Plug Research Robots Remix Project


VTech, Bilal and Plug Research want YOU to show us to reprogram a ROBOT!

We want to hear from our fans and are giving you to opportunity to remix Bilal’s “Robots”. We’ll give you the stems, you remix it and send it back to us.
Download ROBOTS Remix Project Stems by PlugResearch Music
Upload HERE will listen to all of your remixes and select a WINNER.

The Winner will receive:
– A prize pack of audible treats from Plug Research.
– The Chance to meet Bilal when he performs in your town.
– A featured remix on the upcoming EP out in January.

**This is a no-compensation contest. One submitted, all versions will become property of Bilal and Plug Research.

The Deadline to submit all remixes is January 7th.

A message from Bilal:
I’m excited about this remix contest we’re having for “Robots.” I can’t wait to hear what each of you come up with! This song is about status and the trickle down effect. I originally wrote this song in my hotel room in Rotterdam when I was on tour with Spike Lee. I kept everything I wrote on this song except for the drums, which Steve Mckie put new drums on the final version. I look forward to listening to everyone’s submissions. This will be a real treat for me.

Here’s a look behind the scenes of French director Mikael Colombu’s “Robots”.

The Sounds of VTech / Bilal: Robots Trailer

LABEL LOVE VOL. 2: A Free Compilation


Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from Melting Pot, Ninja Tune, One-Handed , Plug Research, Tru Thoughts and Ubiquity.

Each label evokes its own signature sound giving this collection a diversified and interesting flow of genres. Label Love consists of nostalgic classics, fresh unreleased gems and other dope, exclusive selections with the goal of expanding minds to new styles, vibrations and colors.
Feel free to blog, play, tweet, blast, post, etc … please share the love.

1. Hidden Orchestra – Wandering (Tru Thoughts)
2. Sonnymoon – Blast Off (Plug Research)
3. Full Crate – Never Never (Melting Pot)
4. Paul White – Every Breath (One-Handed)
5. Jed and Lucia – Painted Stars Refix (Ubiquity)
6. Bilal – Lost My Mind (Plug Research)
7. Maddslinky – Ruled By Your Motions (Tru Thoughts)
8. Ahu – To:Love (One-Handed)
9. Miles Bonny X The Ins – J Birly (Melting Pot)
10. Jono McCleery – Tomorrow (Ninja Tune)
creditsReleased December 14th 2010

BILAL nominated for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards

Bilal, preeminent vocalist and songwriter was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards for “Little One” from his third studio album, Airtight’s Revenge, which was released September 14 through Plug Research Music and Distributed by The Orchard.

Little One”, a smooth track with a soulful sound is dedicated to his sons. “My youngest son has Sickle Cell and my oldest son has Autisim. This song is for them”, stated Bilal. An advocate for Autism, last month Bilal led the 2010 Walk Now for Autism Speaks on the National Mall. The largest crowd ever assembled in our nation’s capital for autism walked from the Capitol Building to the Washington Monument and raised over $750,000 for research, awareness, family services, and advocacy.

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Bilal on the Mo’Nique show

Just in case you missed Bilal on the Mo’Nique show, here is the link. Enjoy and feel free to share as far and wide as you’d like to.

CLICK here to watch it.

The Witness Protection Program and Bilal

Today Questlove posted this amazing song by The Witness Protection Program and Bilal. Listen to it and enjoy it.