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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The 1st show after pledge drive is always a strange one... a lot like coming down after a high.  So tonight's show is going to be a freeform mess of music going all over the place.

Yes! We did it, the HPR Fall Pledge Drive is history… Thank you so much for all of your support of both Bridging the Gap as well as the entire station. Tonight's sow is going to be a fun (uninterrupted) collection of upbeat songs, all of which are going into the bonus gift.

Here we go with Day 9 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive...AND the LAST DAY we're pitching Bridging the Gap.  So it's your LAST chance to pick up any of the bonus gifts for this drive.  We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

Here we go with Day 8 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive... We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

Here we go with Day 3 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive... We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

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

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Here we go with Day 3 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive... We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

Here we go with Day 3 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive... We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

Here we go with Day 2 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive.  We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

Here we go with Day 1 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive.  We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

It's Pledge Drive and we're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

Since it's the eve before the Pledge Drive, I'm doing something a little different, and at the same time very familiar. I'm picking songs exclusively from my "old" CD book, the one that came out to nightclubs when I was learning to DJ and served me during the KTUH years.

Celebrating the music of the late Charles Bradley and other tasty bits of Soul and Gospel tonight on Bridging the Gap.  

Spinning another night of eclectic jams for an upbeat Friday night session of Bridging the Gap.  

Errr like the title says... tonight we're listening to a random Thursday, with music going all over the place, but hopefully it'll be all killer, with no filler.  

So tonight I'm going to attempt a second Hip-Hop show, weaving in and out of radio friendly, and thought provoking songs with different...often jazzy cuts and reinterpretations.  

Rolling out the heavy brass for an upbeat show tonight on Bridging the Gap.  Expect to hear songs from the Rebirth Brass Band, new music from the Free Radicals, Preservation Hall, and more.  

Rolling out a few new discoveries as well as a few favorites for you Monday evening.  

Berndnaut Smilde
Berndnaut Smilde

Keeping the music fun and upbeat on this Friday evening to close out the week.  

Following last nights very electronic, very beat driven show, I'm going to clear the air woth a show with a distinctly vintage sound, mixing Jazz, vintage West African dance music, and other little gems.  

Exploring mellow electronic beat music on tonight's show, with a special focus on Korean American artist TOKiMONSTA.  

Exploring Bossa Nova and beyond on tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.  

No theme... but keeping the music ecclectic and mellow for this Monday evening.  

Sam Taylor-Johnson
Sam Taylor-Johnson

...aaaaand it's FRIDAY! So the music of tonight's session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a positive little stroll though some funky jams and other songs to usher in the weekend.  

JESSICA LATOS
JESSICA LATOS

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, I'm putting together a World Music free-for-all jusmping all over the place, all while trying to keep the vibe both beautiful and cool.  

Claudia Sahuquillo
Claudia Sahuquillo

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, we're weaving in and out of independent artists who have a subtle, or not so subtle electronic influence. Expect music from Grimes, School of Seven Bells, Radiohead and more.  

Daniel Ramirez via Flickr
Daniel Ramirez via Flickr

Ugh this weather. Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm blending together warm horns, chilled beats and other delights to get you through this muggy weather. 

shepard fairey
shepard fairey

Happy Labor Day to you all... Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be the normal blend of music with a few political numbers mixed in, just cause it's labor day, and we can't forget our history. 

Jessica Latos
Jessica Latos

Tonight on Bridging the Gap... I'm not really working with a theme, and just playing upbeat music to welcome in the weekend. 

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

September 1st, 2017 

September 4th, 2017 

September 5th, 2017 

September 6th, 2017 

September 7th, 2017 

September 8th, 2017 

September 11th, 2017 

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