SensOne on Idolizing the Bombshelter DJs and How He Earned His Nickname "Power Surge"

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Greg Voeller, better known as both SensOne...and Power Surge.
It's a fact of life that everyone has a pratfall or accident now and again. Just ask Greg "SensOne" Voeller, who pulled a gaffe not once, but twice, during his DJ sets. Besides embarrassing the crap outta the local selector, it caused a few of his cohorts to give him a second nickname: PowerSurge.

Find out the full details about his gaffe after the jump, as well as the reasons why legendary Valley crew The Bombshelter DJs have helped inspire the 21-year-old's career.

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Name: Greg Voeller

AKA: Sen-1, DJ Greg, Power Surge

Regular Gigs: Stuff at Bar Smith and UK Thursdays. I do a couple of one-offs here and there. I've spun at [Club] Congress in Tucson. Once in awhile I'll go play out in California at Church. I've played at I Love L.A./Low End Theory.

Genres: I spin anything from drum 'n' bass, hip-hop, breaks, dubstep, trip-hop, [and] freakin' rock.

Why are you also have "Power Surge" as a nickname?
Oh, man. The very first time I DJ'd UK Thursdays, I was running a little hot, I was in the reds, and the power went completely out. And then the second time I DJ'd, they asked me to come to Bar Smith and I was getting my laptop out of my backpack or something and I must've hit a switch or something. The whole power went out. So yea, ever since then they call me "Power Surge."

How did you get into the DJ game?
I got into DJing at very young age, I'd say about 12 or 13 when my brother bought me the Beastie Boys' Hello Nasty for Christmas. And I listened to that CD for months, really, and I kept hearing them say over and over "Mix Master Mike...Mix Master Mike." It made me curious, "Who the fuck is this guy?" Because these are the Beastie Boys, the top of the line guys for hip-hop, especially for that generation and they kept saying his name. So I looked him up.

My brother grew up basically in the underground grafitti scene in the '90s, like from '97 through probably like 2004. That's basically how I got involved with this shit was him getting involved with grafitti and hip-hop and them spreading off the Beastie Boys and Mix Master Mike and hip-hop to me.

What equipment do you use?
I use turntables, but I'm not biased or anything. I also use CD-Js sometimes too, and Traktor off my computer.

Do you cut and scratch when you perform?
I do live cuts when I can. I'm not an expert and I'm not comfortable yet, but I'm getting there. I wanna get to a point where I'm better before I start doing that regularly.

What's your favorite track of the moment?
Man, that is so tough for a DJ. Why do you have to ask these questions? Okay, right now would have to be a song by Wickaman called "Rage." Its an older drum 'n' bass track.

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