Initially playing drums for a grindcore/death metal band, Rafiq soon progressed to playing with a plethora of bands of various genres. The most notable of these being the highly acclaimed South Bay postrock/shoegaze trio: "bubblejacket." As of 2008, Actual Rafiq has produced 12 albums of original music, all available at Itunes and most other major online music retailers. The discography covers virtually every subgenre of electronic music known: House, TripHop, DrumNBass/Jungle, Trance, Midtempo, Downtempo, IDM, Ambient, Acid Jazz, Electro, Techno,Hip-Hop, Breakbeat, 2-Step, it's all there... He has also composed soundtracks for 2 16mm films: "Card Playing" (2004/Jee-Hyun Yoo) "About Time" (2004 /R.Gulamani) and 1 animated film: "Bubble,Bubble" (2005/Won-Jeon [Leah] Chun)which was selected for the 2005 Stash Media Awards. Despite his full plate as a freelance artist/animator, Actual Rafiq's undying devotion to music production and DJing has consistently kept eager audiences listening intently, as they revel in his "chameleonic" style.
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