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Original Design for the Dream Wanderers
Original Design for the Dream Wanderers created by Maurice & Steve

The Dream Wanaderers by Rhythm Method©

Maurice Oliver:  Chill Factor-5, Electron Farm, Maurice Rhythm Method

Maurice was born in Harlem, New York City. It is said his appreciation of music began with the Apollo Theatre, where his mother would often catch a matinee while still pregnant with him. He grew up on Staten Island in a musical neighborhood where inspiration was everywhere. There were the sounds of conga drums in the parks in summer and gospel music at church on Sundays. He learned to love jazz from his dad, Elliot Oliver. Through junior high and high school Maurice played drums and orchestral percussion and began to perform with professional musicians. For many years he lead rock, blues and jazz bands, performing around the East Coast in clubs, festivals & cultural events.

At The Julliard School of Music In Manhattan, Maurice studied orchestral percussion, majoring in tympani. At The New School of Social Research he studied with such great artists as Oliver Lake,  Sam Rivers, Karl Berger and Jimmy Guiffre. He studied electronic composition with John Watts, founder of The Composers Theatre in NYC. In the 1980’s Maurice received grants from the New York State Council for the Arts, and The New York Urban League, as well as The Composer’s Award and the New York City Council for the Arts Grant for percussion workshops in public schools.

Living in Amsterdam for a few years provided Maurice an opportunity to perform and write music in other genre and collaborate with musicians from around the world. He learned to play West African drums, such as talking drum, djembe and baliphone with master drummer Babatundi Olatunji, and studied Afro-Brazilian rhythms with Airto, Ciro Baptista and Nana Vasconcelos on traditional instruments such as the quica, agogo, caxixi and berimbau. Jo Papo Dadiego brought expertise in Afro-Cuban music as well.

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. Under Maurice’s leadership, 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 Zoe soundtrack, Milan Records/BMG.

Their most acclaimed song, “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. In 2005 Maurice founded Chill Factor-5, and Electronfarm Records Ltd. As vehicles to express his new musical direction, and independence from the traditional music business machine. The first release 2005’s “A Heartbeat Away” was widely acclaimed in the electronic, pop, and jazz circles. Chill Factor’s groundbreaking “Sun Flower Jazz” garnered a Grammy© nomination for album of the year, eclipsing 1200 other releases for the fifth spot in the final nominations. Electronfarm Records is now one of the most respected, and widely distributed small labels in the world. Electronfarms  digital distribution through The Orchard.com, Zebralution, with physical distribution by Amazon.com. Planetworks for International distribution, and Clay Pasternack Inc. for domestic retail distribution.

 

Electronfarm Records is proud to announce the release of the new Chill Factor-5 album Terra Firma. Available at all digital stores June 21st 2015. CD’s will be available Amazon.com July 15th,2015

Terra Firma is a melodic and world rhythm-driven collection of deep, warm, infectious grooves that reflect many of our planet’s cultures.
Terra Firma has gorgeous ambient, and cinematic sounds, and warm production.
Terra Firma features the alluring French jazz vocalist Coltilde Rullaud on Mystery, You Never
Can Go Home Again, and the wonderful closer Deliah. Great up beat rhythms to break out in
dance while still engaging the ear with interesting instrumentation and melodies. Terra Firma
also features woodwind artist Clive Stevens on Mystery, and multi brass artist, and grandson of world famous musician, composer Bert Kaempfert, and  artist in his own right Stefan
Kaempfert Haake on Terra Firma, Mystery, and, Crazy Love. The final song Delilah features
Clotilde’s vocals, and emotive chomatic harmonica of artist Steve Merola.
It works to just play the whole CD some favorites tracks are: Terra Firma, Mystery, Milky Way,
You Never Can Go Home, Again, Delilah, and the Berlin meets the south side of Chicago house of Secrets.

 

The Latest Reviews & Comments from

Fans of Terra Firma

 

Linda Scott

Cool Tunes! I’ll recommend it always

Scott Throll

I’M YOUR FAN AND NOTIN’ 2 ADD I’LL KEEP LISTENIN’

Winston Keyes

your music I play on Repeat repeat repeat

Normand

Thank you for your message and it’s really great to be a part of your life! Music connects people worlwide and it’s just amazing.
LOVE YOUR MUSIC! KEEP IT UP

Ezra Gray

your tunes are simplistic. Easy to digest. Radio friendly.
I am a huge fan and have been since I discovered you.
I will continue to support you and recommend you to friends.
I appreciate the hard work you put forth.

Christopher Verbazz

Now THAT’s music ive been listening to this all day, seems like you can never get tired of it!

Luigi Bianchi

I am sooooo excited for your music!! keep it coming more and mooore!!! Luigi

Stephanie Wood

Can’t get enough of terra firma. Love It and will be replayed many many times in my list of favourites!!!!!!

Mui Cheung

Hey, I personally think that it shows that you
are more musically gifted if you can bring us different kinds of music than just playing the same thing tune after tune. I like your music very much because of its diversity and you are not tryin’ to repeat yourself or any artist out there. I appreciate the creativity
you put into your music style.
From a true fan of all your music.

Karen Snider

Hello!
About the tunes: they are really good, I love the sounds… I’ve been really captured by this one which is called crazy love. I really like it!! I hope my support will help you and soon I’ll listen to your new music!
🙂

many Regards!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maurice is now a Remixer for the legendary Fania Records & Codigo Music.  Fania Records will be releasing an EP of remixes created by Chill Factor-5, of songs by Roberto Blades, Bobby Rodriquez, Pete Conde Rodriquez, and Celia Cruz.

 

Jazzy Lounge Top 25

As of November 9, 2014

Jazzy Lounge’s Top 25, new track additions and music reviews (soon to come). Broadcasting daily- 24/7/365- an eclectic mix of: Chill Out, Nu Jazz, Lounge, House, Neosoul, Down Tempo, Dub, World, Electronica and more.

Rank Artist Track Album
4 Chill Factor-5 Punta Roja, It Was Only The Wind Sun Flower Jazz
13 Chill Factor-5 Rangoon Journey to Music Island
19 Chill Factor-5 Leidseplein Strut A Heartbeat Away

http://jazzyloungenewsletter.blogspot.com/2014/11/jazzy-lounge-top-25-for-november-9-2014.html

 

 

KSPHERE-009a

http://www.beatport.com/release/groove-on-heavenly-ep/1403815

Hot on the heels of his debut Part of the Plan single, Electron Farm frontman Maurice Oliver returns to KSphere with his new Groove on Heavenly EP! Groove is the operative word here when talking about this release. The title track “Groove on Heavenly,” hits us with a nice deep flowy rhythmic that may compliment tunes on the lighter side of AME and Loco Dice. Effective and yes, groovy. His Indian Sumer remix compliments the original nicely adding a twinge of quirky synths and a quick electric guitar looped riff. Next up is “What We’re Doing” and although it comes in strong with a thick beat and urban vocal sample, it evens out to a cool head-nodding rolling 4/4 that ‘s becoming quite the signature sound. His Creole remix gives us even more of that really good musical head. Electron Farm has always had his own special brand of world rhythms, grooves, electronica and jazz. He’s performed at the Melkweg/Milky Way in Amsterdam and Exit and Tressor in Berlin and was one of the first American bands to perform live at the Love Parade in Berlin, and NYC’s The Limelight, The Shelter, The Ritz and The Roxy. This is sure to be a well-received second release EP, so crank it up!

 

Electron Farm/GOH EP [Radio]

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Groove_On_Heavenly

Groove_on_Heavenly_Indian_Summer_remix_

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Bryant S. Littlejohn
Location: KISS108FM/KIK94.4 & 88.1FM/JOY 94.5FM/Various Internet Stations
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Sent: 11/06/2014 11:23
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Favourite Track: Groove_On_Heavenly
Rating: 4/5
Comments: LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT
Disko Avenue [Radio DFM]
Location: Russia
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Sent: 11/06/2014 11:23
Feedback: 11/06/2014 12:24
Favourite Track: Groove_On_Heavenly
Rating: 5/5
Comments: sounds cool, thanks
Justin Testa
Location: AOL Radio www.music.aol.com/radioguide/bb Focuson The DJ www.focusonthedj.com (Sprint/Nextel, AT&T,
Publication: nerecordpool.com
Sent: 11/06/2014 11:23
Feedback: 11/07/2014 13:00
Favourite Track: Groove_on_Heavenly_Indian_Summer_remix_final
Rating: 4/5
Comments: This track is pretty cool! It super catchy, and I like that. Great vocals.

Monsta

Location: Music Choice – KXRG 95.9 FM Honolulu, HI – www.PartyRadioUSA.netwww.1Dance.fm – www.EnergyRadio
Publication: www.DjMONSTA.comwww.FaceBook.com/MonstaNYCwww.MySpace.com/Dj_MONSTAwww.MySpace.com/DjMONSTAhttp://twitter.com/DjMONSTAnyc
Sent: 11/06/2014 11:23
Feedback: 11/08/2014 09:30
Favourite Track: Groove_On_Heavenly
Rating: 5/5
Comments: Red hot track, can not wait to play it!

 

Electron Farm/GOH EP [DJ]

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Favourite Track

Groove_On_Heavenly

Groove_on_Heavenly_Indian_Summer_remix_ WhatWereDoing_CreoleMix

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fabrizio
Location: mtv networks
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Sent: 10/28/2014 12:38
Feedback: 10/28/2014 12:59
Favourite Track: Groove_on_Heavenly_Indian_Summer_remix_final
Rating: 4/5
Comments: Nice and Deep, love it!
Above & Beyond
Location: London
Publication: aboveandbeyond.nu
Sent: 10/28/2014 12:38
Feedback: 10/29/2014 02:27
Favourite Track: Groove_On_Heavenly
Rating: 3/5
Comments: Listening for Above & Beyond. Check www.aboveandbeyond.nu/radio to see if supported.

Gerard Russchenberg
Location: Club Madnezz
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Rating: 3/5
Comments: Creole mix is nice
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Favourite Track: Groove_On_Heavenly
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Comments: thanks.downloading. will have a listen to it later.pls check tracklists at www.kyauandalbert.com for support
Rich Hawtin
Location: Berlin
Publication: www.m-nus.com
Sent: 10/28/2014 12:38
Feedback: 10/29/2014 23:27
Favourite Track: Groove_On_Heavenly
Rating: 3/5
Comments: downloaded for r hawtin

Fedde Le Grand
Favourite Track: Groove_On_Heavenly
Rating: 3/5
Comments: Thank you for the music you sent us! We look forward to reviewing it. Should we decide to use your material we will notify you as soon as possible…

 

Electron Farm/GOH EP [Media]

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Groove_On_Heavenly

WhatWereDoing_CreoleMix

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Jens Leber aka HighTower
Location: radioEttlingen.de
Publication: http://radioEttlingen.de
Sent: 10/28/2014 12:59
Feedback: 10/28/2014 16:25
Favourite Track: WhatWereDoing_CreoleMix
Comments: no.3 is the deepest 😉 … full support on http://radioEttlingen.de, article coming soon
Adam r (Global Dance Session)
Location: Global Dance Session
Publication: Globa Dance Radio
Sent: 10/28/2014 12:59
Feedback: 10/28/2014 18:17
Favourite Track: Groove_On_Heavenly
Rating: 3/5
Comments: Grove On Heavenly is crisp

Nori

Location:
Publication: Extra Music New
Sent: 10/28/2014 12:59
Feedback: 10/30/2014 03:33
Favourite Track: Groove_On_Heavenly
Rating: 4/5
Comments: On promo chart

 

Discography

 

RHYTHM METHOD THE FUTURE  EP Adrenalin Records 1993

THE MODERN ARCHITECHTURE OF HOUSE  D’Vision Records 1994

UNITED STATE OF AMBIENCE   COMPLATION “Goa: Season of the Monsoon” Moonshine Records 1994

X-SIGHT TRAX   EP “Beat on a Drum” X-Sight Records 1994

KILLING ZOE – SOUNDTRACK  “But You Must”  Milan Records BMG Dist. 1994

EVOLUTION  EP X-Sight Records 1994

BERLIN VISIONS 3 – COMPILATION “Eternal Harmony” D’Vision Records 1999

TRANCE MASTERS 11 – COMPILATION “Goa: Season of the Monsoon” Vision Sound Carrier Records

1996 RHYTHM METHOD: DREAM WANDERERSLP C&S Records 1997

MANCINI BEATS – COMPILATION Baby Elephant Walk  2000 Ion Records N.Y.

ATMOSPHERICSv. 1.0 (The Breaks)               1998 CD)Sorrow (Tribal Mix)  StreetBeat Records

ETHNO DANCE VOLUME 1998 (2xCD) Goa: Seasons Of The Mosoon

Nova Tekk Recs. (2xCD) NTD 91111-24

19TH & MORGAN “Come on in” Maurice Rhythm Method Remix fourteenfiftyfour Recs. Chicago 2002

RHYTHM METHOD“CIRCLE OF RHYTHM” Electronfarm Prods Chicago 2003

19TH & MORGAN EP 2001

CHILL FACTOR-5 “A HEARTBEAT AWAY” ELECTRONFARM RECORDS LTD. Release date 4-27-2005

ELECTRONFARMJOURNEY TO MUSIC ISLAND

SUNFLOWER JAZZ Digital Release of SUN FLOWER JAZZ ELECTRONFARM RECORDS LTD. distribution by Zebralution.com worldwide

CHILL FACTOR-5 SUNFLOWER JAZZ  Digi-pack CD Release of SUN FLOWER JAZZ  ELECTRONFARM RECORDS LTD. distribution Electronfarm Records/amazon.com

CHILL FACTOR-5 THE VENUS EFFECT  Digi-pack CD Release ELECTRONFARM RECORDS 2009 LTD.

THE RETURN OF DR. DARK CD Release ELECTRONFARM RECORDS LTD/AMAZON.COM. 2010

CHILL FACTOR-5 SPIRITUAL RHYTHM  CD Release ELECTRONFARM RECORDS LTD. 2011

CHILL FACTOR-5 COASTAL VIBRATIONS Release DIGITAL DIST THE ORCHARD.COM PYHSICAL CD ELECTRONFARM RECORDS LTD/AMAZON.COM

ELECTRON FARM : ON KALEIDOSPHERE RECORDS

http://www.kaleidosphere.com/electron-farm.html

Here is what the Taste Makers are saying!

Electron Farm: Part of the Plan

RADIO & DJ

Hans Tavera

Lima, Peru / www.afterhoursradioshow.com / Afterhours Radio Show

“Support!”

favourite track: Part_Of_The_Plan_2014_Mix

rating: 5/5

Glenn Friscia

DJ/Producer/Remixer/Radio Jock / Facebok and Myspace

“nice track”

favourite track: Part_Of_The_Plan_2014_Mix

rating: 4/5

Randy”,Randy,,,,,

MOOD: dba DMX, Inc / KNHC 89.5 FM, Seattle /

“This is rock solid funkafied!

Would love to support your music, please contact us for

licensing.”

favourite track: PART_OF_THE_PLAN_Original

rating: 5/5

Justin Testa

AOL Radio www.music.aol.com/radioguide/bb Focuson The DJ www.focusonthedj.com (Sprint/Nextel, AT&T, /

nerecordpool.com

“Awesome Track! The production is on point! Will add!”

favourite track: PART_OF_THE_PLAN_Original

rating: 4/5

Monsta

Music Choice – KXRG 95.9 FM Honolulu, HI – www.PartyRadioUSA.net – www.1Dance.fm – www.EnergyRadio /

www.DjMONSTA.com – www.FaceBook.com/MonstaNYC – www.MySpace.com/Dj_MONSTA –

www.MySpace.com/DjMONSTA – http://twitter.com/DjMONSTAnyc –

“cool stuff!”

favourite track: PART_OF_THE_PLAN_Original

rating: 5/5

Bryant S. Littlejohn

KISS108FM/KIK94.4 & 88.1FM/JOY 94.5FM/Various Internet Stations/

“LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!”

favourite track: Part_Of_The_Plan_2014_Mix

rating: 4/5

PRESS

Sara Cooper PR

“Lovely!!”

rating: 5/5

Rudy Kizer

WRZX Indianapolis / Http://facebook.dj/hitthedecks

“excellent – fully supporting this”

favourite track: Part_Of_The_Plan_2014_Mix

rating: 4/5

Nori

Extra Music New!

“On promo chart”

favourite track: PART_OF_THE_PLAN_Original

rating: 4/5

Jens Leber aka HighTower

radioEttlingen.de / http://radioEttlingen.de

“full support on http://radioEttlingen.de”

favourite track: PART_OF_THE_PLAN_Original

rating: 4/5

Chris Tarantino

WFMU / Village Voice / Donuts and Prozak

“funky. i like it.”

favourite track: Part_Of_The_Plan_2014_Mix

rating: 3/5

House DJ’s

KC Anderson
NYC Music Choice/House/Deep House / https://www.facebook.com/ChristopherKCAnderson
“Feelin’ the Re:Rub…”
rating: 4/5
Shawn Phillips
Utah clubs/Movin 100.7/Utah / Billboard Magazine Club chart reporter
“yum”
favourite track: PART_OF_THE_PLAN_Original
rating: 4/5
fabrizio
mtv networks /
“nice and bouncy!”
rating: 4/5

Bogdan Taran
Radio shows in Latvia, Estonia, Moldova. Full list on website / www.danceradio.lv, www.dancebox.net
“Nice sound – I didn’t know original, but re-rub sounds
cool”
favourite track: Part_Of_The_Plan_2014_Mix
rating: 4/5

PERFORMANCE

THE MELKWEG/MILKY WAY -Amsterdam

THE PARADISO -Amsterdam

NIGHTTOWN- Rotterdam

THE EXIT-Berlin

TRESSOR- Berlin

“LOVE PARADE” -Berlin

THE SUBWAY- Kaulsrhue

THE LIMELIGHT– NYC, NY

THE GRAND – NYC, NY

THE SHELTER “A RAVE CALLED “NASA“- NYC NY

THE RITZ — NYC NY

ROXY – NYC. NY

THE BANK – NYC. NY

THE COOLER– NYC NY

NELL’S – NYC. NY

CAFFEINE – LONG ISLAND. NY

FEVER – BALTIMORE, MD

CARBON CLUB – NYC. NY

CHICAGO

BIOLOGY BAR

MORESLAND

MOMO -AMSTERDAM

ZAMAS- TULUM MEXICO

 

 

 

 

 

 

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