SYNTHWAVE / SYNTHROCK / OUTRUN / RETRO ELECTRO
14 APRIL 2018 – FREE ENTRY
Acts: Pselodux (LIVE) / Ricky Summer (LIVE) / Gigavolt / Zerotonine
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.
April is a live act bonanza that covers the breadth of styles within the retro revival movement, from dreamwave to straight-up synth metal. No matter your preference, you’ll have an awesome reason to be there! Of course, your fan favourite DJs will round out the night, the tall cyberpunk laserhawk wielder and the other short sweaty one who daggy dances until close! Joining us on VJ duties is Odious, one third of Melbourne-based synth-wizard trio GAMER MUSIC who has amassed the most on-point professional retrowave loops that I have not seen anywhere else (ie. tumblr). You will be amazed!
Pselodux takes an arsenal of cosmic electronics, power drums and heavy riffs, and smashes them into progressive synth metal, while also paying respect to surf disco classics from the early 80s.
Armed with a new axe designed for optimal chug and wail, Pselodux’s performance will take you to another planet and back again.
RICKY SUMMER (LIVE)
One fateful night at a local Melbourne pub, blues rock musician Riccardo Estate found himself trapped in the whirling doom of a freak time travel vortex. A tunnel to the nexus of time itself.
He was transported to the year 2085, to the pulsing mean streets of Bay City. In this neon dark future he became Ricky Summer, the retro cyber minstrel. Now, with keytar in hand he returns to [insert present year] to warn the world of the future that awaits us.
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
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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.