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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Doing a mellow show tonight on Bridging the Gap, with Jazzy breaks designed to keep your head nodding, with a vibe that's cool and sophisticated.

Doing a Latin Music two-step tonight for Bridging the Gap... playing two songs from a country before jumping to the next.

Keeping the sound (mostly) mellow and Jazzy for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.  

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap doesn't really have a particular direction... but just keeping the music mostly mellow, and very warm sounding.

Tonight's show is going to be a World Music 2 for 2.  I'm going to play two songs from either a country or style, and then jump to a diffrent one... all while trying to string them together somehow. (The things we as DJs do to amuse and/or challenge ourselves).  

Taking a dip into the cool waters of Acid Jazz this evening on Bridging the Gap.  

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we're closing out the week by skipping back and forth between music from Cuba and the Caribbean, keeping it light and tropical. 

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be filled with newer acquisitions and discoveries.  While not always nessiarly new music, most of the songs will be new to my collection. 

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a loosly based Jazz show, streaching out into Downtempo and World Music. 

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap is Part 2 of our Book-Off Blowout.  I'm playing music exclusivly from a shopping spree over the last two days (primariarly in the $1 bins). 

ALSO: Today is $10 Tuesday here at HPR... become a sustaining member of HPR for just $10/month.  More info and signup HERE.

So the Ward Warehouse location Book-Off (a used book and music shop) is closing it's doors... actually all of Ward Warehouse is being shut down to make way for the next stage in a large planned community... SO I went a little crazy in there (again) an tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be picked entirly from CD's I just bought fro the shop.

Sam Karanikos
Sam Karanikos

Tonight on Bridging the Gap... we'll be listening to the sound of Dr. G. Yunupingu (along woth a lot of other music).

Listen to Bill Dorman's Asia Minute on Dr. G. Yunupingu

Random International
Random International

Tonight I'm going to try and keep to the traditional nature of AAA radio programming... keeping the songs and styles coming out randomly, as opposed to trying to find a natural flow to get one to another.

Leaning towards a more "World Music" show this evening for Bridging the Gap... although sometimes it doesn't always work out that way.

Keeping the music warm and breezy (if not a little heartfelt) tonight on Bridgin the Gap.

Six years ago today we lost Neo-Soul singer Amy Winehouse, so tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will contain not only her music, but a small collection of Neo-Soul artists and bands that continue to keep the genera alive and thriving.

Rejoice! As we've made it through another week... (and my fever sort of broke).  So tonight's session of Bridging the Gap won't have any particular theme, but just be a tapestry of light positive tunes to usher in the weekend.

So I'm sick... pretty sick with a pretty nice fever.  So to make light of it the theme for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap is going to be "FEVER" and songs associated with being sick.

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a lush exploration of chilled beats pulled from an imaginary trip through the electric forest.

50 years ago (and one day) the Jazz world lost John Coltrane, so tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be filled with his music, along with other jazz favorites of mine.

Keeping the music chilled and mellow for tonight's Monday session of Bridging the Gap.

So I've got absoultly NOTHING special planned for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.  No style of music that I'm featuring, no particular artist, or album.  Instead I'm just goin going with the flow and grabbing music for what feels right for the moment.

Going Afro-funky for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap... NOTE: The Jamarek show I'm talking about on air is SOLD OUT... sorry for the confusion.  

Full Disclosure...  This show has nothing to cats in kimono, it was just a really cute picture.  But the show will have some Japanese music, and will be filled with World Music in general.  

Claymore Minds
Claymore Minds

Feeling like leaning a little towards the world of indy rock this evening.  Be ready for new music from The Generationals, The National, and Angel Olsen.  

Keeping the music mellow and deep to ease you into the week on tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.  Expect a hypnotic blend of spacey Downtempo, Jazz, and global beats.  

I'm gearing up for a DJ set with Good Foot tomorrow night at Downbeat Lounge.  So tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be lean heavy on Funk, Soul, and Rare Groove.  

So I've been watching a few too many vintage longboarding movies and am feeling in a vintage, tropical mood.  So tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will lean towards Exotica, Lounge, and other warm vibes.  

This is the August 2017 Bridging the Gap audio archive.  This page is for HPR staff reference only!

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Lily Furedi
Lily Furedi

Happy Wednesday to you all.  Playing a mixture of Jazz, some music from the new Chris Thile album, a little Indy Rock and more on tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.