battle against Freddy Krueger, camp counsellors fight Jason Vorhees and a plucky young Laurie Strode survives Michael Myers’ onslaught! Come dance, drink and play to your rapidly beating heart’s content with one of the most electrifying dreadwave acts this country has ever seen, rounded out by selectors, one of which is launching his brand new futuresynth EP! Dressing for the occasion is encouraged!
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.
DEDDERZ (NSW – LIVE)
They Came From Beyond to Party Like It was the Year 2099…
Dedderz are an Australia-based electronic-rock duo, consisting of performers, MANEK DEBOTO & NUKE PUKE ‘EM, Transmitting dream-wired cyborg-pop & their own brand of dreadwave-laced futuristic-thrillers from a freaky trans-dimensional home entertainment system, fighting against the drone of bad static that’s filling the airways.
Their first incarnation as Dedderz: Masterz of Dreadwave (MOD), sees the duo teaming up with a plethora of talented synthwave producers from around the globe to collaborate on their ‘next level’ series of releases, including GosT (Blood Music), Cluster Buster, VHS Dreams (Future 80’s Records), Python Blue, Ron Cannon, KickPuncher (NewRetroWave), Irving Force, Batch Sound & more, along with visual artists, Rolly Rocket, Chris Faccone, and Blood & Chrome.
Their sophomore album, ‘The Next Mutation’, which features the theme song from Troma Entertainment’s latest release, Return to Nuke’Em High Vol 2 continues with their vision, growing an even bigger production team, such as Hollywood Burns (Blood Music), Battlejuice, Python Blue, Irving Force, Neoslave, Microchip Terror, Cluster Buster, Citizen Clone, and cover art by Ben G. Adams (Regular Show, Disney, Cartoon Network).
FUTURE FATE (EP Launch)
A prophecy foretold of the coming of Okimra. It tells that at the precipice of the technological era an AI will rise to consume the world of man. Our dependence on technology had made the entity all powerful and its thirst to destroy had led to the destruction of every major city on earth. It is a sum total machine, a dystopian symbiote, that powers itself by sucking up and assimilating every mechanical thing in its path. Its destructive power is matched only by its disdain for all living things.
The Mechanism was created by the father of AI to safeguard humanity against an uprising. After his untimely death it was thought that all hope was lost in the war against Okimra. The Mechanism could only be activated by one who was worthy of the knowledge it held within. A series of tasks would have to be completed in order to activate the mechanism, and with mankind on the brink of destruction, a legendary hero would need to rise in order to decipher the mechanism and save the planet. To be continued….
Future Fate will be performing a special DJ set featuring a tracklist of wholly original creations.
Gigavolt has been producing and mixing synth wave, outrun, and electro since 2008. Most recognisable from the wearable tech he wears to Laser Highway, his sound fuses the 80’s neon future with classic cyberpunk themes, always with a heavy beat and lots of drama.
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