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Laser Highway: Monsters Around Us LIVE (QLD) / Encrypter / Kissekatt

10 September 2022 9:00 pm

DARKSYNTH // METALWAVE // DARK ELECTRO // EBM

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LOOP BAR – 10TH OF SEPTEMBER 2022 9PM TIL LATE

PRESALE $19.90 – DOOR $25 – TIX ON SALE THURSDAY 25TH AUGUST 10AM AEST

ACTS: MONSTERS AROUND US LIVE (QLD) / ENCRYPTER / KISSEKATT / ZEROTONINE

VJ: A COMIC BOOK VILLAIN

How has 2022 gone by without us doing a darksynth party? It’s about damn time we fixed this egregious error and bring you one of the noisiest metalsynth acts the southern hemisphere has ever witnessed. Fusing the crunchiest guitars with maniacal IDM-style beats, you will be headbanging with gusto as our featured artist takes the stage. Rounding out the linup we’ve assembled the finest in dark disco delights, and visual art to match.

Laser Highway parties are safe and radically inclusive events for people of all walks of life. We’re dedicated to presenting the nano-wire edge of alternative electronic music: soft, hard, light or dark. We take inspiration from nostalgia, fantasy, science-fiction, video games and more with high production values and a robust visual style in splashes of vibrant sound and colour. We encourage our patrons to express themselves in however they feel comfortable as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others. Tech-wearables, cool (safe) props and all the neon LEDs, EL Wire and clothing encouraged.

THE LINEUP
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MONSTERS AROUND US (QLD – LIVE)

Extreme Electronic Music for a less civilized age. Founded in 2017 by ex-The Schoenberg Automaton vocalist Colin Cadell as an exploration in blending noise, glitch, edm/idm, metal and various other electronic and extreme genres.

Monsters Around Us have since performed at Laser Highway in Melbourne and been guest support for Perturbator in Brisbane on his 2020 tour.

Monsters Around Us have also continued to collaborate and innovate in the extreme electronic/metalwave scene working with guest artists from the international metal scene.

Monsters has collaborated with:
Matt McGachy – Cryptopsy/Vox and Hops podcast (Vocals)
Jared Klein – Rivers of Nihil/Flub (Drums)
Pierre Danel – Kadinja/Novelists (Guitar)
Chad Kapper – Frontierer (Vocals)
Owen Hughes – Ex-Frontierer/Komoru (Drums)

Welcome to the new age of extremity.

https://www.monstersaroundus.bandcamp.com

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ENCRYPTER

Encrypter is a hardware-focused composer, producer, and performer of dark electronic music.

His obsession with texture and processing recorded sound developed early and he whiled away his younger years making field recordings on a cheap Walkman as fodder for creating garbled soundscapes through cheap guitar effects. Thankfully, in the many years since, he has somewhat refined his craft and now dabbles in a range of dark and moody electronica. From electro to techno and jungle to ambient. All crafted with a focus on the atmospheric side of electronics and based around hardware synths and drum machines.

His previous performances for Laser Highway have seen him play DJ sets of dark techno and EBM, as well as performing live rescores of the movies Dawn of The Dead and Aliens using his rig of hardware machines. 2022 saw the release of ALIENS LiVe-426, a live album of edited cuts from his 2021 rescore for Laser Highway.

Encrypter performs occasionally as a DJ or live act and splits his time between writing and releasing music, running the SEQARP record label, and working in music education.”

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/76EBp6d3pDWAPiCkhRI9Wx…
https://encrypter.bandcamp.com/album/aliens-live-426
https://www.instagram.com/theencrypter/

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KISSEKATT

DJ Kissekatt is an alternative DJ with a preference for all things ominous and spooky, with minimal genre limitations. They have an eclectic music collection full of crowd favourites and undiscovered gems, sure to get the audience going.

They started DJ’ing in 2017, and have been practicing music and music theory for 10 years beforehand, making the move of going behind the decks to share the love of other musicians an incredibly exciting move.

They found 2020’s various lockdowns a perfect opportunity to start building an online fan base from streaming, leaking into real life performance.

https://www.twitch.tv/dj_kissekatt

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ZEROTONINE

Zerotonine is the resident DJ and runs Australia’s first monthly club night dedicated to synthwave, cyberpunk, retro electro plus all manner of niche underground electronic music: Laser Highway in Naarm (Melbourne). As a labour of love, he is dedicated to providing a unique experience for music makers and fans alike.

A veteran DJ and creator for over 15 years 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 sci-fi and horror cinema, the Lamborghini Countach, boss fights, neon vectors, keytars, androids, power stance guitar solos, cosmic phenomena, bleeps and bloops.

Zerotonine’s influences come from far and wide through his musical awakening: 90s rave, industrial metal, progressive house, nuskool breaks, tech-funk, french touch, indie dance and psychedelia.
His enormous collection encompasses mid-tempo cyber slayers, satanic dark synth, glittery future disco, italo body music, toulousian trancey techno, sensual synth funk, high energy left-field house, night driving outrun, chorus-laden retrowave vocal anthems and much more from the underground.

Expect a range of sonic styles to get your feet stomping, heart pumping and hands raised throwing horns from all corners of the universe.

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