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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.

Mar 21, 2017

For the 125th episode I sat down with Si Lewis of the band Amplifiers for a talk about the journey and sometimes, the struggle of being a productive and consistent artist while simultaneously trying to “adult” properly. We also discuss our shared perspectives on trying to keep a positive attitude through all of the...


Mar 14, 2017

For the 124th episode I sat down with Trevor, Allison & Mark from The Long Hunt. For those of you not familiar, The Long Hunt is a instrumental rock band with a very minimal but complex sound that transcends multiple genres. During this conversation we dig deep into their creative processes, inspiration & personal...


Mar 7, 2017

For the 123rd episode I sat down with singer/songwriter Rachel Lynne for a talk about her journey as a musician throughout the years. We also have a special appearance from Buddy Hoebler to discuss his role in the recent evolution of her solo music into a full band experience. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!