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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Casey Harlow better known as DJ Harlow from from KTUH, and writer for HPR News will be guest hosting Bridging the Gap for fridays over the next two weeks.

Set List: 

Using this show to pay tribute to the Aretha Franklin who died this morning at the age of 76. I'll also be weaving in some classic soul.

Putting together an eclectic show to ward off those mid-week blues. Expect a little bit of Jazz, a little sitar, and a little whacky spoken word.

Exploring new music tonight on the show...and it's gonna be a pretty wide range. But since it's new, it's also a little experimental, so be warned that some of it may be a little strange.

Keeping the music mellow and jazzy this evening with new music from Kamasi Washington, Jesse Fischer and John Coltrane.... yes that John Coltrane.

Keeping the music fun and upbeat for this Friday evening, with an electronic take on Latin, Swing, Jazz and Soul.

Alex Garant
Alex Garant

We're back on track after yesterday's abrupt left-turn of a show (thanks for that). Tonight's I'm keeping the air eclectic with new music from a variety of different styles.

I'm doing something a little different and a little special this evening. Creating a little time portal for myself, and playing music from my life back on this date in 1995.  It's a personal one for me, and all of the songs in tonight's set really helped me to overcome some tough times, and helped to gel not only my musical interests, but who I am today. So thank you in advance for tolerating this show which will be a total departure from the regular programing.

I'm layering out tonight's show with classic Soul, Ska and some cool southern sounds.

Since it's Monday, (in what seems like a tradition) we're starting off the week with a mellow set, weaving together Jazz, Downtempo and a little Soul and Folk.

Yuni Yoshida
Yuni Yoshida

Splitting this Friday night show in half... playing Latin, Bossa and a little Cumbia. Then switching over to a more electronic feel for the second hour, with new music from Atropolis, Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation), and a local label called Aloha Got Soul.

Alex Garant
Alex Garant

Pulling together a repeat of last night, just a little more mellow. Expect a random selection of favorite songs picked on the fly and mixed in with some new ones that test driving.

Gray Malin
Gray Malin

No theme or direction for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap... just picking out music and test driving a few new songs, with a few favorites in the middle.

Simon Grunewald
Simon Grunewald

Throwing out a little Electro Swing into some Jazz, Soul, and world driven songs tonight on Bridging the Gap.

Markus Akesson
Markus Akesson

For this Monday evening, I'm keeping the sound mellow and cool, taking deep dives into downtempo, Jazz and a few indie selections.

Tonight's show is a companion to last night's world music focused show. But instead of keeping it mellow, i'm letting the pot overflow into a Friday night party. Expect swirling sitars, big brass, swinging samba and more.

Jordi Puig
Jordi Puig

Shaping tonight's show to be mellow, but with a distinctly global feel. That means some sitar driven downtempo, modern bolero, and so much more.

Evan Lorenzen
Evan Lorenzen

There's not theme or direction for tonight's show, just keeping the vibe light, fun and upbeat to create a little respite from the midweek blues.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm switching back and forth between two of my favorite genres: Soul and Ska. They borrow so heavily from each other that they become easily interchangeable. I'm also using the opportunity to anchor the show with some Amy Winehouse who died 7 years ago yesterday.

Keeping the music light and mellow for this Monday evening.  Expect a mixture of Acid Jazz, mixed into some instrumental downtempo with a few surprises thrown in to soften the room.

Keeping the light, upbeat and fun to close out this week. Expect a little latin-electronic fusion, ska, funk and more.

Serving up funky new discoveries mixed into some classics. Expect new music from Miles Mosley, Kamasi Washington, Lack of Afro, Parliament, Sly5thAve and more.

It's Mandela Day, and would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. So I thought it would be fitting to assemble a collection of songs, not completely about Mandela, but to showcase a few South African artists and remind ourselves about the continuing need to strive for freedom and equality.

Turning the focus of tonights show towards the harp. We'll be weaving in and out of indie rock, classical fusion and jazz all tied together by the harp.

Since it's Monday, I'm keeping the vibe chilled and mellow... mixing a little downtempo, dub, and other sounds.

Keeping the music warm and upbeat to close out this week of Bridging the Gap. Expect new releases from Childish Gambino, La Luz, Chancha Via Circutio and more.

Michael McGrath
Michael McGrath

Sometimes keeping up with music, especially rock and roll with all it's different genres and history can be a little like pushing Sisyphus' rock up the hill.  Simply because there's always so much being released, and one really has to wade through a lot of rubbish and judgement to get to the good stuff. But once in a while it's nice to take a break from the norm and do a rock show.  Hopefully it's as refreshing as it's heavy.

Mixing music blind and without direction for this Wednesday evening (not literally). Starting somewhere and finding my way through new releases and some classics.  Expect a little drum & bass from ShyFX, pop from Disclosure and Louis the Child, and other surprises.

No real theme for tonight's show, just mixing some new discoveries with a few older favorites. Expect new music from a colaboration between Las Cafeteras and Making Movies, Lily Allen, Lucky Chops and more.

Casey Weldon
Casey Weldon

Keeping the vibe mellow and jazzy for this monday evening. Expect new music from Kamasi Washington, John Coltrane, a little mellow downtempo beats and more.

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