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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It's getting chilly (by Hawaiian standards), so I'm using theis session of Bridging the Gap to work out this years Fall/Winter mix.  So tonight's show will be a collection of mellow sounds inspired by these colder months.

Mixing up the music this evening for Bridging the Gap... with no theme, rhyme or reason, instead just trying to cover a lot of musical ground in a traditional AAA style.

Diego Huerta
Diego Huerta

It's Friday, so I'm weaving in and out of upbeat songs, leaning heavily on Mexican folk coming out of California.

Tickets to Monday's Valerie June show can be found HERE.

Featuring the music of Valerie June this evening mixed into other mellow songs.  She plays this Monday at The Republik 7pm.

Tickets can be found HERE.

Tonight's show is going to be a 50/50 show about love and heartbreak. I think (as of writing this) that I'm going to do one then the other, flipping back and forth.  I've wanted to do one of these shows for a while now, as these types of songs accumulate quite quickly.

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a "Blissed Out" selection of music weaving in and out of psychedelic tunes, fuzzy guitars and even fuzzier vocals.

Aykut Aydoğdu
Aykut Aydoğdu

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm keeping the music coming at you randomly, meaning the songs shouldn’t connect all that much (which is tough for me to do), but the whole show should keep a pretty mellow vibe overall.

It's Friday... and we're celebrating with an eclectic mix of upbeat tunes spanning a diverse array of styles and tastes.

Tonight's show is going to a mashup of new discoveries and other more recient favorites.

So for a while now I've wanted to do a set with songs about space, space travel, or about planets or constellations, so tonight we're going to give it a try.

I should also use the opportunity to shamelessly pitch the HPR Science Friday event with Ira Flatow next year. Tickets are available HERE

Kuuwehi Hiraishi
Kuuwehi Hiraishi

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act which paved the way for both PBS and NPR, so I'm marking the occasion with a few songs about radio and television in the 1st hour.

So I'm a little under the weather this evening, so I'm keeping the music (mostly) mellow and pretty with new music from El Buho and Natalia Lafourcade.

Spinning a funky-goes-Latin at time set tonight to close out the week with a bang.

Diego Huerta
Diego Huerta

I don't have any real theme for tonight's show... just keeping the music flowing with an assortment of different grooves and other interesting songs.

Woah Halloween! The sights, the sounds...the coming down! After a long weekend filled with three gigs I'm in the mood for something a little more mellow.  So the music for tonight's show is going to be a little more chilled, and relaxed.

Happy Halloween to you! Tonight's show is going to be a collection of my favorite Halloween themed songs, or songs that share a spooky or twisted theme.

Edward Gorey
Edward Gorey

It's the night before Halloween, so I'm filling tonight's show with a few seasonal favorites as well as a few songs from my childhood that remind me of Halloween.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm taking another run down memory lane and picking songs from the "Old Book", the CD wallet that got me through my early club years as well as the KTUH years.

This is the November 2017 Bridging the Gap audio archive.  This page is for HPR staff reference only!

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Since tomorrow is the HPR Halloween Party in the Atherton, I'm taking tonight to work out some of the music for tomorrows party.

Tickets are still availible, but are going fast, and sales will end at noon tomorrow! Get on the list HERE

No theme for tonight’s show, just starting somewhere and seeing where the path leads… as it almost always leads to an incredible ride.

So the other night I had a dream where I was hanging out with British funk/jazz group The New Mastersounds while having Mexican food with former KTUH DJs at Zaratez Mexicatessen.  So tonight's show will be a small recreation of the songs and soundtrack that came out during that dream.  Strange where we draw our inspiration right?!.

Since it's a beautiful, rainy night... I'm filling tonight's session of Bridging the Gap with beautiful songs to set a mellow rainy day mood.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap a companion to last night's set of vintage African music... with vintage inspired music from Hawaii, some latin, some Bossa Nova and a tribute to the late Beverly Noa who is pictured.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we're listening to vintage African music and other little treasures from surrounding areas and more.

A lot of the music tonight will be from a compliation called Highlife on the Move from Soundway records.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we're listening to another eclectic blend of sounds bordering around Americana and other various delights.

Roger Bong
Roger Bong

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, I'm playing a mixture of music loosly associated with our Atherton Studio, as well as other various delights.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm running all over the place, playing all sorts of music, with no real theme or vibe... hope you enjoy it.

Earlier this week, Wonderwheel Records label head Nickodemus announced a benifit CD for the people of Puerto Rico, so i'm wrapping the whole show around it's music with a few other gems thrown in between.
Pick the album LOVE FOR PUERTO RICO here

Doing the flipside from last nights upbeat show, and keeping tonights set mellow, and cool.