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Mixing live on the fly again... like a nightclub on the air for this session of Bridging the Gap. Expect a lot of latin remixes and a little house, with new releases from Quantic, Diplo and Tokimonsta.

The playlist for this session of Bridging the Gap started with the passing of Ranking Roger from The English Beat. Which put me down the rabbit hole of 80's music which will make up the majority of this show. But there is something about people who like 80's music... they're rabid fans, and as a DJ when you play one song, it breaks this damn, and you're literally flooded with requests for even more 80's music...

Keeping the music mellow, cool and reflective for this Monday evening.

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.

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..

Koko Nakajima/NPR
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..

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

It's chilly in the islands (by Hawaii standards). So the music for this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be filled with warm sounds to cuddle up to.

Keeping the music light and fun for this Friday evening session of Bridging the Gap. A little bossa, latin, disco, hip-hop and acid jazz... and back again.

Andy Stewart
Andy Stewart

Celebrating International Clash Day with a number of other public Radio stations. International Clash Day is an all day long, all across the globe, celebrating music as a tool for social consciousness, and the 40th anniversary of the Clash’s London Calling. It’s anti-racist, and anti-fear, pro-solidarity, pro-unity, and pro-inclusion kind of day and kind of setlist for this session of Bridging the Gap.

Switching back and forth between indie rock and world music for this session of Bridging the Gap. Working in new music from The Specials, Dexter Story, Beck and more.

Mellow vibes dominate this Monday evening session of Bridging the Gap. We'll be weaving in and out of indie-folk, delicate bossa beats, and mixing in a neat Kali Uchis cover of Bjork's 'Venus as a Boy'.

Writer Nate Chinen is guest DJing this session of Bridging the Gap. He’s the director of editorial content for WBGO Newark, and a contributor for NPR Music. His new book- “Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century” explores the relicency and survival of Jazz music, and he’s discussing it on Monday night at the Blue Note.

Exploring the current state of Jazz, and some brave new territory. It’s a show to really screw on your headphones and thinking cap, and open your mind.  Expect music from Snarky Puppy, Fazer, Sons of Kemet, Reggie Padilla, Jesse Fischer and more.

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