We are thoroughly enjoying the latest work from creative genius Sid Ahmed (you may know him through his music videos with various UK Asian artists). Check out his website for a recent series of comic strips – also known as “Sidoodles” – and marvel.


Raxstar & DJ Surinder Rattan – “Flirt”

Burban, Dance, Hindi, Hip Hop, Rap, UK Asian

Score: 7.7

“Look, I don’t normally do this…” True, Raxstar, but you did give full warning: “Mighta fell off but look at how I bounced back, Fuck it, my next single’s gonna be a house track…” The Luton MC stuck to his word (taken from the “Burban Cyphers“), and the result is a very solid number that doesn’t drop the ball, and provides ample radio fodder. If Rax can manage to string a few more of these together (along with, obviously, “Jaaneman”) and mix them with some great hip hop songs, he could have a genuinely strong album out next year. Surinder Rattan is precisely the kind of producer that he should be working with right now, for whilst Sunit almost always does the job with aplomb, variety is the spice of life, and “Flirt” has a subtle but indelible chorus, a competent house instrumental underpinning it all and an MC on form, delivering some nice punchlines. Of course, as with “Jaaneman” it is all very formulaic, let us not pretend otherwise – but the important thing for Raxstar is to connect with fans, and to do that you need a front-to-back package that functions on every level. That means: music, lyrics, chorus, video, stylists, artwork, promo… Everything to be perfectly synced. To be honest, the whole thing wreaks of Sid Ahmed’s genius at putting an actual campaign together (who knows if that is indeed the case, but these things rarely happen via serendipity alone). Either way, “Flirt” most certainly gets the job done. (Reviewed by Jesal)

Flirt - Single - Raxstar & DJ Surinder Rattan


Look I don’t normally do this
And before you start making excuses
I can see it in your face that you’re ruthless
I aint said nothing why you throwing up your deuces?
Let me talk to you
The place that you’re going let me walk you to,
I must admit I like a little akhar (attitude),
I don’t want you easy to break like a papadh (poppadom),
You look cute when you has has (laugh),
Twenty for your thoughts like das das (ten / tell me)
I know you aint really in a rush rush,
So just stop for a minute like bas bas, (stop)
Just calm it down,
You know you’d look so good with my arm around you,
She said I’m pagal (crazy) I said I’m playing,
But your eyes are telling me what your mouth aint saying

Akhan naal keghai dil tera sajana
(With her eyes she said I’m yours)

Why you wana take take take and not give give give
I just want to show you how I live live live,
You don’t have to tell them what we did did did,
Everybody wants to know what my business is,
But we could start off with a hanji hello,
she was like naa ji N.O.
LOL that usually never fails,
Still got a soft spot for ghetto girls,
I like them with brains though they got to be smart,
These days some of them are too chalaak (cunning)
Like kuri mere haan di (a girl similar to me),
Please never leave like “Peer Tere Jaan Di” ( “The pain of you leaving”),
You should stay for a while,
Every time I see you its making me smile,
So why you wanna settle for a cash and carry?
We should be a power couple like Ash and Abhi