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Laser Highway: Water And Bridges – NSW / Voin – GER / Hysteric
December 8 @ 9:00 pm
SYNTHWAVE / RETROWAVE / OUTRUN / ITALO / ELECTRO
In December, we’re activating the time circuits, charging our flux capacitors with 1.21 Jigawatts (what the hell is a Jigawatt?) and slamming the accelerator to hit 88MPH! You’re gonna see some serious sh!t. We promise a night of pure adrenaline-fueled synthscapes for you to dance and play as we outrun the sun. Laser Highway’s Summer of Synth has begun!
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.
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.
WATER AND BRIDGES (NSW – Decks and guitars)
Andrew Morrow AKA ‘Water And Bridges’ (W&B) has been active in the Australian music scene since 2005. Like many, W&B started out
in garage rock and punk bands during high school but quickly became fascinated with electronic music. This interest led to a string
of mashups and remixes that made their way onto the early days of Soundcloud. These tracks amassed over 11,000 plays and were the
catalyst and motivation needed to dive deeper into the creation of original music.
Andrew began to expand his sound and worked in tandem on an album-length release of this newer material. ‘Tales From The City’, W&B’s debut album, released on December 27th 2017. Tracks from this release quickly began appearing on Spotify retrowave playlists and review sites across the web, garnering positive feedback for it’s traditionally retro sound and themes.
Since this release, W&B has taken a year to write, produce and refine his sophomore record, ‘Starbound’, which is due to be released in late 2018. The first single from this record, ‘Battlestations!’, a synth-rock tribute to the masterworks of Journey and Stan Bush, has received airplay on The Faction and Artefaktor radio, a feature of Neon Nights, and held the #1 ranking on the Triple J Unearthed metal charts for three consecutive weeks.
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.
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.
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.