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Start The Beat is 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.

Here are the latest podcasts.

Michael Miracles - Start The Beat : Episode 266

Listen to Michael Miracles - Start The Beat : Episode 266

Michael Miracles is really damn good at Yoga. He also plays in a super fun Rock and Roll band! Join us for a conversation all about Michael's journey and my curiosities surrounding the physical and mental practices of Yoga.

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Rave Ami - Start The Beat : Episode 265

Listen to Rave Ami - Start The Beat : Episode 265

Rave Ami is a cool band that plays good music. They are also fun people and nice to hang out with. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat!

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Paul Neil - Start The Beat : Episode 264

Listen to Paul Neil - Start The Beat : Episode 264

Paul Neil of Katzulhu Productions is a busy, busy person. Playing in multiple bands across different parts of the world, operating a small record label and organizing live events are just a FEW of the things Paul does. I like busy people and I like Paul. He's a cool dude. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat!

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Short Fictions - Start The Beat : Episode 263

Listen to Short Fictions - Start The Beat : Episode 263
Short Fictions are a band. They are very good and also very nice people. This my interview with them. Don't miss the beat!
 
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The Art of Madness - Start The Beat : Episode 262

Listen to The Art of Madness - Start The Beat : Episode 262

The largest collection of its kind in the World... This is my episode with the caretakers/curators of serialkillermurderabilia.com - Referred to as the "Rosetta Stone" of Serial Killer Collections. Recorded LIVE at The Art Of Madness art exhibit.

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Kiwano Sour - Start The Beat : Episode 261

Listen to Kiwano Sour - Start The Beat : Episode 261

Sam Kisic & Geoff Bland play in a Funk band called Kiwano Sour. Let's talk about it! 

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Northern Gold - Start The Beat #260

Listen to Northern Gold - Start The Beat #260

The very talented and friendly homies in Northern Gold join me for a conversation about growing up, friendship, finding your voice and their new album. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat!

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Christian Freeberg - Start The Beat #259

Listen to Christian Freeberg - Start The Beat #259
My friend Christian Freeberg (Xtian James) is on the show to talk about his new book of poetry, his band Bouquets and plenty more! Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat!
 
PLEASE NOTE: My computer recently crashed and I lost all of the original audio files for this episode so I do apologize for the "less than average" audio quality. I did what I could!

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John James Ryan of Keep Flying - Start The Beat #258

Listen to John James Ryan of Keep Flying - Start The Beat #258

John James Ryan of the band Keep Flying is on the show today discussing his views on how bands can operate better in 2019, self-improvement, growing up and plenty more! Recorded on location at Four Chord Music Festival

PLEASE NOTE: There is no video for this episode. When recording "on location" at live events you don't always have control of where and when you are recording so it just didn't work out this time. No big deal. It's still a podcast! Don't miss it.

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Nuch - Start The Beat #257

Listen to Nuch - Start The Beat #257
Nuch joins me for a talk about underground hip-hop and finding your voice as an independent artist. Sit back, relax and let's Start The Beat!

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