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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Gray Malin
Gray Malin

Continuing on with day #4 of this "5 Days of Summer" special of Bridging the Gap. Tonight I'm keeping it really light and playful with a little reggae and jazz in the first hour, and slowing it down in the second.

Feeling better and continuing on with day #3 of this "5 Days of Summer" special of Bridging the Gap. Tonight I'm mixing a in a little Hip-Hop, Reggae, and Indy-Rock selections.

I'm a little under the weather this evening... but happy to be in the studio to continue with this summertime playlist, of laid back dreamy vibes.  We'll be picking up the pace later this week.

So I missed the the Summer Solstice last week, and my opportunity to do a show around it. So to make up for that... I'm devoting this week, hopefully all 5 days of it... to the warm sounds of Summertime.

Weaving together selections fo music picked from around the world for this Friday well as a few current favorites.

Picking out music on the fly this evening... and just trying to keep it nice and cool to even out this muggy weather with a little sophistication.

Creating a cure for the Hump-Day blues...with some BLUES! Well...Blues and Indy-Folk, and some Americana.

Today was such a lovely day... that it inspired me to put together a playlist of beautiful songs to fill the night air for tonight's show.  Expect some folk, downtempo, Spanish ballads, and more.

Tokio Aoyama
Tokio Aoyama

I'm using this monday night session to explore cuts from new musicians carrying on the torch of Jazz and Downtempo.

Fund the new Pacific Harp Project CD

For tonight's show I'm keeping the music random and fun and possibly a little silly to ease you backwards into the weekend.

So (for the most part) I'm picking music on the fly for tonight's show... my only real target is to play a T.S.O.L song since they're playing in town this weekend.  And that's a tall order. So expect a little but of 90's punk, and other strange delights.

Running through some new music and some old favorites tonight on the show.

Picking the music on the fly this evening... with no specific theme or direction.  Just trying to keep it fun and work in a few new selectiond from Madeline Peyroux, Khruangbin and Chancha Via Circuito.

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

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Sahim Dabir
Sahim Dabir

Keeping the music chilled and mellow, yet beat driven for this monday evening.


Pulling a High Fidelity move and making up a tribute list for the late writer, chef, traveller and critic- Anthony Bourdain. The music is largely pulled from his favorite artists and other playlists about travel, TV, or cooking that he was involved with.

Omar Rayyan
Omar Rayyan

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, we're getting tangled into a mixture of classically inspired music mixed into modern beat science and indy pop.

Putting together a show of (almost) all world music for this Wednesday night. Expect music from India to Africa... from tango to calypso... and everything else in between.

Feeling the funk tonight... so I'm the filling the late night air with funk, soul and rare groove from artists like The New Mastersounds, The Stance Brothers, and The Bamboos.

Sahim Dabir
Sahim Dabir

Keeping the vibe and music nice and mellow for this Monday evening, with chilled instrumental beats, some world music, and some jazz.

Casey Weldon
Casey Weldon

Keeping the music fun and upbeat for this Friday evening... kicking off with a Cumbia cover of Drake's "Hotline Bling" and seeing how weird I can make it after that.

So in the sprit of making good art based on reflection... tonight's show is all about Jet-Lag which i've got bad after two weeks away.  So tonight's music is going to be a collection of songs I get stuck in my head when I'm traveling or totally sleep deprived. Enjoy.

Keeping the sound light and fun with a lot of steel and marimba meeting up with indy rock and modern latin.

No theme for tonight's show... just picking the music on the fly, working in some new releases and some old favorites.

Keeping the music (mostly) mellow for this Memorial Day monday evening.

Also a HUGE Thank you to Paige Okamura for subbing in for me the last few weeks.  The audio archive will be up soon! 

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be loosly focused on music from Cuba, as well as an assortment of Latin Jazz as we relisten to this show from last August.

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap is going to be random... VERY RANDOM, pinballing back and forth between styles and genres, as we re-listen to this show from last August.

Sliding into the weekend with an assortment of latin grooves to get your hips swinging.

Keeping the sound (mostly) mellow and Jazzy for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap, as we replay this classic show.  

Taking a dip into the cool waters of Acid Jazz this evening on Bridging the Gap, with an encore of this show from last August.