Alex ‘Cores’ Hayes is a multi-talented record producer/engineer/songwriter. Hailing from Hackney, East London, he grew up surrounded by many styles of music and developed a love for hip-hop during his teens. That, combined with an obsession with studio equipment, lead to his organic but hard-hitting production style.
A long time friend and collaborator of fellow East Londoner Professor Green, Cores kick-started his career when he produced and featured on Green’s underground hit “Upper Clapton Dance”. He eventually went on to become the executive producer of Green’s first two albums “Alive Till I’m Dead” and “At Your Inconvenience”, and he currently MD’s his band. His varied career has seen him work with Lily Allen, Emeli Sandé, Example, Labrinth, Pixie Lott, Paloma Faith, Maverick Sabre and many more both established and developing artists across many genres.
At present, Cores is producing Professor Green’s third studio album, as well as writing and producing for many of the UK’s top acts.