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Deezer’s Must Listen Podcast: Trailblazers

Deezer releases series 3 of its must listen to podcast, Trailblazers. The newest series drop follows the long line of incendiary original content from Deezer. These original products include the on-going DJ Mix series that has included star-studded acts like Oliver Heldens, Above & Beyond, and Modeselektor; the curated channels, Workout With and Stay At Home, that were born to help our quarantine-blues; and the many podcasts including Trailblazers. What these originals prove is that Deezer’s exemplary content programming is committed to elevating the storytellers that define the global culture, from decades of old to the current, and the new ages that follow, while providing the user an unrivaled experience. It’s the ethos behind Trailblazers and its newest series release.

For the uninitiated, Trailblazers is a chart-topping podcast that seeks to tell the stories of those who defined, shaped, and even created realms of electronic music. It is hosted by Nick Halkes and Eddy Temple-Morris who have long storied careers in all things electronic. Halkes is best known for discovering and signing The Prodigy. He also was one of the original founders of XL Recordings, which has pioneered some of the most influential artists of the past two decades including Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, and Adele to name a select few.

His co-host, Temple-Morris has had a long, influential career as a TV and radio presenter including the MTV show Up for It Live, The Remix, which popularized the mashup genre and gave first airplay to legendary acts like Justice, Kasabian, 2ManyDJs, and Simian Mobile Disco. He’s also branched into festival stage programming and motorsports presenting and hosting. Halkes and Temple-Morris combine to be the perfect hands to sift through and explore the evolution of electronic music.

The third series brings us conversations with a cast of inspiring electronic acts that have defined the board spectrum of sounds. The first episode features Norman Jay MBE, the almost mythical figure of the British electronic scene. His episode dives deep into the history of electronic music, how racism prevented Black DJs from performing and Norman Jay’s desire to break the oppression to be the first Black artist to perform at Notting Hill Carnival, plus much more.

Other episodes in the third series of Trailblazers unveils conversations with Justice’s Xavier de Rosnay, Arthur Baker, MJ Cole, James Lavelle, DJ Fresh, Trevor Horn, and a special finale discussing Nick Halkes career featuring DJ Andy Smith. Each episode is a brilliant examination into the careers of meritorious artists that are well worth the listen. It’s no wonder that Deezer is at the top of the game of creating and bringing amazing original content that didn’t require half a billion dollars to acquire.

To learn more about Trailblazers and listen to the new episodes, follow the link here and be sure to subscribe to Deezer.


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