SYNTHWAVE // ITALO // OUTRUN // RETRO ELECTRO
PUBLIC HOLIDAY EVE – FREE ENTRY
Laser Highway returns to host Australia’s premier night dedicated to the very best anything-with-the-word-wav
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.
This month, we pay tribute to one of the hardest working people in synthwave, SelloRekT /LA Dreams, by hosting a vinyl launch event for his new compilation, ‘Turbo Quest”! Produced by Mothball Record with track selections from Zerotonine, what better way is there to celebrate than to feature long-form DJ sets by three super selectors focusing on filling the dancefloor and keeping it pounding ’til the early morn’!? We are undertaking this mission, nay, this QUEST to make sure your feet don’t stop moving until your heart gives out. Or, you know, when the venue closes. It’s also the day before a public holiday, so there’s even more excuse to come out due to the long weekend!
Following on from 2015’s “Dreamatic” EP by FM Attack is the belated next chapter in Mothball’s ‘Turbo’ series, dedicated to the best in contemporary synthwave. Sellorekt / LA Dreams is one of the most prolific and consistent artists in the genre, with a musical oeuvre spanning more than 30 albums. This 6 track EP has been carefully selected to make a thematically cohesive and exhilarating listening experience with maximum replay value.
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.
DJ PHILLIPS HEAD
No ordinary screwdriver: enter the world of Phillips Head (real name Patrick Adams – not to be confused with legendary P&P/producer of the same name). Born and raised in Geelong eons ago but now (semi)-residing in Melbourne, P. Head thrives in working and utilising many wonders contained in the toolbox, a wide-spectre of sounds spanding across different magnitudes such as prog-rock, AOR, cosmic, electro, italo, boogie, new beat, minimal-synth, Chi-house, et al.
“[Phillips Head] is one tall drink of water, whose musical taste is as refreshing as the aforementioned beverage. Like water, his DJ’ing can change shape to fit into any environment. He can keep it icy cool or bring it to the boil. He’s also made up of roughly 60% water.” – Leo James.
Mix under the “Italian-inspired” alias Patrizo Adamo:https://soundcloud.com/
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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