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We are restoring the sound system from Club Heaven a legendary gay afterhours that helped birth Detroit house & techno music.
We are restoring the sound system from Club Heaven a legendary gay afterhours that helped birth Detroit house & techno music.
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THE CLUB HEAVEN SOUND SYSTEM: 

RESTORING A DETROIT LEGEND

It turns out we’re living in an era that is paying ever closer attention to the hidden histories of sound and dance scenes. The exploration of these histories is providing us with a sense of what the future might hold. It’s thrilling to be able to believe that Detroit’s Club Heaven is entering the frame. The potential understandings, engagements and adventures that can come out of the restoration of its sound system are huge.

-- Tim Lawrence, author, Love Saves the Day

The sound created a place of liberation.

-- Damon "Magic" Percy, The House of Charles

For just over a decade beginning in 1984, a generation of DJs, performers, dancers, engineers, club promoters, and especially Black LGBT youth came together to create a kingdom for expression and imagination at Club Heaven in Detroit. Like too many queer spaces, the building that sheltered this after-hours oasis at 7 Mile and Woodward has disappeared. In fact, Metro-Detroit lost 75% of its gay bars since Heaven's doors opened, but Club Heaven's Sound System and cultural movement remain relevant and active.

Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC), a nonprofit dedicated to preserving Detroit’s musical legacies, will conduct electronic archaeology and restore an assembly of amplifiers, cables, drivers, horns, and speaker cabinets that helped produce the emergence of house and techno music, as well as global recognition of vogue dancing and ballroom culture.

In the tradition of Chicago’s Warehouse and New York’s Paradise Garage, Club Heaven gave life. Now Detroit Sound Conservancy and our community partners seek YOUR help to give life back to the Club Heaven Sound System.

OUR JOURNEY WITH THE CLUB HEAVEN SOUND SYSTEM

Since our founding in 2012, Detroit Sound Conservancy has preserved and celebrated Detroit music history from below. This means we spend our time telling stories that have rarely been heard outside of our own neighborhoods and local communities and have yet to be included in standard depictions of Detroit's musical history. This includes stories of Detroit's queer dance ecosystem from the late 1960s to the present day in which Club Heaven is a key moment. See, for instance, an oral history recording that we digitized as part of our first Kickstarter. 

Fast forwarding to last year, techno producer and DJ legends Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson gifted the Club Heaven Sound System to DSC for reactivation. It had been sitting in a basement in Detroit for approximately twenty years. We salvaged the system and in October held a panel discussion about plans at our 4th annual conference.

Late last year, we hired a vendor to survey damage to the system, which suffered significant wear and tear from being moved multiple times as well as water damage and mold from basement flooding. (See photo at top of page.) 

Since then, we have activated a team to oversee the restoration of the Sound System and, this spring, curated a booth to raise awareness for our efforts at Movement Music Festival 2018.

HOW WE WILL USE YOUR KICKSTARTER PLEDGES:  

PHASE 1: ELECTRONIC ARCHAEOLOGY + ACTIVATION

The money gathered through this Kickstarter will seed a Phase 1 plan for the Club Heaven Sound System, rebuilding the speakers and purchasing/repairing vintage audio equipment so the System can be activated in 2019 for a Detroit debut event. 

OUR STRETCH GOAL 

PHASE 2 ACTIVATION: TAKE IT ON THE ROAD!

Once we procure the needed funds for Phase 1, our Phase 2 rebuild would provide enough money to mobilize the Sound System with its own dedicated turntables, amplifiers, mixer, sound board, as well as projection and lighting capabilities. 

WHY WILL THIS PROJECT HAVE IMPACT:

First, we want to celebrate a period in Detroit music history—the rise of house and techno music in Detroit’s historic gay bars and clubs—that has been under-celebrated if not ignored in most narratives of this great musical city. We will celebrate through media storytelling and projection, curated panel discussions, as well as performances and exhibitions with the Sound System.

Second, we want to enlighten and educate Detroiters and the world about this scene and the DJs, performers, and audiences that made it come alive. Critically we also want to link this scene back to other parts of Detroit’s historic musical ecosystem including other genres, and even amplifier and speaker manufacturers, sound system companies, engineers, and studios. In other words, we want to make sure people understand how intimately connected these different facets of Detroit’s musical life were.

Third, public programming of the system will gather community and bridge generations, both locally and globally. For this Phase 1 Activation, we will gather young and old, current scene participants and legacy participants, from a diversity of identities to experience and learn from this unique, analog sound system.

Fourth, with our main community partner LGBT Detroit steering the wheel, we want to bring attention to the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDs. Though many who originally experienced the Club Heaven Sound System survived, many did not. The first reported AIDs case in Detroit came just as Club Heaven first opened its doors. The impact of this disease has been devastating and continues to affect our community. DSC and LGBT Detroit will work together to create opportunities with the Sound System to bring awareness to this ongoing struggle.

OUR TIMELINE 

Summer 2018 = Kickstarter/Fundraising

Fall 2018 = Most Kickstarter Gifts Delivered

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 = Restoration/Rebuild

Summer/Fall 2019 = DEBUT of Phase 1 version of Club Heaven Sound System in Detroit

Fall 2019 and beyond = We will raise additional funds to activate Phase 2 of Club Heaven Sound System which will allow the system to tour. When not on tour Sound System will be located at Detroit Sound Conservancy programming home in Detroit.

OUR KEY PARTNERS FOR THIS KICKSTARTER

LGBT DETROIT COMMUNITY & PROGRAMMING PARTNER https://www.facebook.com/lgbtdetroit/ 

Lead community partner. Their mission is is to increase awareness of the intricacies of LGBT culture through education and advocacy.

AUDIO RESCUE TEAM RESTORATION PARTNER https://www.facebook.com/audiorescueteam/ 

Lead restoration and technical partner. Led by Michael Fotias production manager for Movement Festival and Detroit Jazz Fest.

Christopher Cushman, photographer 

http://www.epiphanynoir.com

Raised in Detroit, now living in Toronto, Cushman's black and white photos of the House of Charles at Club Heaven from 1995 for Kick! magazine are iconic portraits of a cultural movement and moment. These photos will be made available, for the first time ever, as small print editions or signed, framed prints, at various award levels for this Kickstarter.   

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SONIC SOLIDARITY FROM CHICAGO

 -- Ron Trent, producer and DJ

http://musicandpower.com/

We are honored to also have the support and partnership of producer and DJ Ron Trent who knows that restoring Club Heaven is far bigger than just Detroit or even his own City of Chicago. That's why he is creating an exclusive mix for our Kickstarter backers. 

OUR ALLIES AND PARTNERS SAY...

One day we'll wake to realize that the most important sonic instruments of the late twentieth century - those driven by electricity - are gone. We'll still have the music but the systems, their timbre, and the window they offer to important moments in history will be no more.

-- Zackery Belanger, Arcgeometer, Detroit

Club Heaven was one of the birthing grounds for a lot of us DJs. We hold it in legendary status. That system changed our lives! I'm honored to be able to speak on a system I literally grew up with.

-- Mike "Agent X" Clark, producer and DJ

I'm extremely excited to be backing the Club Heaven Sound System Kickstarter campaign! For those of us who have been touched by deejay and sound system culture, we have a special and unique opportunity to be intimately involved in preserving its young history. New York has lost the Paradise Garage system and Chicago has lost the Warehouse system (both designed by Richard Long), but we can save Detroit's Club Heaven rig. 

-- Peter Croce, deejay, producer, musician, label founder of Rocksteady Disco

The Club Heaven sound system is a system of parts—each technologically innovative in its own right—each pushed to the limits of its boundaries, coaxed into cooperation with one another. Thanks to DSC’s work to preserve the tangible pieces of the Club Heaven story, by extension, those vital and intangible histories—of tolerance, of long-gone queer and black spaces in the city, the revelry of experiencing improvised, pioneering music—will also be documented through its restoration. We often don’t miss what is under threat of being lost until we lose it. This system, along with its imprints of memory, place, and time, deserves to be heard once again.

-- Kristen Gallerneaux, PhD, museum curator and sonic researcher.

To have a home base like that. It sounds like a cliché now, but it really was magic. Heaven was special. 

-- Alvin Hill, DJ, producer, and Club Heaven attendee

In an era when music history has been flattened by the Internet, this is true time traveling experience.

-- Joshua Glazer, Rave Curious Podcast

It turns out we’re living in an era that is paying ever closer attention to the hidden histories of sound and dance scenes. The exploration of these histories is providing us with a sense of what the future might hold. It’s thrilling to be able to believe that Detroit’s Club Heaven is entering the frame. The potential understandings, engagements and adventures that can come out of the restoration of its sound system are huge.

-- Tim Lawrence, author, Love Saves the Day

Supporting the Club Heaven Sound System restoration Kickstarter is a significant way to impact the future creative community in Detroit through artifacts of the city's past. The DSC's recent restoration of the Blue Bird Inn Stage now shares a vital piece of jazz history in Detroit throughout the world. Now, to restore the very sound system used at Club Heaven is to share Detroit's contributions to House and Techno music. 

-- Peter Lusch, MFA Professor of Practice in Graphic Design, Lehigh University, Department of Art : Architecture : Design

I've been aware of Dr. Gholz's work for quite some time and I am proud to support the efforts of himself and his team at Detroit Sound Conservancy. His latest undertaking, restoring the full sound system of Detroit's legendary gay club, Heaven, is one such project. A piece of LGBT history and Detroit dance music history in one! A worthy cause! One wonders why Detroit isn't as known for its music as Nashville is, even though Detroit musicians have pioneered most every American music type. Detroit Sound Conservancy is out to change all that.

-- Alan Oldham, DJ and Producer

I remember people dancing on the speaker platform across the room from the DJ booth... the spotlight shining on them. Then the spotlight moved shining on the battle of circle kids next to the DJ booth. The spotlight would shine on DeAngela Show Shannon where she would be performing on a speaker platform next to the DJ booth. There was a cracked window by the DJ booth and by the window a pipe going through the a hole in the floor. Through the hole you could see the club called the Gas Station which later changed to Club Hell. The spotlight made people feel like celebrities. The door lady, Ms Cakes—everyone knew her. Between 3 and 4:30 am Heaven would be at its peak. Ken Collier would be spinning the hottest music. The crowd was so hype. Heaven was a getaway for the LGBT community. Most were thrown out of their homes for being gay. At Heaven you were accepted no matter what. Myself, as one of the circle kids, couldn't wait for the next Friday or Saturday to do all over again.

-- DJ Tony Peoples

Thankfully my introduction to Detroit club and dance culture was in a building on 7 Mile and Woodward at a place called Heaven. My time spent on the dance floor in a circle around voguers, or just losing myself in the music, set the tone for what I have spent decades attempting to bring to the parties I promote. I am honored to support this effort to restore the sound and spirit of Heaven.

-- Steven Reaume, The Detroit I Love

Help restore, amplify and relive this vibrant slice of underground clubbing history. 

-- Graham St John, Executive Editor, Dancecult

The 'children', as Ken Collier used to call the people on the dancefloor, used to give it their all when at Heaven. With Ken on the decks, how could they not?

-- Adriel Thornton, event producer and activist

The Heaven Sound System represents what we want in music and art, a pure voice without compromise. It's also a beacon of encouragement to what Detroit is about: inclusion, freedom, and solidarity.

-- Sam Valenti, Ghostly International

WHO WE ARE

Blue Bird Inn Stage rebuilt by Detroit Sound Conservancy
Blue Bird Inn Stage rebuilt by Detroit Sound Conservancy

Founded in 2012, Detroit Sound Conservancy is dedicated to partnerships and programs that preserve Detroit’s musical legacies through our goals of outreach, preservation, education, storytelling, curation, and innovation. These arts and cultural programs advance that mission by actively reminding Detroiters and the world of how important music culture is to revitalizing Detroit. Our long term vision is to pursue these goals under one roof in a renovated, culturally significant property as part of a larger, neighborhood-focused, arts and culture development plan for the City. We are taking steps to purchase, plan, and renovate a property over the next two to five years. When opened, this Detroit Sound Conservancy home will become the first and only cross-genre music museum, archive, and programming space in Detroit, creating a levee against amnesia and a resource for ongoing cultural expression. 

Our Board of Directors and Advisers include musicians, preservationists, teachers, archivists, librarians, journalists, coders, ethnomusicologists, architects, photographers, filmmakers, publicists, DJs, urban planners, and, most importantly, fans of Detroit music. 

CREDITS AND THANKS

Historic video footage courtesy of DJ Tony Peoples

Renderings by Peter Lusch

Vectoring support by Common Space

Please Tweet to #thesearchforheaven

Detroit Sound Conservancy is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit

Risks and challenges

Our experts have told us that sourcing of components necessary for repairs may be difficult. Specialists in analog systems such as this are rare but with our project partner Audio Rescue Team we will have a solid foundation with an internationally recognized industry leader.

Additionally, though we have completed a thorough survey of the system, we know that potential unforeseen challenges and costs might emerge as we get down to the work of restoration. We will not rest until we turn the power on and feel the beat.

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    THANK YOU [Seven Mile and Woodward]

    We will thank you personally on our website and Facebook page.

    [It's after hours and you're on the corner of Seven Mile and Woodward.]

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    EXCLUSIVE DJ MIX [Parking Lot]

    In addition to a personal thank you, you will also receive an exclusive and high quality Club Heaven Inspired DJ mix by DJ Ron Trent.

    [You've reached the parking lot of Club Heaven and not too many spots remain.]

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    CLUB HEAVEN STARTER [Entrance Door]

    Buttons and Stickers- An exclusive collection of DSC and Club Heaven stickers and buttons - printed exclusively for this Kickstarter.

    Koozie - Keep your drink cool with an exclusive Club Heaven koozie. Belle Isle bound.

    [You're at the door ready to enter; it doesn't seem like anyone is leaving.]

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    CLUB HEAVEN CHOICE [Stairway]

    Choose your Gift! Exclusive Club Heaven merch created exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign.

    Choice of Dance Towel, Trucker Hat or Tote Bag.

    Tote Bag - iconic Club Heaven palm tree logo on one side and DSC logo on the other. Bag comes in a soft navy with white logos.

    Dance Towel - Stay dry and focused on the music with an exclusive limited edition Club Heaven dance towel. The ultra-soft hand towel comes in navy blue with a white logo.

    Hat - Keep cool and rep your support of the Club Heaven restoration where ever you go with this exclusive custom hat. Comes in red and white with yellow lettering.

    All items screen printed by hand in Detroit with our partner ONE Custom City.

    [You feel the bass rattling and the floor stomping as you ascend the stairs.]

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    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
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    Club Heaven T-Shirt or Tank [Coat Room]

    Limited edition Club Heaven x DSC T-shirt or Tank Top, only available to backers of this Kickstarter.

    Tee comes in on a deep maroon with a soft tan palm tree.

    Tanks come in black with white palm tree logo or red with yellow palm tree logo.

    Alternatively, you can also choose one of our classic DSC logo t-shirts or a Techno Rebels t-shirt.

    All T-Shirts screen printed by hand in Detroit with our partner ONE Custom City.

    [You've finally made it inside. It's plenty hotter inside and you've had to check your coat before the get down.]

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    Club Heaven Peach Tank Top [Coat Room]

    Ultra limited edition ultra soft Club Heaven x DSC women's style tank top.

    Comes in a soft peach with orange lettering.

    Screen printed by hand in Detroit with our partner ONE Custom City.

    [You've finally made it inside. It's plenty hotter inside and you've had to check your coat before the get down.]

    Includes:
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    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
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    Paxahau Dance Special [Coat Room]

    As a late addition to our rewards, our community partner Paxahau have offered 2 complimentary entries to any upcoming Paxahau event! Our personal recommendation is for the 20 year anniversary party featuring Richie Hawtin on Saturday September 8th 2018 but the choice is yours. We will be in touch about details.

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    Club Heaven Combo [Hallway]

    Here we will give you a Tee or Tank + a choice of Hat, Towel and Tote.

    Or if you'd like, we can outfit you for all seasons with a Tee + a Tank.

    Or if you'd like we can send you a hat + a tote, or a towel + a slipmat. The combinations are yours to choose.

    [No matter what you've chosen, its checked. You're free of some weight and ready to get down. You slip through the hall as the music calls you.]

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    • Choice of Towel, Hat or Tote
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Opening Night Party [Dance Floor]

    This tier gets you and a guest access to the opening night unveiling of the restored Club Heaven sound system in Detroit! Expected for Fall/Winter 2019, but subject to change.

    [You've finally made it onto the dancefloor. The power and clarity of the sound system shake you to your core. Here you are. Your people surround you as the DJ guides you through.]

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    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
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    Opening Night Party [Dance Floor] EARLY

    *Early Backer Reward*

    This tier gets you and a guest access to the opening night unveiling of the restored Club Heaven sound system in Detroit! Expected for Fall/Winter 2019, but subject to change.

    [You've finally made it onto the dancefloor. The power and clarity of the sound system shake you to your core. Here you are. Your people surround you as the DJ guides you through.]

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    Club Heaven Combo #2 [Hallway]

    Same as Combo #1 but with a choice of a second bit of gear.

    [No matter what you've chosen, its checked. You're free of some weight and ready to get down. You slip through the hall as the music calls you.]

    Includes:
    • Choice of T-Shirt or Tank Top
    • Choice of Towel, Hat or Tote
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Opening Night Party [Dance Floor]

    This tier gets you and a guest access to the opening night unveiling of the restored Club Heaven sound system in Detroit! Expected for Fall/Winter 2019, but subject to change. Travel not included.

    [You've finally made it onto the dancefloor. The power and clarity of the sound system shake you to your core. Here you are. Your people surround you as the DJ guides you through.]

    Includes:
    • Opening Night Entrance
    • Choice of Towel, Hat or Tote
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Club Heaven Combo #3 [Mingle Room]

    Still can't decide how you want to remember and represent Club Heaven? Go for it with this exclusive bundle. Here you can get a T-shirt or tank and towel, hat and tote all in one.

    Includes:
    • Choice of Towel, Hat or Tote
    • Choice of T-Shirt or Tank Top
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Heaven Dancers Photograph [Mingle Room]

    You get an archival and art quality 8" x 10" photo print from Christopher Cushman's iconic series featuring Robert Mitchell and others dancing in Club Heaven. Initially featured in Kick! Magazine.

    You can select your choice of these 3 photographs from this link.

    [You need a quick breather before rushing back to the dance floor.]

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    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
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    Opening Night + T-Shirt [Dance Floor]

    This tier gets you and a guest access to the opening night unveiling of the restored Club Heaven soundsystem in Detroit! Shooting for Fall/Winter 2019, but subject to change.

    Includes:
    • Opening Night Entrance
    • Choice of T-Shirt or Tank Top
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Club Heaven Combo #4 [Mingle Room]

    Here you can have it all: the tank, the tee, hat, towel and tote. You'll be a bona fide Club Heaven restoration supporter and have the swag to show for it.

    Includes:
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    • Choice of Towel, Hat or Tote
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
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    Opening Night + Photograph [Dance Floor]

    You get an archival and art quality 8" x 10" photo print from Christopher Cushman's iconic series featuring Robert Mitchell and others dancing in Club Heaven. Initially featured in Kick! Magazine.

    You will also recieve entrance to the Club Heaven Sound System Opening Night.

    You can select your choice of the 4 photographs featured in the campaign narrative.

    [You've finally made it onto the dancefloor. The power and clarity of the sound system shake you to your core. Here you are. Your people surround you as the DJ guides you through.]

    Includes:
    • Christopher Cushman Heaven Dancer Photograph
    • Opening Night Entrance
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Framed Signed Photograph [Mingle Room]

    You'll get 1 archival and art quality photograph print from Christopher Cushman's iconic series featuring Robert Mitchell and others dancing in Club Heaven. Initially featured in Kick! Magazine.

    Choice of 1 of the 4 photos featured in the story. This photograph will be signed and framed.

    Includes:
    • Christopher Cushman Heaven Dancer Photograph
    • Christopher Cushman Photograph Framed and Signed
    • Opening Night Entrance
    • Choice of Towel, Hat or Tote
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Detroit Gay Nightlife History Tour

    Take a ride around the city with Curtis Lipscomb Executive Director of LGBT Detroit and Carleton Gholz Executive Director of DSC, and learn some of the lesser known histories of Detroit gay nightlife and dance music.

    In the local area, we will work with your schedule and interests.

    Includes:
    • Gay Nightlife History Tour
    • Opening Night Entrance
    • Choice of T-Shirt or Tank Top
    • Choice of Towel, Hat or Tote
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
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    Paxahau Movement 2019 VIP [Dance Floor]

    In this massive reward from our community partner Paxahau, we are incredibly excited to offer 2 VIP Weekend passes to Movement Electronic Music Festival for the 2019 edition in Detroit. If you know you are already going to hit the festival, this is your chance to snag an early pair of discounted tickets and support a cause that matters for the legacy of the Detroit dance music community.

    Includes:
    • Movement 2019 VIP Pass
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Audio Restoration with Fotias

    Want to see what the process is all about? Want to learn more about speaker restoration and audio engineering? Now's your opportunity!

    Follow Audio Rescue Team's Mike Fotias during a day in the process to learn how he restores antique audio equipment to its 'original patina.'

    Includes:
    • Audio Restoration Master Class with Mike Fotias
    • Opening Night Entrance
    • Choice of T-Shirt or Tank Top
    • Choice of Towel, Hat or Tote
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Original Cabinet Artifact [DJ Booth]

    In the process of bringing the system back to life, we'll be replacing much of the cabinetry.
    This tier will get you a piece of the original Club Heaven bass cabinets preserved, numbered and framed. As the artifact is a limited size, this reward is in limited supply.

    Additionally, you will be send a full collection of Club Heaven swag and entrance for two to the opening night event.

    Includes:
    • Bassbin Keepsake
    • Opening Night Entrance
    • Choice of T-Shirt or Tank Top
    • Choice of Towel, Hat or Tote
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Club Heaven Guest List [Private]

    You and your plus one will always have access to Club Heaven events no matter where they are or who ends up playing the system... all you have to do is get there.

    For this level of generosity, you will also receive each other physical gift as a small token of this support.

    Includes:
    • Club Heaven Sound System Lifetime Guest List
    • Opening Night Entrance
    • Bassbin Keepsake
    • Christopher Cushman Heaven Dancer Photograph
    • Choice of T-Shirt or Tank Top
    • Choice of Towel, Hat or Tote
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Limited Club Heaven Triptych [Private]

    At this level you will be offered a first edition, museum quality art piece created and signed by the photographer. You'll get 3 archival and art quality photo prints from Christopher Cushman's iconic series featuring The House of Charles dancing in Club Heaven arranged and framed in a triptych.

    Includes:
    • Christopher Cushman Heaven Dancer Photographic Triptych
    • Opening Night Entrance
    • Choice of T-Shirt or Tank Top
    • Choice of Towel, Hat or Tote
    • DSC x Club Heaven Button and Stickers
    • Club Heaven Koozie
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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