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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.

Jan 31, 2017

For the 119th episode I cracked a couple beers open with Derek and Trevor from the band Choir and talked about a lot of stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with their band. For those of you who don’t know, Choir are a 4 piece Noise Rock band from Pittsburgh, PA who has been active for 2-ish years. I like them a...

Jan 24, 2017

For the 118th episode I sat down with Pittsburgh, PA based DJ/Producer Duo Tracksplotation for a talk about their histories and personal experiences as electronic musicians who have been performing live for the better part of a decade. We also discuss some of the more technical aspects that go into their craft & unique...

Jan 11, 2017

For the 117th episode I sat down with Pittsburgh, PA based photographer/blogger Hugh Twyman for a talk about his history in the scene and his experiences covering it for the past 12+ years! Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!