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No convoluted, complicated themes this evening. Instead, we'll hear some upbeat music to put a smile on your face - plain and simple. Expect alternative, vintage soul, world music and more.

The legendary, elusive rapper MF Doom passed away on New Years Eve - it certainly felt like the final nail in the coffin of 2020. Tonight, we'll be paying tribute to the influential artist through a handful of his best tracks and a a look into some of his wide-reaching samples.

On this episode of Bridging The Gap, we'll be exploring the artists signed to Colemine Records. As a DJ, I should probably do a better job of paying attention to the labels my favorite artists are signed to, but I don't notice that often. I did, however, notice that a lot of songs I love have similar album art, which is basically this vintage 45 looking label with the word "Colemine" on it, which is the name of the record company they're signed to.

It's my last show of the year, so we're going out on a funky bang! This show is full of music that is infused with other genres (mostly reggae, dub, jazz, and hip-hop) that create these catchy, fun, and funky tracks to bid 2020 adieu to. 

Merry Christmas Eve! Prepare yourself for possibly the most mainstream show I've ever done - at least in the first hour. In the second hour we'll delve into some more alternative holiday tunes, such as my favorite - "Don't Believe in Christmas."

Tonight's show is a playlist of Christmas songs that are familiar, but the versions and covers might not be. It's a mostly folky-indie-soulful kind of Christmas playlist. Aloha Kalikimaka iā ʻoukou!

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We're all taking in a lot of election-related noise this week, so I figured as a respite it would be nice to relax with an evening of instrumentals. No talking, no arguing - just great music.

Sticking mostly to Soul and Rare Groove for this 3rd day of HPR's Fall 2020 Pledge Drive, Expect music from Vulfpeck, Nina Simone, Daptone records, Jackie Shane and more. If you want to (and can) support HPR... the number is (888) 536-4700 or pledge online.

I don't know about you, but whenever Fall rolls around I find myself much more in the mood for jazz. So for tonight, we'll start off with some jazz classics, move to some funk and soul, and finish up by putting some really exciting modern jazz on display.

Tonight's show is a decidedly soulful one. We'll start with some afro beat, followed by some lesser known cuts from the heyday of soul and funk. Expect some tracks you've never head before, and maybe a few that you have.

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Showcasing the new R&B tracks that have made their way into my library recently - some earlier on in the pandemic, and some as recently as this morning.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we'll start with some pretty straightforward classic soul offerings and then move later on into some indie and psychedelic rock.

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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.

Tonight will be a little different in that our show will consist entirely of instrumentals across a wide variety of genres - particularly world, jazz and soul. Let's really test the limits here of "letting the music speak for itself."

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Super calm and relaxing music for our collective post-hurricane nerves. I'm just glad we're all safe.

In a sort of follow up to yesterday's program and in honor of the recently departed (and criminally underrated) soul singer Willie Wright, we'll be taking the time tonight to do a deep dive into the many Eccentric Soul compilations put out by the Numero Group - cataloging deep cuts put out by lesser known recording houses from the South Side of Chicago to inner city Washington D.C. 

Filling the late night airwaves with reflective Soul and paying tribute to singer/songwriter Willie Wright who passed away at 80.

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Keeping it low key, mellow, and smooth tonight with some of my favorite indie and soul artists. Perfect music for relaxation and reflection.  

What's better than soul and jazz? How about soul, jazz and everything inbetween? Tonight we'll be exploring everything from classic Blue Note jazz legends to modern brass ensembles here on Bridging the Gap.

It would be impossible not to acknowledge the current state of the country in some way, so to channel that musically we'll be playing protest songs of all sort and genre to channel the mood of upheaval that the nation is feeling.

Most of the music we hear today has deep roots in black culture - music made by black people - and we would be purposefully ignorant not to recognize and pay tribute to that fact. This show is definitely not finite, and could easily go on for days if not months, but it does allow me to use the two hours I have to highlight black voices both old and new.

Putting black voices and black musical artistry on display tonight all while looking back on some classic selections of soul, funk and jazz.

Tonight we're playing with the idea of "retro sound", with retro soul being the vehicle. The guiding thought is the music of today inspired by the sounds of yesterday. There's no exact formula, just a whole lotta feel.

Tonight's show took a decidedly soulful turn. We started off by paying tribute to the recently passed Nigerian drummer and afrobeat legend Tony Allen, but quicky transitioned into some lesser known cuts from the heyday of soul and funk. Expect some tracks you've never head before, and maybe a few that you have.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we'll start with some pretty straightforward classic soul offerings and then move later on into some indie and psychedelic rock - all while inadvertantly paying tribute to a couple of recently passed musicians.

Seriously, what's going on? There seems to be a serious uptick of musician deaths. Both from Coronavirus and natural causes. It's almost starting to dominate the programing in the most grim way.

Tonight's episode is co-curated by Mister Modular of KTUH FM Honolulu. His real name is Leon Naldo, and we're also fortunate to have him on staff here at HPR as a board operator. Leon has a degree in Information & Computer Science and he's been an on-air DJ at KTUH for 7 years. His show "My Little Corner of the World" airs every Friday from 9 AM to noon.

Fat Tuesday may have come and gone, but who doesn't love more Mardi Gras music? Jazz, soul, funk and a whole heck of a lot of brass band - all coming from in and around the great city of New Orleans.

In keeping up with the soulful theme laid down by my fellow DJ Paige with her motown on Tuesday, I'll be playing a selection  of soulful tracks tonight - all from modern artists. 

Tonight's episode is all about Motown - the classics as well as some not-so-well-known tracks from the label and its subsidiaries.

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