Born and raised in Vienna / Austria in 1977. Freestyling and writing lyrics since 1991. Production of beats and electronic music since 1993. In the following years several live performances in small places and collaboration with musicians of different genres. Composition of a variety of tracks in German and Viennese dialect with Miki Obradovic (guitar, lyrics, vocals).
1996 Matura graduation – Electronic Engineering. 2001 Owner of the Creative Agency Loop + Logo together with the partners Michael Pointner (graphic design) and Miki Obradovic (programming) and the Advertising Agency Mindwarp. Designer of image and audio material for the promotion of products (websites, logo design, corporate identity, sound design, content, online games, animation, etc.).
2004 Release of the Rifa album „Elevator Monkey – Lift off“ by the copyleft label Prisonsoup (France). In the following years a large number of online publications and advertising projects (audio engineering). 2004 Sound design for the animated film „Das Leben von Kurti O. – Wie Kurti zu seinem eigenen Namen kam“ by Christoph Schinko.
2007-2010 project manager marketing (customer acquisition, negotiations, project specifications, cost control, analysis, statistics, etc.)
Participation in the Producer Festival „Schmiede – playground of ideas) in Hallein 2012 and 2013 (collaboration with artists of different genres). 2013 Rifa at ResidenceSea Heraklion – sensing your environment through art. 2013 Final Cut Pro certified associate and collaboration with British rapper Curtiss Cobane (Brian Shank´s). Brian Shank´s live performances at Schmiede 2013 with Kike Perdoma (Saxophone), Jeroen Truyen (Drums), Matthias Leboucher (Keyboard) and Sarah Glenda (Voice) and at ResidenceSea Heraklion.
2013 move to Heraklion: Audio post-production, sound design, audio engineering, audio editing for short films, art events, animations and videos. Collaboration with filmmakers and experiences in the fields of cameraman, film editor and photography.