MAURICE OLIVER/CHILL FACTOR- 5
Leader of one of the most exciting Nu Music ensembles of the decade... bridging the gap between live instrumentation and modern electronica, comprised of exciting improvised jazz solos and rich, sophisticated textures with urban and world influences.
Maurice founded the band, Rhythm Method, with his brother Steve. The band featured live percussion, keyboards and guitar and performed in such renowned venues as the Melkweg/Milky Way in Amsterdam and Exit and Tressor in Berlin. Rhythm Method was one of the first American bands to perform live at the Love Parade in Berlin. In New York City the band performed regularly at The Limelight, The Shelter, The Ritz and The Roxy.
Rhythm Method released "The Future EP" on Adrenalin Records in 1993. In 1996, the album "Dream Wanderers" was released with C&S Records.
He wrote the song, "But You Must" for the Killing Zoë soundtrack, Milan Records/BMG. "Goa Season of the Monsoon" was included on the compilations, "United State of Ambience" on Moonshine Records and Trance Masters 2 on Vision Sound Carrier Records.
The advent of low-cost home computers and music software has given Maurice his own path to creative freedom and he can now realize an entire musical composition on his own.
He is President of Electronfarm Records, a multi-media company creating, music CD’s, and digital downloads. Video for artists, as well as television, and film scoring, and sound design. Presently living in the Chicago area He has assembled a “Live” band to expand upon the concepts explored in the studio. Electronfarm Records releases: Chill Factor-5 “A Heartbeat Away”, “Journey to Music Island”, and the latest album Sun Flower Jazz have achieved critical acclaim.
Audio Visual Technician
- Full time
- Part time
- One time
Educator: Drumming for Mind Body & Spirit
Mc Gaw YMCA
April 2011 - April 2011
World music, movement, and meditation education, cultural diversity
for youth groups, families, and seniors.
21st Century Education
February 2009 - February 2009
After school, music education programs.
World Music Educator
Lighthouse 21st Century Community Learning Centers
March 2006 - March 2006
World music education, cultural diversity.
Electronfarm Records Ltd.
January 2005 - January 2005
Composer-producer of music for Electronfarm Records Ltd.
Rhythmatist, percussionist, drummer, keyboards, guitarist, folk & found instruments, DAW, and Sound design.
Marketing & Promotion
Electronfarm Records Ltd.
From May 2003
Dj Producer Remixer
Software & MIDI buyer, World Music Buyer, Keyboard specialist
zZounds Music Discovery Center