SYNTHWAVE / DREAMWAVE / OUTRUN / VAPORWAVE
Summer is fast approaching! We love fast cars, palm trees and pastels – so we’ve crafted an event to pay homage to the retro summertime spirit by inviting Laser Highway fave OG synthwave wunderkind Jordan F launching a bunch of new material! Supporting the legend is an international smorgasboard of selectors and a visual artist plying their wares across Brazil, Germany, Spain, Italy and more. Our fans are not going want to miss this one!
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.
We run monthly events 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.
JORDAN F (SYDNEY)
Jordan F is a producer from Sydney, Australia who makes 80’s electronic music with a modern fidelity. Starting out at the beginning of the second wave of dreamwave artists (the scene that had just come off MySpace) he was picked up by Rosso Corsa Records (home to Mitch Murder, Lazerhawk and Miami Nights 1984).
After flexing his musical muscles on numerous remixes and an EP, his debut album ‘Slipstream’ was finally released in 2014. This was followed up in quick succession with the release of his sophomore album ‘Timelines’ in 2016. Both releases strengthened Jordan’s reputation as a producer with a knack for retro flair without the constructions of genre.
2017 saw his music featured in the Netflix psychological thriller ‘Death Note’, while also releasing a collaboration EP with Sydney duo Vast Hill. In the wake of 2018 he released his third full length album ‘Oblivion’ – an adventure into spacey, ominous sounds and Lovecraftian horror.
His fourth full length album is planned for release in early 2020.
Originally from Melbourne, but now residing in Berlin, Germany, Voin is a musician, DJ & co-creator of the infamous ‘Blitz Club’ (2010 – 2013), Berlin’s Germanys first and only New Romantic inspired escapade into synthesized music and clubbing spectacle.
Voin has played Berlin venues such as Berghain, Horst Kreuzberg, Cosmonaut, About Blank, Bi Nuu, Cookies with additional shows around Europe for Laroboterie Italy, Spellbound & Dark Allies Amsterdam, Kaiku in Helsinki and is currently the resident DJ at Worm nightclub in Rotterdam, Netherlands plus Leipzig’s, Germany’s Lumiere Bleue parties at I.F.Z. Synthetica is the name of Voin’s current event that is held monthly at Berlin’s Festsaal Kreuzberg.
Voin’s DJ sets usually cover the more darker and lighter dreamlike dance orientated side of Synth and beyond. Prepare to be transported.. emotionally.
Ed Vice is no stranger to retro sounds. Having played gigs in the last ten years ranging from 80s synthpop to glam metal to freestyle, it was no surprise when he entered the synthwave world – and never left. ED hosted one of the first retrowave nights in Brazil for three years before moving to Melbourne. His sets mix recent synthwave classics with hidden gems of the retrowave scene.
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
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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.