Vision Collector is an Irish record label and DJ collective who specialise in running Techno events in obscure locations as diverse as the iconic Christ Church Cathedral and Meeting House Square. After recently relocating to Berlin I caught up with founder and label boss Alex Falconer, one of my old students from Sound Training Centre, to discuss their mission and journey.
When was Vision Collector founded what has been your mission?
Vision Collector was formed in 2013, It slowly came into formation after years of experiencing music via other labels, club nights, festivals etc. Vision Collector was a way of presenting what we love through our own awareness.
You’ve run some incredible parties over the years, what have been your favourites/highlights?
Arena Club Berlin in 2015, Shouts to Jon Hester and Wittes. About Blank in Berlin 2016 with Wittes, Nathan Jones and Pineal Navigation. Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, raving in the 800 year old catacombs of Dublin City, next to Tombs and priceless treasures. It’s the oldest functioning room in Ireland. Smock alley theatre, founded in 1662, it’s the oldest unmoved theatre in Europe. It was a live hardware techno show with live visuals.
Meeting House Square in Temple Bar. Huge outdoor open air space, 3 Spectacular parties in the one year. The last one took place on July 27th With DJ Pete of Hardwax Records, Berlin. Staub at about blank in Berlin in March 2017. Staub is one of the most famous parties in the city. Run of summer and winter parties in Griessmühle 2016 – 2017 with Senator, Breen, Super Tramp, Will Courtney and Byron.
What have been your highlights from running the label over the past few years?
Having our music picked up by artists we respect and hearing them being played in clubs we love (Berghain, about blank, Griessmühle etc). Learning and figuring out how to do it better each time,
What challenges have you faced running a label and pressing records?
Not so many changeless, just learning experiences and opportunities, seeing ways of doing it better each time and being committed.
What do you look for in the artists you work with
Authenticity, Emotion, Truth, Rawness, Realness.
The next Vision Collector show takes place at Pygmalion on October 27th with Fran Hartnett LIVE & Nathan Jones. More info here. To check out the latest Vision Collector vinyl releases visit their Bandcamp here, or follow them on Facebook & Instagram.
This feature was published in Hot Press Magazine Ireland on September 13th.