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SEPT 21ST 2013

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Breakaway’s 11th Hour DJ Contest

smallpiece (1)Think you have some mad spinning skills and what it takes to mix at Breakaway? There are two days left to enter Breakaway Dallas’s DJ Contest. It’s your field, your fest with Breakaway Music Festival and we present you with the opportunity to headline the Silent Disco stage at the festival. Share the stage with some of the biggest superstars in the world including Wu-Tang Clan, Juicy J, Crizzly , Danny Avila, and more presented by EARMILK. Check out who has already submitted their work and find more details here.

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- Sara Tariq @SaraTariqq

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Tronco Tuesday

danny-avila-liveSpaniard Danny Avila dropped his stellar track, ‘Tronco’ off of big man Tiesto’s label – Musical Freedom a couple of weeks ago and we can’t wait to hear it being played at Breakaway! ‘Tronco’ was released August 26 on Tiesto’s label Musical Freedom and features a Big Room drop with shuffled synths. I’m pleased this isn’t another ‘Go to War’ Big Room House bomb, but it definitely screams main stage festival banger. DJs like Fedde Le Grand, W&W, Afrojack, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have been throwing this one into their sets and now you finally can too. (via MMIBTY) Check out the track here.

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- Sara Tariq @SaraTariqq

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The Official Breakaway Dallas 2013 Promo Video!

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Retwerk with Breakaway Artist Crizzly

CrizzlyTexas native/Breakaway artist, Crizzly, came out with a new tune called- ‘Like Dat (Retwerk)’ a few days ago and is filled with some filthy synths and snares for a perfect trap-meets-crunkstep track. The track, along a free download, has a killer bass-line and samples Skee-lo’s – ‘I Wish’ because everybody wants to get down like that, right? Crizz has been all over the place lately from performing at EDC’s to Warped Tour’s but will be representing his home state at FC Dallas in T-minus two weekends from today for Breakaway. Get crunk, y’all and stream the track- here.

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- Sara Tariq @SaraTariqq

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Local Artist Showcase: Yeahdef

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Texas native and Breakaway Dallas artist Yeahdef, whose real name is Joey Liechty, is known for bring the bass. While DJing at multiple residencies around the Dallas and Denton, TX areas, his style has been known to evolve with his ever-changing tastes, all while making sure his crowds are going hard. Having opened for artists like Mixmaster Mike, Solange, and Big Boi, he’ll be taking his talents and thumping bass over to FC Dallas Stadium on September 21.


We had the chance to ask Yeahdef a few questions. You can tell that he’s proud of his city, so you already know that he’s definitely going to rep Dallas properly when he takes the stage at Breakaway!


Who is Yeahdef, and what does Yeahdef sound like?

Y: Yeahdef is the coping mechanism I created for myself due to my deep need to hear really loud bass. People have told me my sound is all over the place, and that’s just how I like it. I get bored with one trajectory in my sets so I do my best to mix up an audio goulash, get a stew goin’.


What are you most excited about with Breakaway Dallas?

Y: I’ve heard Empire of the Sun has an amazing stage presence, so I’m extremely pumped for that. Also it’s going to be great to share the stages with my friends Will (Booty Fade) and Chris (Crizzly).


What do you like most about Dallas?

Y: Dallas is great because of the people. Sincerely, there’s not many cities in this country where people are as down to earth and real as Dallas. They are nice by default and they will also keep you in check if you need it. I’d like to think we’d do well in a zombie epidemic.


What song best describes your life?

Y: It’s a combination of the Toe Jam and Earl soundtrack, Daft Punk – Around the World, and Beach Boys – ‘Til I Die. Video game funk around the world ’til I die.


Serious Pizza – overrated or underrated?

Y: I’ve eaten pizza in Rome, which is supposed to be the birthplace of pizza. Serious wins the taste test. Oh?… I can get a 40oz too? I love Serious Pizza.


Mavericks, Cowboys, or Stars?

Y: Some people are shocked to learn that I know relatively nothing about sports. I know who Tom Landry is and that Dirk is really good at basketball, but that’s about it. I always feel like that geneticist in Blade Runner saying ‘I don’t know such stuff! I just do eyes!’. I am pretty familiar with the competitive world of Magic: The Gathering and Starcraft 2 though.


Best happy hour in Dallas?

Y: I’ve always had good times at The Gingerman and if you’re in Denton you should hit up its unofficial twin sister location Oak Street Draft House. Lots of benches, good friends and copious varieties of dark beer – that’s what’s up!


What’s one thing that outsiders don’t know about Dallas?

Y: It’s large enough so we rep every microcosm here. You only vibe on golden era hip hop? There’s a night for that. You wanna find ballroom vogue? We get down to that too. You exclusively dance to italo disco? It’s out here! I think the scale of Dallas gets underplayed to the perception of outsiders. It’s too large to cover in a paragraph, but if you’re willing to seek it out, you will find your new favorite DJ, metal band, and/or rockabilly surf rock act somewhere along the blanketing stretch of 35 and LBJ.


What’s your most impressive stupid talent?

Y: I once got a little too obsessed with the Rubik’s cube. I started timing myself. Once I got it under a minute and I kind of had to take an objective glance at my life and decide if I really wanted to be ‘that guy who carries around a Rubik’s cube’. I retired the old cube on my dresser – It sits next to my Dallas Observer Music Award.


Would you rather fight one elephant-sized hamster, or 100 hamster-sized elephants?

Y: 100 duck-sized horses.


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-Jordan Canada @CanadaInAmerica


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Know Your Field: FC Dallas Stadium

Know Your Field: FC Dallas Stadium
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Just north of Dallas is the city of Frisco, Texas – a growing suburb with around 130,000 residents which has received the nickname “Tree City USA”. It’s also the home of FC Dallas Stadium, home of the MLS team FC Dallas.
FC Dallas Stadium is a relatively new stadium, built 8 years ago. At a cost of $80 million, this great stadium can hold just over 20,000 people. Originally named Pizza Hut Park per a partnership with the national pizza chain, those naming rights have since expired.
Soccer isn’t the only thing that happens in Frisco. FC Dallas Stadium also holds the NCAA Division 1 Football Championship Game, they also hold various other festivals and have hosted many concerts including EdgeFest. Breakaway on September 21 will be yet another monumental event that FC Dallas Stadium can add to its history.
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What Does “Your Field, Your Fest” Mean?

If you haven’t noticed yet, you’ll see the slogan “Your Field, Your Fest” a lot when Breakaway is mentioned. But what does it mean?

With Breakaway, we want to create a unique experience while incorporating everything your city has to offer. Even though we’re bringing in some of the world’s biggest artists to your backyard, we can’t neglect the city that it’s hosted in.
Each city has something special to offer, from a rich culture to a common interest and more. Each city is beautiful in their own way, and we want that something special to shine.
Through local talent, sponsors, vendors, partnerships, and more at each Breakaway event, we give Columbus and Dallas a chance to showcase everything great about the city. These soccer stadiums are YOUR soccer stadiums, at the end of the day, Breakaway is YOUR music festival. Be proud of your city and be proud of your Breakaway Music Festival.
We’re always open to suggestions on how to make Breakaway better. After all, it’s your field, your fest.


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