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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Enkel Dika
Enkel Dika

Taking that deep dive into new sounds this evening on Bridging the Gap. Super excited to be premiering new music from Quantic, Preservation Hall Brass Band, The Chemical Brothers and more.

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño selects colorful songs to commerate the Hindu festival of light and love: Holi.

Happy Spring to you. Winter has offically finished... and we're headed for sun and warmer weather (by Hawaii standards). So this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a collection of Spring inspired songs to ring in the season.

Paige Okamura weaves together a selection of songs about Maui.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm celebrating the music of surf rock guitarist Dick Dale who passed on Saturday at the age of 81. It's also a great excuse to play other surf inspired songs that feature the late Hal Blaine, drummer for the wrecking crew who passed away last week.

Tonight’s show is part 2 of a seriously deep dive into new music, taken from NPR Music’s Austin 100. A list that features up and coming acts performing at this years SXSW festival in Austin Texas. It’s been cherry picked..

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño takes a deep dive into different styles of indie rock (with a few more recognizable artists peppered in) on tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

 

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Koko Nakajima/NPR

Tonight’s show is a seriously deep dive into new music, taken from NPR Music’s Austin 100. A list that features up and coming acts performing at this years SXSW festival in Austin Texas. It’s been cherry picked..

Paige Okamura weaves together a selection of songs designed to get you out of a funk... think: anti-retrograde music.

This session of Bridging the Gap will feature mostly music from Japan. It's inspired by this picture of a 19th century model posed as Nakano Takeko, a female samurai from the Boshin war.

Celebrating International Women's Day for this Friday session of Bridging the Gap. Paige Okamura did this theme on Tuesday, and I'm just piggy-backing on the idea. Expect a mixture of indie rock, folk and soul all from female artists and trailblazers.

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño mixes together a set of indie rock and world music for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

Earlier this week Keith Flint, the singer for The Prodigy passed away at the age of 49. Thought I'm really not a fan of their music, it did send me down memory lane for that period of somewhat cheesy electronic music, usually categorized as Big Beat. So tonight's show is going to be a mixture of Big Beat artists, a little Jungle and Trip-Hop all from the UK.

Margie Rice
Margie Rice

Paige Okamura celebrates International Women's Day with a selection of Soul, Hawaiian, World and Reggae.

Counting down the last two hours till Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras tonight on Bridging the Gap with a variety of music from the Big Easy. Expect 2nd Line brass, Mardi Gras Indians and a little Zydeco.

So my computer crashed right before going into this show. So I scrapped my plans, and played older CDs. It still turned out to be a pretty good show, and can be found below.

John Brosio
John Brosio

HPR's newest DJ- Harrison Patiño stretches his legs with two hours of indie rock for this session of Bridging the Gap.

Celebrating the life of the late Jackie Shane, and exploring all sorts of soul, funk and brass driven music in this session of Bridging the Gap.

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Paige Okamura takes the reigns this evening on Bridging the Gap for an evening of cover songs.

Mellow, soulful, and warm sounds dominate this session of Bridging the Gap.

Anna Tillett
Anna Tillett

Happy Friday to you! If you're a regular listener to Bridging the Gap, you've noticed a few new voices on the air. We're adding two new DJs to the late night airwaves. Paige Okamura, better known as DJ Mermaid from KTUH will be taking over Tuesday nights, and tonight I'm introducing Harrison Patiño (also from KTUH). He'll eventually be taking over Thursday evenings... but for now is just taking over the second hour of the show.

Keeping the music fun and filled with a lot of rock and blues ahead of my set this weekend at the CRAFT Brewers Festival.

Exploring new music and new releases tonight on Bridging the Gap. Expect to hear from Panda Bear, The Budos Band, Y La Bamba, Jenny Lewis (pictured), and more.

Eva Ramos
Eva Ramos

Paige Okamura pulls heart-strings with a post Valentine's Day selection of Bridging the Gap.

Keeping the music mellow and cool for this session of Bridging the Gap. Expect bits of beautiful Jazz, Soul, and Downtempo.

Since this was the week of radio firsts and experimentation... I'm taking it one step further and doing this session of Bridging the Gap on DJ gear. So all the songs will be mixed together... it's the closest you'd get to a live set in a nightclub.

Happy Valentine's Day! We taped this show last night in front of a live audience at HPR Gen Listen's Speakeasy.

Enkel Dika
Enkel Dika

Digging through new music with you this evening on Bridging the Gap.

Paige Okamura guest hosts this session of Bridging the Gap, mixing in cool beats for these chilly nights. Bits of downtempo mix into mellow neo-soul and hip-hop.

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