Video – robots (Hazeem remix)

Bilal – Robots (Hazeem remix) from Plug Research on Vimeo.

Mikael Columbo decided to remix his video since we were doing a remix EP. Enjoy!

To purchase the remixes, here.

To hear the rest of the remixes, here.




Robots EP (remixes)

Easily one of the most talked about tracks on Bilal’s Airtight’s Revenge LP (2010), “Robots” is a thought-provoking record that questions the use of manipulative propaganda by corporate media and the government. Fittingly, on Election Day 2010, Bilal teamed up with French director Mikael Colombu to release the provocative video so jam-packed with social commentary that if you blink you risk missing another jab. Through the multi-media journey the viewer sees the world of politics through Bilal’s eyes. As you watch “Robots” you’ll soon find yourself paying very close attention to
what is really going on, just as the lyrics to the song urge the listener to do.

So great was the response to both the track and video, that in 2011 Plug Research Records hosted an open-call for remix submissions. Producers poured in from far and wide to try their hand at reimagining “Robots” while staying true to its message.

After narrowing down the hundreds of submissions from across the globe, Plug Research is releasing the 7-track Robots Remix EP digitally on May 3, 2011 featuring incredible interpretations by Zack Sekoff, Chuck Treece Featuring Hezekiah & Ishe, Strangeloop, Remy LBO featuring Blu, Hazeem, Stevo & Merse and Tensei.

One thing is certain, with the current political climate around the world, the message of “Robots” is universal. And just as the message is universal, music is about interpretations. So with that, we present the Robots Remix EP for your listening pleasure.

CLICK HERE to listen.




Little one (music video)

Little One is a track off of Bilals latest album, Airtights Revenge, in which he pays homage to eldest son who suffers of Autism.
Directed by : Mathew A Cherry
Producer : Scott Hebert
Production Co: Transparent Filmworks
Starring : Dorian Missick , Erica Hubbard & Sinorice Moss




BILAL – Levels

We are so excited to set off the year correctly! 2011 is here and we wanted to share with you something we and a lot of very special people have worked super hard on. Bilals new “Levels” Video directed by Plug Alumni, Flying Lotus.

To celebrate, the awesome Ken Bts. has given us an awesome remix to share with everyone.

We also have a remix available by Sonnymoon and a re-edit by Flying Lotus available on itunes.




World Cafe Broadcast

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The World Cafe will be broadcasting a Bilal session on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011.

National Public Radio’s World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. Fans can find their local station at the following link by selecting a state from the pull-down menu here.
Worldwide, fans can connect to the WXPN Philadelphia stream Monday through Friday, 2pm to 4pm EST, here.