Breakaway Music Festival announces two feverous lineups for Columbus & Grand Rapids

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Prime Social Group is back with their biggest unveil to date. Now boasting nine festivals under the Breakaway, Prime, Haunted Fest, and #Fest brands, PSG’s elevating the supreme curation the brand’s been exploring at the intersection of hip-hop and electronic music. This year, Breakaway Music Festival serves as an outright testament to the booking that’s taking the industry by storm.

The festival will return to Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park on August 24 & 25 and Columbus’ Mapfre Stadium on August 24–26, expanding into a three-day festival installment for the first time ever.

Columbus’ Breakaway Music Festival Columbus welcomes the Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Kaskade, live electronic innovators ODESZA, the modern 4/4 master Chris Lake, OWSLA’s own bass champion Ekali, Phantoms, Kayzo, and more. Columbus will also invite some of contemporary music’s most in-demand acts including pop maverick Halsey, Khalid, and Quinn XCII.

Breakaway Music Festival Grand Rapids will also host ODESZA, as well as Borgeous, NGHTMRE, Migos, and many, many more.

As PSG’s booking outreach continues, Breakaway Music Festival will only continue to serve as an emblem of the brand’s coveted understanding of its young audience.

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Kaskade releases affective new single, ‘Cold as Stone’

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The disintegration of a love is a sensory experience potent enough to produce powerful emotional metamorphosis.

Enter Kaskade’s latest release, “Cold as Stone,” a single that traces the contours of such a profound and poignant emotional shift through the tender vocal contributions of Charlotte Lawrence. The track’s constructional minimalism complements its lyrical vulnerability, “Cold as Stone” possessive of a rare forthcoming of feeling that seems only to find a parallel in other staples of Kaskade’s confessional catalog.

An unimposing piano melody at the song’s onset propels Lawrence’s raw vocal to become the centerpiece of “Cold as Stone,” aided only by a duly understated and highly polished future bass build that dissolves into a collection of delicate, mid-toned synths.

“This song was conceived over a year and a half ago and it’s been sitting on my hard drive ‘cause I could never quite get it right,” Kaskade said of the production, “I loved it, but I just was frustrated ‘cause I couldn’t deal with it in the way I wanted to. That is until Charlotte sang it and when she sang it, she just nailed it, and really, after that, everything kinda came together.”