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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.

Oct 26, 2017

Two things I will never turn down are good brews and great conversations so when I got the opportunity to sit down with Day Bracey at Reclamation Brewing for a live episode I took full advantage of the opportunity! We discuss his come up in the world of stand up comedy, turning your personality into a brand and so much...


Oct 19, 2017

The landscape of music has always been a perpetually shifting environment but never before have things been changing so rapidly and unexpectedly. Thanks to the modern accessibility of being able to do almost anything you'd want, any way you want, we're in a really exciting but simultaneously confusing time to be a...


Oct 13, 2017

Take a jump in the time machine back to December 2015 when I first sat down face to face with Steve LaRussa for Episode 071 of Start The Beat. It's been almost 2 years since we recorded this conversation but if you don't know already Steve, you should get to know him because if you follow Sikes at all you're going to...


Oct 5, 2017

Grab your headphones, a cup of coffee, a shovel and drag yourself to the closet graveyard because we got some work to do. Today I sit down with Nathan King for a talk about putting yourself out there and developing creative relationships outside of the “basement”. Nathan is a composer, filmmaker, photographer,...