Bridging the Gap

Weekdays 10pm-Midnight on HPR-1

Bridging the Gap is Hawaii Public Radio's late night eclectic journey into sound, 10-midnight on HPR-1. Anchored by dj mr.nick, and now featuring Paige Okamura on Tuesday nights and Harrison Patiño on Thursday nights. Together they explore a wide range of music from Indie Rock to Electronic, to World, to Jazz, to Hawaiian, and everything in between.

For playlists prior to February 14th, 2017 click here

Paying tribute to the music of Toots Hibbert who passed away at last week at 77, and other classics in Reggae, Ska and Lovers Rock.

Toots Hibbert, frontman and lead vocalist of Toots & The Maytals, passed away a few days ago so tonight we're honoring his music and exploring the music that was influenced by Toots and the Maytals.

In this session of Bridging the Gap we're playing tribute to those we've lost so far in 2020, some from complications from COVID-19. I'm sticking closely to Jazz, so there will be a few artists left out here.

I'm gonna Hana Hou last Friday's summertime session of rare groove for this evening's Bridging the Gap. Think Fender Rhodes vs. funky guitar.

Reaching into the archive for a little respite tonight. For this hana Hou show tonight we'll have a roundup of cool, laid back tracks to ease you into your Thursday evening.

So I'm starting this session of Bridging the Gap where I left off with Monday's show and Cornershop's Brimful of Asha, and then take it from there. Either way expect an eclectic ride filled with a few strange covers and curveballs.

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Volume 2 and the conclusion of last week's tour around Oʻahu through mele.

Happy Labor Day to you and yours! I'm exhausted and running on auto-pilot for this show, so I'm taking the easy road and playing a bunch of fun yet familiar songs for this session of Bridging the Gap. Expect an eclectic stroll through, Indie Rock, Ska, and a little Electronic music.

A companion show the Wednesday's Summertime Lounge show. This time it's sunshine filled rare groove to take us into the long weekend.

Ever feel like you were born in the wrong generation? Well, if the right generation is the mid-90's then you're in luck. Tons of alternative music of all stripes from that era, including a few wild cards here and there.

Kicking back and selecting warm sunshine filled selections of Downtempo, Indie rock and maybe a little Jazz for this session of Bridging the Gap. This is the perfect playlist for that refreshing rum filled cocktail sipped along the water.

Paige Okamura

Oʻahu makaʻewaʻewa, mai kuhihewa! Tonight we're going to kaʻapuni a puni o Oʻahu and see the sights and learn the history of this island - my home - because as our kupuna have said, "Oʻahu is the Center of the Seas."

Slowing it down in this session of Bridging the Gap with mostly new music from Zero 7, Heartless Bastards, Tricky, and more.

Going backwards in this session of Bridging the Gap. Doing a live DJ set, but going against the grain and starting off upbeat and then slowing the tempo over the course of the show.

Earlier this week, we lost celebrated Americana musician Justin Townes Earle. In tribute, we'll be playing a a heap of bluegrass, alt-country, Americana and folk for tonight's program.

So this session of Bridging the Gap is another special one, and it's also pre-recorded. This is basically a playlist to my new baby, who at the time of recording this, is not born yet. But it's filled with mellow songs of love and hope for things to be.

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Our very own dj mr.nick HAD A BABY! Actually, his wife did 90% of the work on that one, but I am still extremely excited be an aunty. Congratulations to Sarah and Nick on their newborn little baby that I will be loving on as soon as we make it through this pandemic. 

Tonight's episode of BTG is themed around music thatʻs calm, soulful, but still fire. It's the kind of music that gets me through the week, especially one that includes the start of another stay-at-home mandate.

So my wife and I are having a baby (surprise!), and she's just gone into labor. So this session of Bridging the Gap is pre-recorded, and will feature a very tongue-in-cheek selection of music about pushing, dropping, and break-throughs.

Putting together a global groove for this session of Bridging the Gap, with hints of Cumbia, Rai, Electro-Latin and other funky delights.

I wanted to start off today's show playing some new indie - but as you might expect, new music has been slow to trickle out in the past few months. So to fill out the back half we'll touch on some older eclectic tracks to round out the night. 

Tonight I'm stealing summer (sort of). Actually, I'm building a summertime selection from other playlists compiled by Thievery Corporation. So it's going to be a warm mixture of loungy Jazz, Bossa and Downtempo.

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On the surface, tonight's playlist seems like a random hodge-podge of music that wouldn't go together well, but they all have one common factor that allows them to get along: a harp! Much like my "ʻUkulele In Strange Places" show, tonight's playlist is a culmination of collecting songs that feature or are accompanied by a harp.

Keeping the music chilled and mellow for this session fo Bridging the Gap, going in and out of Jazz, Bossa, and Downtempo.

Miki Lo
Miki Lo

Focusing on the Funk tonight, to keep you dancing into the weekend. Also celebrating the life of Jon Horvath from the Fort Knox Five who passed away 5 years ago today.

Reaching into the archive for a little respite tonight. For tonight's show, we'll have a roundup of cool, laid back tracks to ease you into your Thursday evening.

All vinyl for this session of Bridging the Gap, and going all over the place between Latin Jazz, Bossa, dreamy Indie and more. Get ready for the crackle, pop and off speed start-ups.

Mohamed_Hassan via Pixabay
Mohamed_Hassan via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about the next generation wireless technology called 5G. We’ll find out how much of the country is adopting this new technology and what benefits it brings to mobile applications.

Diving deep into hapa-haole music tonight, and trying to define what makes up this specifically unique genre of music in Hawai'i.

Benjamin Everett
Benjamin Everett

Keeping the late night vibes chilled, smart and dreamy. With new music from Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton, Tycho, Sly5thAve and more.

Norman Duenas
Norman Duena

Selecting a more electronic beat heavy colletion of music for this session of Bridging the Gap, rainging from Dancehall, to Jazzy House to broken Latin breaks.