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for SOME STRANGE REASON, YOU'RE NO FUN: the album episode

8/29/2018
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on today's episode, our guests are OURSELVES. we both have new albums on the horizon("Some Strange Reason" by Peace to Mateo & "You're No Fun" by Illingsworth), so we decided to carve out some time to talk about them. we speak a lot about the techniques of instrumental music, as well as our inspirations and influences. if you've ever been interested in how either of us make beats, this will definitely give you some insight. this probably counts as music nerdery. purchase our...

Duration:00:54:17

Street Beet, A Vegan Food Pop-Up in Detroit

7/24/2018
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On this episode of Free Refills, we talk to Nina Paletta and Meghan Shaw of Street Beet, an up and coming vegan pop up in Detroit. We talk about vegan options in Detroit, of course, pop ups, as well as the mechanics of coming up with new vegan dishes. They'll be popping up next at the MOCAD in Detroit, on Sunday, August 12, 2016, from 11am to 4pm at the "This Morning a DJ Saved My Life" brunch event. on August 21, 2018, they'll be back at it with Vegan Taco "Hell" (the HELL is for legal...

Duration:01:06:54

Height Keech, IALIVE, & MISTER: THE TOUR-TIPPERS

5/30/2018
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We're back, and we've brought friends. These computer rockers teach us how to tour, and share stories from the road. Thoroughly check out our guests at the links below. They'll be back on the road soon. Find out date details at https://www.facebook.com/HeightKeech/ Height Keech heightkeech.com Computer Rocker: heightwithfriends.bandcamp.com/album/computer-rocker http://twitter.com/heightkeech http://instagram.com/height_keech https://www.facebook.com/HeightKeech/ More info on the...

Duration:01:49:52

We're UNDEAD (Halloween MINI-EPISODE)

10/31/2017
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Happy Halloween. On tonight's episode, Illingsworth checks in to ramble for about 6 minutes. He just wanted to let you know that Free Refills is not dead, we've just been busy doing our life things but, we will return soon. In the meantime, check the latest offerings from the hosts of Free Refills at the following links...... The Dollar Show's Halloween ep: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=ZdVBv8ijNsI The newest YHS release:...

Duration:00:06:38

Game of Thrones Season 7 Recap with Stryfe (GoT SPOILERS inside)

9/3/2017
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Peace to Mateo & Illingsworth enjoy the Game of Thrones franchise, so it's only right that we use our massive podcasting platform to discuss all the twists and turns of the tv show's penultimate season, Season 7. We brought in the homie Stryfe, an incredible Detroit emcee on his own, and frequent collaborator to the group Detroit CYDI. He's also deep into dem yung Thrones so, he joined us for the dragon-ride. SPOILERS. FULL OF SPOILERS. If you aren't all the way caught up in the series,...

Duration:01:47:21

Nerd-hats with Hir-O

8/21/2017
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Our bud Hir-O has returned. We recorded this episode a couple months ago. We talked about some of our current and upcoming movie interests, Black Panther, Star Wars, etc. We also finally talked about some music. I (Illingsworth) got a bit curmudgeon-y at some point, I think. Sometimes I can't help it. Enough typing. Jump into this episode. Also make sure to check out Hir-O's music. https://melloworange.bandcamp.com/album/emissary https://soundcloud.com/hirobeats Oblique Strategies:...

Duration:02:01:03

Know Your Role With Nicole (of Assemble Sound)

8/20/2017
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We talked to our bud Nicole C. from Assemble Sound awhile back. They're having another informational/education session in Detroit on August 24. Here's all the info for that if you want to attend: https://www.facebook.com/events/222361051626883 Nicole knows a boat-load about music publishing and licensing and she has been helping spread this knowledge to the musicians of Detroit. We do end up talking about that as well as our usual share of goofy things. If you'd like to learn more...

Duration:01:12:12

GOLDZILLA & SEAN UPPERCUT VS THE WORLD

7/13/2017
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Recorded May 13, 2017 (I THINK, DAWG) we had a couple emcee buds, GOLDZILLA, and Sean Uppercut drop through our new SECRET recording location. more mics, more wires, more swag. we talk about our favorite rappers, dodging snuff-films, drug epidemics, and BUTT-CHUGGING. Goldzilla has finished a new project with Eddie Logix called IMMACULATE MISCONCEPTION, soon to be released, and we'll make sure to give you an additional update when it arrives. Sean Uppercut is currently working on a...

Duration:02:07:31

DEFT BRAVURA WITH STEF CHURA

6/6/2017
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Recorded 4-13-2017 We talked to Stef Chura mostly. Ryan Clancy, a teeny bit. Ms. Chura is a songwriter/vocalist/guitarist. She has an album available digitally and on vinyl entitled "Messes". She'll be back on the road soon and you can find out where here https://www.facebook.com/stefchuraband/. Stef shared many of her interests, from hella bands (musical bands, not bands for money), to really old (yet classic) reality television. Illingsworth also inadvertently spoiled one of those...

Duration:01:01:21

Shed ills with Red Pill

5/16/2017
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Recorded on March 11, 2017 Red Pill is a fellow Michigan MC, signed to Mello Music Group. Not too long ago, he released the LP version of his Day Drunk project. It features 3 more tracks (one of them produced by one of our hosts) and it can be obtained HERE: https://redpill360.bandcamp.com/album/day-drunk-lp. We had a fun conversation about rat-cheese, awkward rap shows, musical influences, and more. Definitely gotta bring him back for another episode. learn more about Red Pill at the...

Duration:01:45:16

Embrace the skies with VAPOR EYES

5/4/2017
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We talked to our bud Vapor Eyes, an incredible producer, Push Beats member, DJ, human, out of Chicago. He was in town for a show, promoting his newest project, PROXIMA, released on Young Heavy Souls. https://vaporeyes.bandcamp.com/album/proxima We take a trip to the heights of music. We talked about curation, some of our favorite albums and artists, making this a RARE music-based episode. We're not mad about it. catch up with Vape at these...

Duration:02:05:19

Nolan The Ninja in "Air Nolo Shares Promo"

4/13/2017
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Our homie, and incredible emcee/producer Nolan The Ninja stopped through to tell us about his latest works and to take a long walk down memory lane. He gives us a view into his many influences as well as his outlook on music and his own personal path towards his musical truth. You can get his latest works here:...

Duration:02:12:56

Open Mike Eagle in "Open Skype, Eagle!"

4/1/2017
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Recorded Feb 8, 2017. On this episode, we are joined via high-tech telecommunications device by none other than Open Mike Eagle, a bird of many feathers. Such feathers include: emceeing, producing, podcasting, writing, being in videos, parenting, husbanding, etc. In this episode, you will learn how to become a member of any secret society you choose, we ponder DRUMPF, and we learn how to be a professional indie-person. Learn about Mike at...

Duration:01:20:14

FREE REFILLS MINI EPISODE

3/27/2017
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THIS IS NOT A FULL EPISODE BUT, IT IS A WARNING....A FORESHADOWING....OF WHAT IS TO COME. LISTEN, DO YOUR GOOGLES, USE YOUR MIND, FIGURE OUT THE PUZZLE. OUR NEXT FULL EPISODE IS COMING ON APRIL 1ST AND THIS IS NOT A JOKE. DAMMIT. BELIEVE ME. I KNOW YOUR FIRST INSTINCT IS TO NOT BELIEVE. BELIEVE. I AM SCREAMING RIGHT NOW. follow us in the meantime: https://twitter.com/matblaq, http://www.youngheavysouls.com htps://twitter.com/illingsworth,...

Duration:00:03:34

11. EXTRA HOURS WITH MEGA POWERS, Part 2

3/16/2017
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Our buds, Mega Powers (Pig Pen & Eddie Logix) dropped in. Two very prolific producers respectively in their own rights, these two gents joined up to work on a very analog-gear-centric musical duo/project, and they recently celebrated their first proper release in the form of the Winterludes EP. They have a show at the Majestic Cafe on March 18, 2017 with Jon Zott, The Dropout, and Crate Digga. We had a very fun conversation about virtual reality, performing, alternate Wu-Tang timelines,...

Duration:01:26:34

10. EXTRA HOURS WITH MEGA POWERS, Part 1

3/8/2017
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Our buds, Mega Powers (Pig Pen & Eddie Logix) dropped in. Two very prolific producers respectively in their own rights, these two gents joined up to work on a very analog-gear-centric musical duo/project, and they recently celebrated their first proper release in the form of the Winterludes EP. We had a very fun and informal conversation about hybrid organisms, productivity, court cases, movies, music venues in MI, and more. Another two-parter. Part 2 next week. (Recorded on January 7,...

Duration:01:33:52

9. MC Friendly Gets Too Friendly, AND CRYSTALS

3/1/2017
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(Recorded on December 21, 2016) MC Friendly stopped by for a chat. He's an MC from Grand Rapids, currently residing in Portland. He's 1/2 of the group, Obese Ghost Children, the other half being NORTY (who appeared in an earlier episode of this pod, so go listen to that too). We talk about music, ghosts, education, parenting, toiletries, year-end lists, CRYSTALS, and gas-station coffee, and more. True to the name always, he got super friendly, so friendly/personal that we had to insert a...

Duration:02:12:11

8. A Hir-O's Welcome, Part 2

2/21/2017
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(Recorded on December 17, 2016) Hir-O is a super-talented Detroit-based producer who has worked with artists like Doss The Artist, Red Pill, Sheefy McFly and more. His last project, Emissary, was released on the MellowOrange label and you can check that out here: https://melloworange.bandcamp.com/album/emissary Hir-O is also a fellow nerdy dude so, we end up talking about Star Wars, Watch Dogs 2, Basketball, Fights, and more. We had a lot of fun talking to him so we're sure he'll...

Duration:01:27:59

7. A Hir-O's Welcome, Part 1

2/14/2017
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(Recorded on December 17, 2016) Hir-O is a super-talented Detroit-based producer who has worked with artists like Doss The Artist, Red Pill, Sheefy McFly and more. His last project, Emissary, was released on the MellowOrange label and you can check that out here: https://melloworange.bandcamp.com/album/emissary Hir-O is also a fellow nerdy dude so, we end up talking about Star Wars, Movie Spoilers, and the merits of Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko (of Star Trek Deep Space Nine). We had...

Duration:01:34:42

6. Knowingly Nerding with The Noveliss, Part 2

2/7/2017
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Noveliss is a solo emcee, as well as a member of the hip hop quartet, Clear Soul Forces. In this FINAL episode of our 2-parter with Noveliss, we continue to dive deep into things like police brutality, hip hop, anime, wrestling, Mortal Kombat, and Star Wars. Just like life, this episode is all over the place, and quite the journey. We got so caught up, we recorded about 4 hours worth of pod (and extended the conversation for an additional 2 hours after recording stopped). If you care...

Duration:01:55:56