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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Edward Gorey
Edward Gorey

It's the night before Halloween, so I'm filling tonight's show with a few seasonal favorites as well as a few songs from my childhood that remind me of Halloween.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm taking another run down memory lane and picking songs from the "Old Book", the CD wallet that got me through my early club years as well as the KTUH years.

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

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Since tomorrow is the HPR Halloween Party in the Atherton, I'm taking tonight to work out some of the music for tomorrows party.

Tickets are still availible, but are going fast, and sales will end at noon tomorrow! Get on the list HERE

No theme for tonight’s show, just starting somewhere and seeing where the path leads… as it almost always leads to an incredible ride.

So the other night I had a dream where I was hanging out with British funk/jazz group The New Mastersounds while having Mexican food with former KTUH DJs at Zaratez Mexicatessen.  So tonight's show will be a small recreation of the songs and soundtrack that came out during that dream.  Strange where we draw our inspiration right?!.

Since it's a beautiful, rainy night... I'm filling tonight's session of Bridging the Gap with beautiful songs to set a mellow rainy day mood.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap a companion to last night's set of vintage African music... with vintage inspired music from Hawaii, some latin, some Bossa Nova and a tribute to the late Beverly Noa who is pictured.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we're listening to vintage African music and other little treasures from surrounding areas and more.

A lot of the music tonight will be from a compliation called Highlife on the Move from Soundway records.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we're listening to another eclectic blend of sounds bordering around Americana and other various delights.

Roger Bong
Roger Bong

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, I'm playing a mixture of music loosly associated with our Atherton Studio, as well as other various delights.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm running all over the place, playing all sorts of music, with no real theme or vibe... hope you enjoy it.

Earlier this week, Wonderwheel Records label head Nickodemus announced a benifit CD for the people of Puerto Rico, so i'm wrapping the whole show around it's music with a few other gems thrown in between.
Pick the album LOVE FOR PUERTO RICO here

Doing the flipside from last nights upbeat show, and keeping tonights set mellow, and cool.

On occasion I'll get a song stuck in my head and decide to do an entire show around it.... as in the case for tonight's show which is centered around a song called "Lysergic Bliss" from Of Montreal.  I've thrown in a fan made video at the bottom of the post.

Testing out some new acquisitions on tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.  Music from the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Darker than Blue and Nigeria 70 compilations, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.

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.  

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