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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For the next three evenings, we'll be listening back to the best songs of 2017 that were played on Bridging the Gap.  I should note here, that they are not all new releases, and more a collection of favorites.

Pushing through this rainy evening with selections of Soul, Jazz, (remixed) Jazz, and other tasty cuts to warm your wet evenings.   

Merry Christmas!  Tonight we're doing Christmas, and Christmas music in a Bridging the Gap style... including remixes, and other songs that remind me of the holidays.   

Happy Friday, and welcome to the Christmas weekend! Which promises to be crazy, stressful and full of love... So Merry Christmas in advance, and please be safe and decent to one another.  Tonight's show is going to be an upbeat mixture of songs with a few early Christmas gems sprinkled in.   

Happy Winter Soistice! Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be celebrating all things winter... I think.   


Nothing particular for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap, picking music on the fly, with special attention to new music and bands coming into the islands.   

It's a rainy (and possibly stormy) Tuesday evening.  So I'm mixing up songs about rain, storms, or just liquid for tonight's show.   

David Samuel Stern
David Samuel Stern

For this Monday evening selection I'm deliberately keeping the music eclectic and unconnected (for no reason at all, other than I think It's cool to fit Jimi Hendrix, and Genoa Keawe into the same show).   

John Kricfalusi
John Kricfalusi

Keeping the vibe upbeat, fun, and super random for this Friday evening session of Bridging the Gap.   

Afro-Funky theme tonight for Bridging the Gap ahead of my opening set for Jeremy Sole at Soulgasm tomorrow at Bar 35.  Expect a lot of complex rhythm, horns and some Fela Kuti.   

Weaving together a set of heavy sounding tunes, deep soul/funk and spacey electronica.  It's going to be one of the more challenging shows I've turned out.   

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Keeping the party upbeat and funky this Tuesday evening for Bridging the Gap, with rare groove, remixes from Skeewiff, and a little vintage Arab funk.   
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Aykut Aydoğdu
Aykut Aydoğdu

Keeping the vibes chilled and mellow for this monday evening session of Bridging the Gap, 10-midnight on HPR-1.

Weaving back-and-forth between an Jazz and World Music tonight on Bridging the Gap, 10-midnight on HPR-1.

Weaving back-and-forth between an Jazz and World Music tonight on Bridging the Gap, 10-midnight on HPR-1.

Spinning a show of mellow, light winter vibes to match the chilly weather across the islands tonight on Bridging the Gap, 10-midnight on HPR-1.

Aloha Got Soul
Aloha Got Soul

University of Hawaii Hawaiian Language student and KTUH DJ Paige Okamura, sat down to share her Top 5 songs and how they touched her world and memories.  

Mike Kremel
Mike Kremel

For tonight's show I'm going to try and cover a little more new music, mixed into some old favorites... Then again, aren't most of the shows this same formula?! Either way, tune in from 10-midnight to HPR-1.

Mike Kremel
Mike Kremel

No real theme for tonight's show, just going to stray all over the place, with new music from Morrisey, The New Pornographers and a litte Bob Marley.

It's a funky friday so I'm weaving together an Afro-Latin-Calypso- Ska mixture to keep you dancing into the weekend.

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

December 1st, 2017 

December 4th, 2017 

December 5th, 2017 

December 6th, 2017 

December 7th, 2017 

December 8th, 2017 

December 11th, 2017 

December 12th, 2017 

December 13th, 2017 

December 14th, 2017 

December 15th, 2017 

December 18th, 2017 

December 19th, 2017 

December 20th, 2017 

December 21st, 2017  

December 22nd, 2017 

Cyril Helnwein
Cyril Helnwein

Yesterday I went on a rampage of collecting new music.  So tonight's I'm going down the rabbit hole of new music.  I should add that this is not all going to be "new" music as in newly released... rather it's new to my collection and hopefully to your ears.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm creating a show around a Canadian transgendered souls singer from the 50's/60's named Jackie Shane.  It won’t be exclusively her music, but will probably have a lot of soul mixed into the selection.

Running a show with no theme, rhyme or reason this evening.  Just starting somewhere and taking the road.  Will be playing new music from Khruangbin and Neol Gallagher's Flying Circus.

Since it's a chilly, rainy Monday, I'm filling Monday's airwaves with warm sounds to cozy up to.

Happy Black Friday! Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap doesn't have a particular theme... rather just keeping the vibes upbeat to close out the week.

Happy Thanksgiving to you! For tonight's show I'm going to fill tonight's show with music from the Hawaii Public Radio dinner mix that was released yesterday.  You can listen to it below too.  Expect tasty tunes to set the mood, inspire conversation, fade into the background, or fill an akward bit of silence.

Being the day before Thanksgiving cooking... or at least making a few sides is on the minds of many people. So I'm going to fill tonight's show with music from the Hawaii Public Radio cooking mix that was released yesterday.  Expect tasty tunes to inspire your culinary skills.

It's getting chilly (by Hawaiian standards), so I'm using theis session of Bridging the Gap to work out this years Fall/Winter mix.  So tonight's show will be a collection of mellow sounds inspired by these colder months.

Mixing up the music this evening for Bridging the Gap... with no theme, rhyme or reason, instead just trying to cover a lot of musical ground in a traditional AAA style.