You are radically invited to the 4th anniversary party for Melbourne’s mecca of synthwave culture, and 48th monthly event in a row of sheer sonic and sight delights from the retro future. We’re bringing back a bunch of heavy hitters to look after aural entertainment, and by popular demand we’re happy to host BitDragon Games as they launch their cyberpunk set 4-player competitive shooter/brawler with a full retrowave soundtrack, Hyper Jam!
We had a great time having them in showing off their title still in development this time last year, but now it’s ready, AND THERE WILL BE A COMPETITION – WITH PRIZES – MARK MY WORDS! Can’t wait for you to join us! 😀
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.
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.
GRYFF (QLD – LIVE)
Listening to Brisbane multi-talent Gryff is like sipping the perfect cocktail – it’s refreshing, it goes down smoothly but it still packs a punch. Transporting listeners to a 1980’s Miami wonderland, Gryff melts vivid, synth-pop with soaring vocal delivery.
On the cusp of releasing his debut album ‘Calypso Drip’, Gryff continues his conquering of tropical synth-pop by creating music that is soaked in nostalgia yet still feels crisp, fresh and completely new. It’s a modern-sounding love letter to the glory moments of decades past, pink sunsets and all.His 2018’s track ‘Jessie’ scored him a #1 spot in Reddit’s ‘Outrun’ channel, as well as features on New Retro Wave’s sister channels.
He is working on his debut album ‘Calypso Drip’ as well as collaborations in 2019 with Kalax, Jordan F, Moonraccon, Icarus, Turbo Knight and more. Gryff’s influences include 70s/80s Synthpop/Funk/Disco such as Phil Collins and Hall & Oates with modern synthwave influences including Ollie Wride, The Midnight and Robert Parker.
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.
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.
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.
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.