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Start The Beat Podcast

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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.

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.

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United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative - Start The Beat #344

9/23/2020
Joker and Zero of Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative join me on Episode 344 for a really fun conversation about fire breathing, juggling, magic, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. You can also listen to more of my podcasts here: https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat

Duration:01:12:23

Reasun - Start The Beat #343

9/16/2020
My friend and Hip-Hop Artist / Promoter REASUN joins me on Episode 343 for a really great conversation about self-development, building up a community, staying focused on your passions, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. You can also listen to more of my podcasts here: https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat

Duration:01:06:22

Baby Byron & Ase Snefru - Start The Beat #342

9/9/2020
This week I'm joined by @lordbabybyron and @ase_snefru of @kidgauwd for a really great conversation about marketing, teamwork, friendship, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. You can also listen to more of my podcasts here: https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat

Duration:01:05:44

Chris Fafalios - Start The Beat #341

9/2/2020
My friend and fellow musician/podcaster Chris Fafalios of Punchline, PACK, Another Cheetah, and One Hit Thunder joins me this week via video chat for a super awesome episode! We had a blast chatting about work ethic, brand building, the neverending struggle of expensive gear that never seems to work 100% correctly, and plenty more! Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. You...

Duration:00:57:58

Fernando De La Cruz - Start The Beat #340

8/25/2020
Today I'm joined by Filmmaker / Photographer Fernando De La Cruz of Fernando De La Cruz Films for a chat all about his creative journey working towards a full-time life behind the lens. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably. You can also listen to more of my podcasts here: https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat

Duration:01:15:52

Tim Vitullo - Start The Beat #339

8/18/2020
My friend Tim Vitullo of the Tim Vitullo Band joins me on the show for a really awesome chat about songwriting, following your passions, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! You can also listen to more of my podcasts here: https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:15:22

INEZ - Start The Beat #338

8/11/2020
Pittsburgh based Producer, Singer-Songwriter, and Audio Engineer, INEZ joins me in the studio for a super awesome talk about music production, growing up, songwriting, and plenty more! Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! Check out her awesome album here: https://inez412.bandcamp.com/album/voicemails-and-conversations Check out her crowdfunding campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-inez-s-next-big-steps#/ Listen to more of my podcasts...

Duration:00:59:42

Constant Hell - Start The Beat #337

8/4/2020
My friends in Constant Hell join me in the studio for a chat about headbanging with your friends, chasing down beer sponsorships, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:03:17

Patrick McElravy - Start The Beat #336

7/28/2020
My friend Patrick McElravy of 9 Stitch Method, Seethe, Brutal Business Ent, and like 2,000 other projects somehow found time in his chaotic schedule to throw back a few beers and bullshit on the mic for a really cool conversation. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:09:14

Take Me With You - Start The Beat #335

7/21/2020
My friends in Melodic Post-Punk band Take Me With You join me via video-chat for a fun chat about staying productive through quarantine, new music, friendship, and plenty more! Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:15:49

Dethlehem - Start The Beat #334

7/14/2020
The warriors of Dethlehem join me for a fantastic talk about dragons, swords, guitars, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:10:03

Codi Newkirk - Start The Beat #333

7/7/2020
My dude Codi Newkirk from the local thrash metal band WHITETHRASH joins me via video chat for a nice talk about riffs, quarantine, life, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:06:12

Clinton Clegg - Start The Beat #332

6/30/2020
My friend Clinton Clegg of The Commonheart joins me on the show today for an awesome chat about songwriting and the origins/inspirations behind his band. We also dig into a variety of other topics such as heavy metal, Whitney Houston, remaining productive through quarantine, and plenty more! Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:02:30

Trish Smith - Start The Beat #331

6/23/2020
My friend and fellow vlogger Trish Smith of 412nes is on the show today for a chat about local music, community, supporting your friends, and plenty more! Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:00:58:21

Nikki Nailbomb - Start The Beat #330

6/21/2020
My friend Nikki Nailbomb of Nikki Nailbomb & the Amorphous Blob Orchestra joins me for a really cool chat about songwriting, promoting, community, and plenty more! Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:20:57

Marcus Crawford - Start The Beat #329

6/18/2020
My friend Marcus Crawford of Rocky Dennis Face and Crawfo Productions is on the show chatting all about punk rock, video production, quarantine, Monster energy drinks, and plenty more. https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:30:21

Scott Mervis - Start The Beat #328

6/16/2020
My friend Scott Mervis of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is on the show talking all about his life as a music journalist, the current state of the music industry, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:02:56

Strangeness In Proportion - Start The Beat #327

6/14/2020
Hanging out with my friend Sean aka Strangeness In Proportion for a talk about songwriting, collaborations, the local scene, and plenty more. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:11:52

The Cynics - Start The Beat #326

6/9/2020
Back at the end of April, I sat down with my friends in The Cynics via Zoom for a chat about the evolution of the band, dealing with the pandemic, and plenty more. It's a little off the rails and all over the place but totally on-brand for these guys. In the best way possible, of course! https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:11:48

Weird Paul Petroskey - Start The Beat #325

5/26/2020
I sat down with my friend Weird Paul Petroskey for an awesome chat about content creation, social media, getting through a pandemic, and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and let's Start The Beat! https://www.therealsikes.com/startthebeat Also available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube, or wherever else you listen to podcasts probably.

Duration:01:03:13