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Haute to Death


For over 12 years, dance party Haute to Death has collapsed the space between sound and vision, for a post-studio experience that explores new frontiers in nightlife culture. We serve as social center of gravity for the city’s creators, instigators, and other thrill-seeking bon vivants who understand how absolutely powerful and cathartic a great night out can be. For many, the monthly staple is more than a party, it has become a coveted refuge to feel wild and free, to feel release, to feel accepted and loved. It has become a ritualistic alleviation of the perils of creative life, if only for a few hours. Provocation for guests to be their truest selves.


12 Years of 12 Inches

Founded in 2007 by artists and DJs Jon Dones and Ash Nowak, Haute to Death is Detroit’s most spirited, stylish and respected nightlife institution. For the Month of Design, the duo release “12 Years of 12 Inches – The Dance and Design Culture of Haute to Death” -a visual publication chronicling the past 12 years of record cover redesigns, party architecture, and nightlife marketing from Detroit’s influential dance party and nightlife institution.

An evening in 3 parts, this event is designed to be joined in-person or at home. Opening with a book release and guided reading, Dones and Nowak will then be joined by an esteemed panel of other professionals in nightlife communication design and club architecture. As always, we close it all out with a dance party -and thanks to the magic of the internet- we can all meet online to raise a virtual glass and celebrate from the safety of our own homes.

Tune in virtually:



Saturday, Sep. 19th


6:00 pm – 12:00 am


Marble Bar

1501 Holden St. Detroit, MI 48216

Category: Experience

Topics: Music

Type: Indoor, Virtual