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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Lee Tanner
Lee Tanner

Tonight on Bridging the Gap... Take 2 of the dip into the world of Soul Jazz... or more accuratly Soul and Jazz, with a little "Soul Jazz" mixed in.... Athough tonight I'm going to be leaning a little more onto the Soul side since yesterday was a little Jazz heavy. 

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm exploring the world of Soul Jazz... or more accuratly Soul and Jazz, with a little "Soul Jazz" mixed in. 

No theme for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap, just starting somewhere and freestyling through the two hours (these are usually my best shows). 

Running through new music, or newer acquisitions on tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.  Songs from UNKLE, The National, Passion Pit, and El Bu'ho. 

Nick Yee
Nick Yee

So I spent last week running around Havana Cuba, smoking cigars, drinking rum, and listening to music. It was an eye opening experience, both good and bad.  So tonight's playlist will be made up of music that was stuck in my head throughout my travels...becoming a natural soundtrack.  I should note here, that it's not going to be entirely Cuban music, as all sorts of crazy things get lodged in your brain when you travel. 

Tonight's show is a continuation of last night's show, being focused heavily on Islamic and Indian music... but also a collection of songs from tonight's set earlier this evening at Doris Duke's Shangri-La estate. 

Tonight's show will be a lot like yesterday's... jumping in and out of new music and current favorites... But I'm adding in new World Music from Indian/Pakistani collaboration Dosti Music Project and Eliana Cuevas. 

So there's no theme for tonight's show... rather just stringing together some new music, and recient finds with current favorites. 

It's good to be home... so that's what's tonight's playlist for Bridgin the gap will be about... Home, and music inspired by traving back home. 

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be loosly focused on music from Cuba, as well as an assortment of Latin Jazz. 

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap is going to be random... VERY RANDOM, pinballing back and forth between styles and genres.

Going for Soul and a little Funk on tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.  Expect everything from Aretha Franklin to the Meters, to the Funk Knox Five.

Jim Marshall
Jim Marshall

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be a little more rock focused, weaving fowards and backwards from old to new.

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.