Nick Yee

Host, Bridging the Gap

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both southern California and Honolulu.  In college he started DJ-ing around town, playing long acid jazz and bossa nova sets at various lounges under the name dj mr.nick.  He started to incorporate down tempo and electronic music into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy.

In addition to his club life, Nicholas has spent the last 7 years as a DJ for UH Mānoa’s KTUH, running one of its most popular radio shows The Jet Set. He has also served at KTUH in various capacities, including manager and educator.

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Celebrating the thrill of musical discovery with another show filled with new music and acqusitions.

Happy Tuesday, I'm calling tonight's show (for lack of a better name) "Days of Twang" pulling it's name from a De-Phazz album.  Musically it'll be a dive into dreamy surf rock, twangy Americana/Indy Rock, and a few other surprises.

For this Monday evening session of Bridging the Gap, I'm keeping the music (mostly) mellow, to ease you into your week.

Keeping the music light, upbeat, and fun for this Friday session of Bridging the Gap.

So about 5 months ago, I the station received two boxes of CDs donated from longtime listeners Richard and Karen Valesek.  I’ve slowly been going through them and am putting together a series of shows pulled exclusively from their collection.  Tonight's show is going to be a eclectic mix of their music, running from Radiohead to The Roots, from Patsy Cline to Annie Lennox... and everything in between. Thank you again to Richard and Karen for their generous donation.

One day late, after the spring equinox... but still a good excuse to theme a show around the seasons.  So tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be all about the sound of spring... laid back, pretty, and filled with life.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, I'm weaving together a show of new music, and newer sounds and acqusitions.

So about 5 months ago, I the station received two boxes of CDs donated from longtime listeners Richard and Karen Valesek.  I’ve slowly been going through them and am putting together a series of shows pulled exclusively from their collection.  Since it’s Monday, and we’re keeping it mellow… tonight’s show will be filled with Jazz.

Thank you again to Richard and Karen for their generous donation.

No theme for tonight's show, just stringing together an eclectic evening of music to propel us into the weekend.

Putting together a show inspired by surfing… and filled with laid back surf rock, and fuzzed out garage rock.  I’m anchoring it around a compilation called The Dark Side from BBE Music.

Stuck in the middle of the week, so I'm putting together a themeless show, and picking music on the fly. I'm also using the opurtunity to play a few songs off a compilation called Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta from the Numero Group.

Cristi Hancu
Cristi Hancu

Since the weather is so chilly, I’m putting together a set of warm sounds to cuddle up to.

I don’t know where you live, but it’s been chilly the last few days (and I love it). So tonight’s session of Bridging the Gap will be file with chilled beats, and cool jazz to sexy up the evening.

Heavily mixing up the music for tonight’s session of Bridging the Gap, going both light and heavy, with new music from Jimi Hendrix, Ty Segall, Los Hacheros and more.

I know tonight’s show was supposed to be about surf and garage rock… but it’s International Women’s Day, and I think in this day and age, it’s something that needs to be recognized.  So I’m putting together a show entirely of strong women singing songs about independence, love and equality. 

I promise to come back to the theme of surf and garage rock either tomorrow, or next week.

Alma Haser
Alma Haser

Keeping the music flowing and random this evening for Brdging the Gap, with a few selection from bands headed into Honolulu.


Stringing together a collection of politically/socially minded songs, mixed into some regular ones for tonight’s session of Bridging the Gap.  I’m also featuring music from a new Smithsonian Folkways compilation celebrating the music of Barbara Dane.

creation emotion
creation emotion

Spinning together a mellow Monday evening with extremely chilled, cool and minimal beats on this chilly evening.  It's absolutely perfect music to cuddle up too with a cup of something warm, or a nice glass of brandy, or just blaze to.

Keeping the music upbeat for this Friday evening show, bridging the gap between Latin Beat and the new addition of New Sounds at midnight.  Expect Latin grooves weaving through the 1st hour, and then rocksteady and indy rock sounds in the 2nd.

Filip Wolak
Filip Wolak

Tonight on Bridging the Gap i'm putting together some of the music I may share for tomorrow's "Silent Disco" set at the wanderlust festival.  It's going to be a psychedelic electronic ride through some pretty spacey sounds.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap i'm focusing on Jazz from Japan...a country that has turned out an awful lot of good music, but is often overlooked for whatever reason.  A lot of the show will be centered around a new compilation released by BBE records entitled "J-Jazz, Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984" which features some incredibly hard to find and forgotten recordings.

Going themeless tonight and putting together a show on the fly... starting in one place, and just finding a musical path.

This is the March 2018 Bridging the Gap audio archive. This page is for HPR staff reference only!

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The rainy weather (which I love) always brings up diffrnet emotions and songs, so we're keeping the music mellow, and pretty like the falling rain.

It's Friday, (and I'm following Ray Cruz and Latin Beat) so back to upbeat musical attack you'd expect from a DJ set or weekend show...It's also my second to the last chance to play a (rudely) explosive set before handing off to Hearts of Space.

Jessica Marks
Jessica Marks

Stringing together a mellow show for this Thusday evening... to match the rainy weather.  Tomorrow, will be back to upbeat.


Putting together a musical cure for the mid-week blues...with blues, and other music all mixed together.  Rejoice as it's a short week, and the weekend is right around the corner.

Keeping the music (mostly) mellow for this Tuesday evening, with new music from Thievery Corporation, and some new vinyl acquisitions.

Putting together a mixed bag of sound for this President's Day show... and will try not to make it too political.

Picking out a mixed bag of music tonight to sail us into the weekend... everything from Garage Rock, to Congolese Rhumba.