"Sparkinzi spins Deep House that makes you want to take your clothes off" - Aaron-Carl RaglandIt's been eight years since Frank Kratzer bought his first set of decks. Now, what started as a hobby has become a true passion that bridges both his personal and professional life. Sparkinzi, who originally hails from Reno, began spinning after moving to California in 2004. His appreciation of an enormous range of music has allowed his performance and production talent to expand across several genres, all melding into an incredible blend of deep soulful house and solid tech house mixes listened to across the globe. In that journey he has had the honor of sharing lineups with the company of Christian Martin, Fort Knox Five, Worthy, Bassnectar, Adnan, and many more.Sparkinzi's mixing origins were built on a diverse foundational influence of jazz, funk, soul and rock music combined with strong personal experiences of being involved in the Burning Man community since the mid-90s. As a recreational DJ, Sparkinzi worked tirelessly to glean technique and tactics from his close friends and mentors, Aaron-Carl, Rick Preston, Mourad Sliti and Papouban. With his signature recipe of incredible focus, persevering dedication and the ability to dial up the listener's emotions as if on cue, Sparkinzi's study paid off, and he lept into the professional world of music making when his first remix was released on Selekta Recordings in 2010, immediately soaring to Beatport's Top 20 in the Deep House Genre. Since that first remix, he has released a number of singles, EPs and remixes under his own name and the moniker, Sam Pleen. While Sam Pleen is less often seen in the release world, his tracks have repeatedly climbed to, and stayed in for several weeks, the Top 20 of Stompy's Deep House offerings.In addition to his musical talent, Sparkinzi has taken his professional talent, web development, and created the online radio station, DeepTechSoul.com, featuring the unique mission of mutual support by featuring mixes that each showcase one specific record label's music. This revolutionary concept, combined with Sparkinzi's technological genius that automates the promotion process while simultaneously integrating the relationships with each label, has been phenomenally well-received with a 20% monthly growth rate since it's launch over the past 6-months, currently boasting an active listenership of over 7,000 unique monthly listeners.While Sparkinzi's love of music is obvious, this brought together with his passion for community and connection, is what makes him unique. This passion has clearly exhibited itself through countless hours behind-the-scenes producing incredible events, building local community scenes, and bringing people together. His long list of events includes everything from intimate sunset beach-side sets to multi-day Burning Man regional events and everything in-between. Ultimately, Sparkinzi's drive in music, and life, is to create safe spaces for people to connect, be true, and to enjoy this great ride called life. His talent can be seen on the big stage, given in an intimate venue, felt deep in your soul and heard on many different radio shows and releases. His websites, www.sparkinzi.com and www.deeptechsoul.com will give the listener an incredible view into the passional and musical soul of Sparkinzi.