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We are restoring the sound system from Club Heaven a legendary gay afterhours that helped birth Detroit house & techno music.
205 backers pledged $16,681 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    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.]

    Includes:
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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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.]

    Includes:
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    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.]

    Includes:
    • 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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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    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.]

    Includes:
    • 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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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    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.]

    Includes:
    • 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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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    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:
    • 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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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
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    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    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.]

    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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    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    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.]

    Includes:
    • Opening Night Entrance
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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    Limited 1 backer
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    Pledge $105 or more About $105

    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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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    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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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
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    Pledge $130 or more About $130

    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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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    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.]

    Includes:
    • Christopher Cushman Heaven Dancer Photograph
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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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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    Limited 3 backers
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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:
    • 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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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    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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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
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    Pledge $313 or more About $313

    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!
    • Club Heaven Koozie
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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    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
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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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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    Pledge $626 or more About $626

    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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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    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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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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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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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    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.

    Includes:
    • Complimentary Entrance to a Paxahau Event of Your Choice
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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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.]

    Includes:
    • Opening Night Entrance
    • Exclusive Club Heaven Inspired DJ Mix
    • A Personal DSC Shout Out and Thank You!
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