SYNTHWAVE / CYBERPUNK / ELECTRO / INDUSTRIAL
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.
In August, we’re unshackling from the optimistic retro future and taking a trip to the grim acid rain-slicked streets of the year 20XX! Whip out your Ono-Sendai Cyberdecks, tool up with your best smartlink handcannon, call in muscle from your best Razorgirl and prepare to raid mega-corporations in the way that hurts them the most: their data. Leading the charge through the Matrix are Melbourne-based cyberpunk heroes SIRUS playing a very special instrumental-only set as a duo! Running support operations to guide you through walls of Black ICE are three DJs putting their lives on the line to give you a party you won’t soon forget.
SIRUS (LIVE INSTRUMENTAL SET)
SIRUS is a Cyberpunk music project based in Melbourne, Australia.
Long regarded as one of Melbourne’s leading Electro-Industrial bands, SIRUS is gaining traction internationally thanks to their uncompromising efforts in production and experimentation with hybrid electronica.
With influences spanning EDM, Synthwave, and World Music, and with each live performance including unique arrangements of content not present in any recorded material, SIRUS are a force to be reckoned with.
Sharing the stage with scene heavyweights such as 3Teeth, Combichrist, Hocico, Grendel, Aesthetic Perfection and Savant, to name just a few, they now reach out to conquer even more sonic territory- this time through a hybrid live mix of their instrumental discography.
Producer/Vocalist Josh Rombout and Keytarist/DJ Andrew Waugh will be delving into the SIRUS archives to summon the more eclectic parts of their dance music side.
D-GEN was first recognised as a Jungle & Techno DJ at underground events and raves in the early New Zealand electronica scene during the mid nineties, immediately driving for the breakbeat sound as he designed sets of low profile, hard hitting music evolving through Drum & Bass / breakbeat and into Tech House & retro inspired Electro. Sam also is the founding member for Kiss FM’s Retro Electro Show that he hosts with Zerotonine!
Making his return to Laser Highway since moving to Melbourne from Sydney, TESSEL is a DJ and designer inspired by all things Outrun, Cyberpunk, fast cars and outer space. He’ll bring an eclectic mix of everything cyberpunk and outrun to the mixtable, crank some pounding beats and trippy soundscapes.
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.