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Unusual choices and unusual sounds without losing reality; Malbetrieb is a DJ/producer and label owner (Klopfgeist, Leeuwarden) firmly rooted in the north of the Netherlands. From handclapping to fingersnapping Malbetrieb continuously tries to challenge his own creativity, letting emotions be his guide. This led to several musical co-operations (Sebastian Davidson, Rik Woldring, Andreas Bergmann) and his Samenhang EP (released on Nightbird) hitting the Beatport Top 100 in 2012. With a fine ear for atmosphere and audience, Malbetrieb performed live in Berlin, Naples, Amsterdam and in 2011 opened the mainstage of Awakenings Festival, together with Rik Woldring. As co-founder of Paradigm (Groningen), he is connected to one of the most promising new clubs in the Netherlands. Parody being the name of his Residency night, Malbetrieb promises to keep providing us with unusual sound experiences.