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96 Back will release a new ten-track mixtape '9696 Dream'

It is a prelude to a full-length release coming later in the year

  • Words: Jemima Skala | Photo: Louis Reynolds
  • 14 March 2021
96 Back will release a new ten-track mixtape '9696 Dream'

Sheffield-born and Manchester-based 96 Back has announced the forthcoming release of his newest mixtape ‘9696 Dream’.

It will be released on March 16 via Local Action both digitally and with a limited cassette run, and is a prelude to a full-length release coming later this year.

In keeping with the precedent he’s set for himself to never do anything twice, ‘9696 Dream’ is a different tack for 96 Back. Still glitchy and complex, it’s woven more around ambience and quiet; lead single ‘9696 Dream’ boasts a frenetic beat, but there is still much room for drones and lightness within this.

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96 Back released his EP ‘Sugilite’ with Local Action last year alongside two more EPs produced for Happy Skull and Hypercolour respectively.

‘9696 Dream’ is the first of three releases due from 96 Back on Local action this year. It’s been mastered by Warp Records founder Rob Gordon and features artwork by regular visual collaborator Air Max ‘97.

Listen to single ‘9696 Dream’ below and preorder the EP here.


Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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