Location: Main Stage
Hugely popular UK rapper Raxstar first came to prominence in 2005 with his producing partner Sunit and their breakout single Keep It Undercover – the perfect song about whether to follow your heart or go against parental expectations and conforming.
“This duality is an integral part of my identity as a British Asian. The culture I inherited and the one I was brought up in are worlds apart but there are millions like me who are also trying to figure it all out. Music is my creative outlet to explore that journey.”
This unique perspective allowed Raxstar to create songs like Jaaneman drawing from the influences of Bollywood and the smooth R&B records he grew up with. Described as ‘The Ultimate Rap Ballad’ it proved to be extremely popular worldwide specifically in India & Pakistan and the subsequent music video went viral accumulating over 2 millions views on YouTube.
Songs such as Flirt (w/ DJ Surinder Rattan), The Other Man, Cold World and Ego have led Raxstar to tour all over the UK as well as internationally- don’t miss him tearing up the stage at the 2015 Edinburgh Mela!