Nick Yee

Manager of On-Air Product and Host of 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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Exploring beat-driven global groove for this session Bridging the Gap, with a deep dive into remixed South Asian, African, and Caribbean sounds. If you have the means to support public radio, please consider becoming a sustaining member.

Savannah Harriman-Pote
Savannah Harriman-Pote

Playing a lot of tried and true favorites for this session of Bridging the Gap, because it's late, because I'm exhausted, and because it's my birthday (so I'm doing what I want). If you have the means to support public radio, please consider becoming a sustaining member.

Our Spring 2021 Fund Drive is underway, so I'm keeping the music close to home and playing a lot of favorites both old and new and trying to keep the music light and cool. If you have the means to support public radio, please consider becoming a sustaining member.

Middle Kids
Middle Kids

Digging through new Indie Rock and a few favorites for this session of Bridging the Gap.

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Rahu via Pixabay

So I'm clearing the music build-up of my virtual desk, and playing a few discoveries and a few other songs that I just can't get out of my head for this session of Bridging the Gap. Expect an eclectic blend of Indie Rock, World Music, and other tasty bits.

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Pixabay

Ushering in warmer weather with a dreamy blend of Bossa, International Indie, African fusion and more for this session of Bridging the Gap.

With this slightly rainy weather I'm gonna 'hana hou' this older session of Bridging the Gap from last year which was a chilled and mellow selection of Jazz, Bossa, and Downtempo.

Spring is finally here! So we're celebrating with a selection of seasonal Indie, Jazz, and maybe a little Classical.

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Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Celebrating this (socially distanced) St. Patricks Day on Bridging the Gap with a few Irish favorites and a bunch of other randon treats.

Deep Forest
Deep Forest

The description is a little bit of a lie, as this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be an eclectic mix of Downtempo, remixed Jazz, World and other tasty bits.

The Marias
The Marias

I love these types of shows. Stringing together a bunch of (mostly) new music thatʻs been stuck in my head or sitting on my desk waiting for you to discover it. Expect new music from Common, The Marias (pictured), Caoilfhionn Rose, and more.

Miki Jourdan
Miki Jourdan

Celebrating International Womenʻs Day with an eclectic selection of Americana, Soul, Rock, and World all voiced by strong women.

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David Corio redferns/getty

We lost the last Wailer. Bunny Wailer, one of the three original members of The Wailers passed away at 73, so this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a quick sampler of Reggae and Ska.

Poolside
Poolside

Sticking with the familiar territory of Downtempo, Bossa and World Music for this session of Bridging the Gap. Expect new music from The Menahan Street Band, Poolside (pictured), Manika Kaur, and more.

With legendary electronic music duo Daft Punk calling it quits, I figured it was time for an electronic music showcase. So this session of Bridging the Gap will be an assortment of Electro, House, Big Beat and a little Drum & Bass.

Tonight we're going to meet Marc Ito, the new host of Bridging the Gap! He'll be taking over Friday evening's for now, and will bring his eclectc blend of Downtempo, Hip-Hop, Soul and Groove to the late night airwaves.

Doing it again... putting together a show that's anchored in tributes to people we've lost. With that said it's going to be an eclectic ride through Latin, Reggae, Indie, and Gospel.

Happy Mardi Gras to you and yours! Even though COVID has slowed the festivities this year, we can still celebrate the holiday with some high-stepping horns from New Orleans.

Sliding down the back end of Valentine's Day with a show filled with break-up songs and other beautiful, reflective songs about loss... just because there are so many good ones.

Taking early advantage of Valentine's Day and playing an assortment of love songs for this session of Bridging the Gap.

Common
Common

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.

Grace Fung
Grace Fung

Tonight we're going to meet Aisha Kadomatsu, the new host of Bridging the Gap. She'll be taking over Thursday nights, and selecting an eclectic blend of mellow and psychedelic Jazz, Soul and Groove.

Busting out the hits tonight, and creating a pure party playlist. Fun, positive and familiar. Dancing shoes recommended.

Dan Wiebe
Dan Wiebe

Mellow and dreamy songs fill the late night air in this special session of Bridging the Gap almost entirely picked off a playlist by singer/songwriter Caoilfhionn Rose. They are her favorite songs for wandering, and each one is an individual pocket of mellow beauty. Slow down to this one.

Keeping the music mostly mellow for this Monday session of Bridging the Gap, and listening back to the sound of a few that we've lost in the last few days, and letting that steer the selection.

This session of Bridging the Gap is your typical case of eclectic musical ADD... where I couldn't settle on a theme, and decided to load the show with a bunch of different things. So expect a mix of remixed World Music, Surf Rock, and some tasty new songs.

Slowing down and chilling out with a psychedelic selection of World, Bossa, Downtempo and new Indie rock.

Owsley Stanley Foundation
Owsley Stanley Foundation

Sometimes a single song can make an entire show.

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farioff via Pixabay

Rushing into the weekend with rhythm. Kicking our heels up with an eclectic selection of remixed Bossa, Afrofunk, and Reggae for this session of Bridging the Gap.

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Caroline Amenabar/NPR

Celebrating the presidential changing of the guard, with a lot of feel-good Soul, Gospel and other hope filled favorites.

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