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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Honolulu Biennial
Honolulu Biennial

Going into tonight's show blind, with no theme planned... usually these are my best shows.

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Since this show has gone to the late night time slot I really haven't spent all that much time and attention on Jazz. So for a change I'm going to structure the playlist around some of my favorites across the world of Jazz and Downtempo.

Reggie Padilla
Reggie Padilla

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will have a more world music slant with a lot of music from Africa, and feature some new music from Bonobo, Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band, and Nilamayé.

The Pledge Drive is over, and I'm back to a more normal show...and how strange it feels. Will be rotating in some new music from Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band, and Jungle Fire.

Diego Huerta
Diego Huerta

We did it! Hawaii Public Radio's Spring 2017 Pledge Drive is finished (7 hours early). The station exceeded its goal of $900,000...and many of those came in via Bridging the Gap. 

Thank You so much to everyone who pledged during the drive... and especially those who pledged for Bridging the Gap, and a special thanks my co-dj Jon Alan for sticking around with me for so many nights. 

I have a few weeks of catch up for the "bag-o-schwag" bonus gifts... but will be sending them out ASAP. 

 

Diego Huerta
Diego Huerta

It's Day 9 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive...and the LAST DAY I'm pitching Bridging the Gap for the Drive, and your last chance to support the show and pick up the Bag-O-Swag.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

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It's Day 8 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive...and the momentum is starting to pick up... we just need your help to keep it going.  So if you can, please give us a call and give whatever.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

It's Day 7 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive...and we're pushing on raising money for both Bridging the Gap as well as all the programing.  Tonight I'm joined on air by Joey Gonz, the General Manager of KTUH and host of "Unfun Radio".

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Chef Mavro
Chef Mavro

Here we go with Day 6 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive!  Tonight (I think) I'm going to slow it down a little with a little more World Music and Downtempo.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

It's Friday, and Day 3 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive... which means I'm following Latin Beat w/ Ray Cruz... which means it's a whole night of upbeat party jams.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

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Donna Blanchard
Donna Blanchard

Happy 4/20 and Day 2 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Here we go! Day 1 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Ahhh, the quiet calm before the storm. Hawaii Public Radio's Spring 2017 Pledge Drive starts bright and early tomorrow morning, and I have a feeling that many of the shows will be pretty upbeat, so I'm taking the opportunity to embrace the little calm before all of the madness.

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Keeping it eclectic for tonight's Monday evening session of Bridging the Gap.  I think I'm just laying a little low before the upcoming Spring 2017 Pledge Drive which starts on Wednesday.

Afro Funky, meets Latin, meets classic Soul tonight on Bridging the Gap.

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Keeping it chilled like a a sophisticated cocktail lounge this evening on Bridging the Gap.

The spooky chandler is from the Honolulu Biennial.

So it's my birthday, so I'm taking to opportunity to make an entire show out of some of my favorite songs, as well as so things you may not normally hear on this show.

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be a collection of dreamy indy bands, with the occasional tangent into world music.

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be a collection of mellow songs, often filled with classical undertones.

Brandon Woelfel
Brandon Woelfel

Happy Friday to you! Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be a fun eclectic mixture of  global beats.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, a brief history of Asian Underground, the brief period of fusion between mainly South Asian music and electronic beats.

Read NPR's article on it's 20th anniversary

Sound on Sound
Sound on Sound

Sounds from a couple of songs from Daptone recording artists, new music from Somi, and a few more tasty gems on tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

More music, nice and eclectic as always on tonights' session of Bridging the Gap.

April is finally here! Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will feature new music from The Shins and Somi, and weave in some softer independent selections.

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

April 3rd, 2017 

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Aptil 26th, 2017 

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April 28th, 2017 

Happy Friday to you! Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be rolling with the punches, weaving in some new music from Quantic, Ondatropica, Las Cafeteras, and more.

Guest DJ in the house tonight! DJ Mermaid from KTUH will be sitting in and mixing some of her favorites.

Kelly Nakagawa
Kelly Nakagawa

Tonight on Bridging the Gap... Jazz, Breaks, Bossa and other music from Japan.

Andrew Yee
Andrew Yee

No real theme for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap, just keeping it random and eclectic as always.

djmrnick
djmrnick

A selection of dreamy, jazzy cuts dominate tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

Also... a HUGE Thank You to everyone who came out to the two shows this weekend on Hawaii Island. 

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