SYNTHWAVE / RETROWAVE / OUTRUN / CYBERPUNK
We kick 2019 off with a bang as Laser Highway’s Summer of Synth continues featuring one of the most exciting cyberpunk/industrial-influenced retrowave producers out of Europe: Megahit! Rounding out the lineup with the finest and most knowledgeable local selectors, prepare yourselves for a night of cyber-synth madness!
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.
MEGAHIT LIVE (HUNGARY)
Megahit is a one-man retrowave / synthwave / outrun style music project from Hungary. Inspired by the audiovisual content of 1980s retrocomputing, he focuses on driving electronic soundscapes mixed with industrial and cyberpunk elements, with a few exceptions incorporating friendlier, Miami Vice-like feelings.
The project started out in mid-2015 with its very first release, The Future Was Yesterday EP, containing 80s retro-electro sounds. Later that year came a second digital EP, Objects In The Mirror Are Losing, which already contained dark futuristic, cyberpunk elements. The whole cyberpunk concept culminated in the first LP release, titled Days Of Violence in February 2016. In the summer, Megahit did a detour to bring some light summer vibes with a love-themed conceptual High School Boys And Disco Queens EP, a flick on the setting and atmosphere of 80s’ shcool kids TV shows.
In September 2017, Megahit released his first full-length conceptual album, Wrath Of The Machine, which was the first phisycal release in the history of the project. Besides the digital version, the album was released as limited CD digipaks and cassette tapes, which were sold out just weeks after release. The album revolves around a post-apocalyptic setting where computers have taken over the world and the remaining humans try to fight their digital enemies. Each track on the album present a building block in the history of computers – in both positive and negative aspects.
Megahit’s performance usually features live keyboard playing and synthesizer sequencing, spiced up with audio-synchronized visuals, in the style of 1980s computer animations, action movies and various television spots.
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.
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
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.