SYNTHWAVE / OUTRUN / RETRO ELECTRO
TWITCH.TV/LASERHIGHWAY – 11 JULY 9PM
DJs: DJ ED VICE // Neil Orchard // Zerotonine
VJ: A Comic Book Villain
With lockdowns re-instituted in Melbourne, we firmly believe that you still have a right to party in your own home, as long as you only have a maximum headcount of five. But since we’re doing this online, the capacity is unlimited! Come see what our live-stream parties are all about!
With the superb production value provided by superstar VJ A Comic Book Villain and stream wizard C-Trix looking after all the tech, alongside some of your favourite local selectors, we’ll provide the soundtrack and visual feast for the best Saturday night of your life (so far).
As usual we’re presenting this event using our own time, money and other resources. We ask you to please share this event with all of your friends so we can keep doing what we all love.
Ed Vice is no stranger to retro sounds. Having played gigs in the last ten years ranging from 80s synthpop to glam metal to freestyle, it was no surprise when he entered the synthwave world – and never left. ED hosted one of the first retrowave nights in Brazil for three years before moving to Melbourne. His sets mix recent synthwave classics with hidden gems of the retrowave scene.
Neil Orchard etched out his musical path listening to the otherworldly sounds of obscure funk and European electronic music from the 70s and 80s. Exploring an array of sound archives from Belgium to Detroit and beyond, the physical journey continued though the steamy basements and factories of Melbourne’s rave scene of the 90s.
Playing recently at Techno Insurgency, Big Red Bus, and Earthcore, get ready for a sci-fi trip into a tapestry of dark, atmospheric, synth-heavy, analogue sounds. “For me, the mix is what counts, rather than specific tracks or genres. How can I sculpt something fresh out of old and new sounds?”
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 3pm Wednesdays AEST.
A veteran DJ and creator for over 15 years 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
Laser Highway respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as Traditional Owners of the land that this event takes place. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.