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Tonight's episode of Bridging The Gap is inspired and curated around Hiatus Kaiyote's single "Get Sun" which was released this week ahead of the release of their new full album due in June this year. It's a mix of soul, Brazilian bossa nova, Afro-Beats, and hip-hop sounds. Mahalo to Aisha for switching nights with me this week!. 

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Yesterday was International Women's Day and dj mr.nick did it justice, but tonight is my take on it with a lot of soul, funk, R&B, and a touch of reggae and electronica here and there. 

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Switching back and forth between feel good Soul, Rare Groove and R&B in this session of Bridging the Gap. I figure this is the type of show you do things to... like cook or shower or make love... whatever.

For this evening's show (and my final program for Bridging the Gap), we'll have a slate of Americana and all the many genres that word entails. Bluegrass, country, blues gospel and the like on display tonight.

Bridging the Gap ~ January 21st, 2021 ~ Upbeat!

Jan 21, 2021

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.

Bridging the Gap ~ September 24th, 2020: Nostalgic Soul

Sep 25, 2020

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.

Bridging the Gap ~ September 17th, 2020: Alt & Soul

Sep 18, 2020

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.

Bridging the Gap ~ July 30th, 2020 ~ Not a Peep

Jul 30, 2020

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.

Bridging the Gap: June 11th, 2020 ~ Protest and Outrage

Jun 11, 2020

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.

Bridging the Gap ~ May 21st, 2020: Nostalgic Soul

May 21, 2020

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.

Bridging the Gap ~ May 14th, 2020: Alt & Soul

May 14, 2020

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.

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