& CHARLES HAYWARD
Samarbeta residency number 20 was a collaboration between alternative hip hop pioneer, rapper/producer Will Brooks AKA MC Dälek; and legendary This Heat drummer & composer Charles Hayward. Our first ever residency was with Charles, so it felt very fitting to have him back for our 20th for a one-off transatlantic partnership.
Growing up in different generations and on different sides of the Atlantic, Charles Hayward and MC Dälek came together to explore space, cubism and lyricism; and created a place of coexistence between New Jersey and South East London. They investigated extreme low and high ends of electronics, vocals, and how drums occupy the space in between.
Fresh off the back of their residency they performed an exclusive set at Fat Out Fest and premiered the music they created during their time in Salford. They also led a masterclass at Salford university for over 150 students, sharing their histories and decades of experience being professional musicians.
The residency saw the production of a new album so watch this space as we have some exciting plans brewing....