In partnership with Identification of Music's (IOM) new podcast IOM Recommends, each week we'll be giving you a travel guide that you can't pick up at your local bookshop — as your favourite artists give us the lowdown on their hometowns.
This week to show us around Sheffield, we've got the Steel City's very own 96 Back. Always bringing the unexpected, 96 Back, real name Evan Majumdar-Swift, has gained a reputation throughout the country for his heady mix of forward-facing rave-pop, delicate rhythm and invitingly complex IDM. Having released his first EP at just 18-years-old while under the stewardship of CPU Records', this multi-faceted producer has gone from strength to strength with knockout releases on both CPU and Local Action. As a DJ you can expect a surcharged mix of modern club cuts and rave classics — with Majumdar-Swift boasting sets at the likes of No Bounds Festival, Queens Yard, Hope Works, Corsica Studios and more.
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We caught up with 96 Back to discover the best way to explore his home town of Sheffield — from the best pub to a proper breakfast joint.
Where's the best place to head on a Friday night/listen to music?
Where should we go to buy some records?
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Where should we catch a bite to eat?
What about a place to grab a drink?
What's a Sheffield party we should check out?
What time of year should we visit?
Can you give us a piece of advice for anyone new to your city?
Take your time, there’s so many nice bits of Sheffield, don’t rush through it all.
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Sum up your city in five words?
A wicked place to walk.
You can listen to the next episode of IOM Recommends featuring 96 Back below.
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