Born in the Netherlands, raised in New Zealand, Malvae a.k.a Jim van der Breggen creates his music from samples he records around the world.
His debut release with Lost Tribe Records in early 2017 proved to be an online sensation, “Haunts Me (feat. Esther Veen)” a melting pot of moody electronica, hard-hitting bass and a vast array of original found sounds from as far away as Indonesia, reached Nr.17 in the viral 50 Charts USA on Spotify and is since recently featured in the successful Japanese Netflix series “Terrace House”. In 2018 he released his single’s “How It Hurts” and “Running Away” with Cloudkid. Composed entirely of sounds from his mouth. He modulates them into a dense, forward-thinking electronic sound with thrilling tempo switches, While “How it Hurts” is complemented by Esther Veen’s ethereal vocals, it reached all over the world. He made his debut in the renowned Melkweg in Amsterdam, NL while opening for Shallou’s “Souls” world tour and played his first headline show during the “Union Love Affair” in Antwerp, BE last year. This year he kicked of with with two new tracks "DWLY" and "Call Me back". While gaining support from artists and music tastemakers like Martin Garrix, Austin Kramer, Dancing Astronaut, and more.
Currently working on my debut album in the Amazon rainforest..