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.

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For tonight's episode of Bridging The Gap, DJ Mermaid is sticking to what she knows best and curating the show with some of her favorite mele Hawaiʻi on vinyl. Mahalo iā KTUH FM Honolulu for lending out a few albums from their collection for this show.

All the crackle... All the pop! We're kicking off our All Vinyl Week on Bridging the Gap. So bask in the warm sound of analogue needles locked into dusty grooves.

There is a beautiful (and a little spooky) moon over the islands tonight called the Micro Moon. It's also Friday the 13th... So we're celebraing Halloween a little early and listening to songs about the moon.

16 years ago today, one of the most iconic figures in country music passed away. So tonight on Bridging the Gap we commemorate the legendary Johnny Cash with some of his best songs, as well as tons of country, folk and Americana to round out the night.

This session of Bridging the Gap is a heartfelt collection of folk and indie rock paying tribute to singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston who passed away yesterday at the age of 56.

Tonight's show features songs to make you dance. Inspired the last song in the show, most (if not all) of these selections are tracks that I might normally play in any of my club sets. There's something for everyone's vibe in this episode of Bridging The Gap.

This session of Bridging the Gap is going to move in and out of new and old Jazz, Soul and a few funky numbers.

It's Friday... so this session of Bridging the Gap will be (mostly) filled with upbeat songs about love and fun.

Joan Cornella

We'll be forgoing any convuluted themes or metapohrical musical explorations here on Bridging the Gap tonight. Instead: upbeat, heartbeat-raising music - plain and simple.

Gab Bois
Gab Bois

Ok. Doing another themeless show... and I'm totally excited about it. It's half filled with new music and half filled with favorites picked on the fly. ENJOY!.

Dreamy, mellow music to ease you into the first night after a long weekend.

Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks

Happy Labor Day! This session of Bridging the Gap is filled with songs acknowledging the power and struggles of the working class.

Take a cool dip into tonight's music. Inspired by the intense, lingering heat of this summer, tonight's episode of Bridging The Gap features songs about water. Whether it be rain, ocean, river, or tears, each song is written about or mentions water in some form. 

DJ Mermaid still subbing in for dj mr. nick who will be back next week.

School is back in session and August is rolling to a close, leaving the dog days of summer upon us. For me, the final days of summer evoke a feeling of sultry tension and moodiness - so I wanted to play some tracks to reflect those feelings. Tonight's show will feature some great acoustic tracks earlier on, moving to indie rock and soul in the second hour.

So Tonight on Bridging the Gap I wanted to do something of a deep dive on the Light in the Attic Record label. They specialize in previously unreleased or "lost" recordings from often forgotten artists. They also feature re-releases from cult musicians or more contemporary artists. Expect plenty of new, strange and eclectic sounds for this one.

DJ Mermaid digs through the music and artists coming to us out of the Wonderwheel record label. Wonderwheel was founded by DJ/producer/remixer Nickodemus and is based out of Brooklyn, NYC. Wonderwheel Recordings identifies their sound as "rooted in the eclectic dancefloor sounds of the globe".

Global dance and tropicalia tracks from artists like The Brooklyn Gypsies, Jeremy Sole, Populous, Rodrigo Gallardo & Nikola Cruz, and much more.

Falling back on my DJ speciality... and chilling out with a mellow downtempo filled session of Bridging the Gap. Chilled vocals, instrumental beats and delicate bossa fill the late night airwaves.

Willem Hampson

Bridging the Gap's Harrison Patino is feeling warm and fuzzy tonight - though not in the way you might think. For tonight's show we'll be exploring fuzz, distortion and reverb as techniques of sound, and the psychedelic effect it has on the songs that utilize it.

Victor Castillo
Victor Castillo

Turning out a pure AAA show this evening... which means I'm picking most of the music on the fly, and stringing the songs together on loose themes and ideas.

DJ Mermaid comes back to us from a weekend spent in Waimea, on Hawaiʻi island, also known as the "Moku o Keawe" or the "Island of Keawe", for its famed chief.

For tonight's show she pays tribute to Hawaiʻi island in song, taking us all on a musical huakaʻi (journey) from Kona, to Hilo, with a nod to some of the famed ʻohana paniolo of Waimea.

Let's explore together shall we?
Digging through new music and a few new re-issues tonight on Bridging the Gap, weaving back and forth betwen Indie Rock, Jazz, and a little Latin.

This week and weekend marks the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. So I'm using this show to showcase some of the best known and unknown performances from the festival.

In the world of butchery, the "off cuts" are the harder to find or less desirable cuts that prove just as juicy and just as desirable when given the proper appreciation. I'd like to think the same goes for music, so tonight we'll be playing some musical off cuts: lesser known tracks by well known artists and really great tracks by artists that are virtually unknown in the mainstream.

Working out the playlist for another Hawaiian Airlines inflight radio show this evening on Bridging the Gap... which means it's a collection of favorite songs entirely from independent artists.

DJ Mermaid puts together an eclectic, multi-genre collection of her favorite cover songs and re-works, some of which may even be better than the original - but you can be the judge of that for yourself.

Mary Ellen Matthews
Mary Ellen Matthews

The diffrent styles and influences of Paul Simon anchor this session of Bridging the Gap (ahead of his two nights at the MACC).

I'm been on a Hip-Hop kick the last few days. So the majority of this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a collection of Jazz influenced Hip-Hop, and a few artists that are currently trending.

Catrin Welzstein
Catrin Welzstein

This session of Bridging the Gap is picked on the fly with a few target songs spread out over some really unrelated categories. So we're doing the weave together and fishing for sound.

The theme for tonight's show is "Cool, Calm, and Collected." It's the perfect playlist to have in the background while working or relaxing, as well as a good playlist to have whenever you need a little lift to your mood. The perfect pick-me-up to your Tuesday evening.

Digging through selections of vintage soul, gospel and world all re-released from The Numero Group.

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