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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 21, 2017

For the 122nd episode I sat down with Steph and Jesse aka THE LOPEZ for a talk about the history and evolution of their band as well as some of the things currently on the horizon for them. We also discuss some of the stuff that they do outside of THE LOPEZ such as Steph's involvement with LADYFEST, Jesse's...


Feb 7, 2017

For the 120th episode I sat down with my long time friend AJ of Save Us From The Archon for a talk about his creative process and some behind the scenes talk about what it is like working day to day in the music business. Lot’s of cool points about transitioning from the DIY landscape where you have 100% control of...


Feb 7, 2017

For the 121st episode I sat down with the General Manager of Wild Kindness Records, Donald Ducote for an awesome talk about his journey & views on the world as an independent artist and everything that that has paved the way for where he is today. Outside of running a label, Donald plays in the band Ancient History...