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A podcast about independent artists for independent artists. Each episode highlights different humans from all walks of life and their individual stories about inspiration, determination, struggle and so much more. Dive into the fantastic minds of these amazing people, absorb some useful knowledge and expand your perspective on the world around you! It's like, really important and stuff… or whatever. Curated, Produced and Hosted by Sikes. Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

Feb 24, 2015

For the 41st episode episode of #startthebeat I sat down with Lazy JP for a talk about all things that come with being a lover of music and a creator of music. We'll talk about his beginnings as an emcee, discuss/debate the creative process and talk about the steps he has taken since then to get where he is today. Sit...


Feb 17, 2015

For the 40th episode episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my friend William James for a solid talk about what it takes to get your "voice" heard and dealing with the struggles of keeping that "voice" loud enough for anyone to notice it through all the other noise in the world. Great talk. Great dude. Sit back,...


Feb 10, 2015

For the 39th episode episode of #startthebeat I sat down with my new friend Ryan of the band Dead Batteries and local screen-printing powerhouse Ink Division for a solid talk about trying to navigate through "adulthood" while maintaining our punk roots and DIY ethics. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT!  

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Feb 3, 2015

For the 38th episode and first 2015 episode of #startthebeat I sat down with Basick Sickness for an awesome talk about being misfits in the Hip-Hop scene and everything that inspires us to continue pushing forward against the odds. Sit back, relax and lets START THE...