Justin Franks, also known as DJ Frank E, is an American DJ and record producer from Denver, Colorado. He began his career in 2001 after listening DJ Petey play Dave Fogg's mashup "Closer In Da Club" at "The Foundry" in Boulder, Colorado. With the help of DJ Petey, Frank E began DJing at clubs in Boulder, CO. He first started producing music in his bedroom in 2002 and later progressed to producing remixes in 2003. Soon after he started working with Adelio Lombardi, founder of Side 3 Entertainment and owner of Side 3 Studios in Denver. DJ Frank E became an important figure in the Denver club circuit as a DJ/remixer and as a member of the Radiobums DJ crew, while building as a producer. In 2007 DJ Frank E submitted a track via PMP Worldwide, and was discovered by Mike Caren of Artist Publishing Group, who signed him in early 2008.