Nick Yee

Host, Bridging the Gap

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both southern California and Honolulu.  In college he started DJ-ing around town, playing long acid jazz and bossa nova sets at various lounges under the name dj mr.nick.  He started to incorporate down tempo and electronic music into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy.

In addition to his club life, Nicholas has spent the last 7 years as a DJ for UH Mānoa’s KTUH, running one of its most popular radio shows The Jet Set. He has also served at KTUH in various capacities, including manager and educator.

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Since it's Monday, I'm keeping the vibe chilled and mellow... mixing a little downtempo, dub, and other sounds.

Keeping the music warm and upbeat to close out this week of Bridging the Gap. Expect new releases from Childish Gambino, La Luz, Chancha Via Circutio and more.

Michael McGrath
Michael McGrath

Sometimes keeping up with music, especially rock and roll with all it's different genres and history can be a little like pushing Sisyphus' rock up the hill.  Simply because there's always so much being released, and one really has to wade through a lot of rubbish and judgement to get to the good stuff. But once in a while it's nice to take a break from the norm and do a rock show.  Hopefully it's as refreshing as it's heavy.

Mixing music blind and without direction for this Wednesday evening (not literally). Starting somewhere and finding my way through new releases and some classics.  Expect a little drum & bass from ShyFX, pop from Disclosure and Louis the Child, and other surprises.

No real theme for tonight's show, just mixing some new discoveries with a few older favorites. Expect new music from a colaboration between Las Cafeteras and Making Movies, Lily Allen, Lucky Chops and more.

Casey Weldon
Casey Weldon

Keeping the vibe mellow and jazzy for this monday evening. Expect new music from Kamasi Washington, John Coltrane, a little mellow downtempo beats and more.

Running all over the place this Friday night... with happy music to propel you into the weekend. Expect a little Latin, Soul, vintage Hawaiian, and more.

No real theme for tonight's show, just picking music on the fly... the way radio should be.  Working in new music from Tanukichan, and a few others.

Happy 4th of July! I'm marking the occasion with a collection of songs about American immigrant struggles, political struggles, freedom, and protest songs often mistaken for being super patriotic.

Julie Filipenko
Julie Filipenko

Picking the music on the fly, and keeping the music eclectic as well as tasty... very, very tasty.  Expect a blend of downtempo, indy, reggae, and world.

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Keeping the music mellow and Jazzy this evening, exploring both new Jazz releases as well as some classics. I'll also be taking a dive into the new John Coltrane release of lost recordings.

Gray Malin
Gray Malin

Here we go with DAY 5... the last day of this weeklong summertime series.  And I think I've saved the best for last. It's going to be an upbeat mix of Soul, Reggae, Latin and other tasty treats.

Gray Malin
Gray Malin

Continuing on with day #4 of this "5 Days of Summer" special of Bridging the Gap. Tonight I'm keeping it really light and playful with a little reggae and jazz in the first hour, and slowing it down in the second.

Feeling better and continuing on with day #3 of this "5 Days of Summer" special of Bridging the Gap. Tonight I'm mixing a in a little Hip-Hop, Reggae, and Indy-Rock selections.

I'm a little under the weather this evening... but happy to be in the studio to continue with this summertime playlist, of laid back dreamy vibes.  We'll be picking up the pace later this week.

So I missed the the Summer Solstice last week, and my opportunity to do a show around it. So to make up for that... I'm devoting this week, hopefully all 5 days of it... to the warm sounds of Summertime.

Weaving together selections fo music picked from around the world for this Friday evening...as well as a few current favorites.

Picking out music on the fly this evening... and just trying to keep it nice and cool to even out this muggy weather with a little sophistication.

Creating a cure for the Hump-Day blues...with some BLUES! Well...Blues and Indy-Folk, and some Americana.

Today was such a lovely day... that it inspired me to put together a playlist of beautiful songs to fill the night air for tonight's show.  Expect some folk, downtempo, Spanish ballads, and more.

Tokio Aoyama
Tokio Aoyama

I'm using this monday night session to explore cuts from new musicians carrying on the torch of Jazz and Downtempo.

Fund the new Pacific Harp Project CD

For tonight's show I'm keeping the music random and fun and possibly a little silly to ease you backwards into the weekend.

So (for the most part) I'm picking music on the fly for tonight's show... my only real target is to play a T.S.O.L song since they're playing in town this weekend.  And that's a tall order. So expect a little but of 90's punk, and other strange delights.

Running through some new music and some old favorites tonight on the show.

Picking the music on the fly this evening... with no specific theme or direction.  Just trying to keep it fun and work in a few new selectiond from Madeline Peyroux, Khruangbin and Chancha Via Circuito.

This is the June 2018 Bridging the Gap audio archive. This page is for HPR staff reference only!

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Sahim Dabir
Sahim Dabir

Keeping the music chilled and mellow, yet beat driven for this monday evening.

 

Pulling a High Fidelity move and making up a tribute list for the late writer, chef, traveller and critic- Anthony Bourdain. The music is largely pulled from his favorite artists and other playlists about travel, TV, or cooking that he was involved with.

Omar Rayyan
Omar Rayyan

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, we're getting tangled into a mixture of classically inspired music mixed into modern beat science and indy pop.

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