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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Anchoring the first day of HPR's Fall 2020 Pledge Drive, and I'm trying to keep it mellow with favorites from the last 6 months or so. If you want to (and can) support HPR... the number is (888) 536-4700 or pledge online.

Digging through an eclectic mix of new music in this session of Bridging the Gap. Expect new stuff from Proleter, El Buho, Cults, Hypnotic Brass Band and more.

There's a cosmic event happening this evening that takes place every two years where the Mars and the Sun are on opposite sides of the Earth. The event is called "Opposition" and it's great for checking out the red planet. So i'm using the oppurtunity to play a few songs about space, starting out with Bowie's "life on Mars".

Since mail-in ballots are arriving in Hawaii's mailboxes, I figure it's a good time to pull together a voting soundtrack to encourage all of us to fill it out and get it into the mail ASAP.

Picking up where we left off on Monday night.  I wanted to do a follow up show featuring the music of the Eighteenth Street Lounge and it's record label ESL Music. So this session of Bridging the Gap will feature songs taken from many of their compilations and remixes, so expect an eclectic mix of dub, bossa and lounge, as well as a tribute to Johnny Nash who passed away at 80. 

Call this show a tribute.

Latin, African and other global rhythms mix into electronic beats in this session of Bridging the Gap. Expect new music from Ondatropica, Gerardo Frisina, WheelUP and more.

This session of Bridging the Gap is a subtle follow up to Monday's dreamy show, and it'll focus on beautiful and romantic songs centered around late nights in the moonlight.

Weaving together mellow, almost lullaby like songs for mixed into some psychedelic indie rock and downtempo to this session of Bridging the Gap.

Beat driven, eclectic global bass dominate this Friday night session of Bridging the Gap, with new music from Disclosure, Gerardo Frisina, Bosq and more.

Celebrating an early Fall with a collection of Jazz standards, Downtempo and Indie Folk.

Going to Hana Hou this mellow show from last year as an early Fall treat, and falling back on my DJ speciality... chilling out with a mellow downtempo filled session of Bridging the Gap. Chilled vocals, instrumental beats and delicate bossa fill the late night airwaves.

The station is currently participating in BMI charting, so I'm using the opportunity to play a few artist that deserve some credit, where credit is due. So it'll be an eclectic collection of independent artists running over different genres.

Paying tribute to the music of Toots Hibbert who passed away at last week at 77, and other classics in Reggae, Ska and Lovers Rock.

In this session of Bridging the Gap we're playing tribute to those we've lost so far in 2020, some from complications from COVID-19. I'm sticking closely to Jazz, so there will be a few artists left out here.

I'm gonna Hana Hou last Friday's summertime session of rare groove for this evening's Bridging the Gap. Think Fender Rhodes vs. funky guitar.

So I'm starting this session of Bridging the Gap where I left off with Monday's show and Cornershop's Brimful of Asha, and then take it from there. Either way expect an eclectic ride filled with a few strange covers and curveballs.

Happy Labor Day to you and yours! I'm exhausted and running on auto-pilot for this show, so I'm taking the easy road and playing a bunch of fun yet familiar songs for this session of Bridging the Gap. Expect an eclectic stroll through, Indie Rock, Ska, and a little Electronic music.

A companion show the Wednesday's Summertime Lounge show. This time it's sunshine filled rare groove to take us into the long weekend.

Kicking back and selecting warm sunshine filled selections of Downtempo, Indie rock and maybe a little Jazz for this session of Bridging the Gap. This is the perfect playlist for that refreshing rum filled cocktail sipped along the water.

Slowing it down in this session of Bridging the Gap with mostly new music from Zero 7, Heartless Bastards, Tricky, and more.

Going backwards in this session of Bridging the Gap. Doing a live DJ set, but going against the grain and starting off upbeat and then slowing the tempo over the course of the show.

So this session of Bridging the Gap is another special one, and it's also pre-recorded. This is basically a playlist to my new baby, who at the time of recording this, is not born yet. But it's filled with mellow songs of love and hope for things to be.

anemone123 via Pixabay
anemone123 via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, the coronavirus has glaringly shown a spotlight on disparities in connectivity and the digital divide. We’ll talk to the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to learn about digital equity, digital inclusion and what is being done across the country to close this gap.

So my wife and I are having a baby (surprise!), and she's just gone into labor. So this session of Bridging the Gap is pre-recorded, and will feature a very tongue-in-cheek selection of music about pushing, dropping, and break-throughs.

Putting together a global groove for this session of Bridging the Gap, with hints of Cumbia, Rai, Electro-Latin and other funky delights.

Tonight I'm stealing summer (sort of). Actually, I'm building a summertime selection from other playlists compiled by Thievery Corporation. So it's going to be a warm mixture of loungy Jazz, Bossa and Downtempo.

Keeping the music chilled and mellow for this session fo Bridging the Gap, going in and out of Jazz, Bossa, and Downtempo.

Miki Lo
Miki Lo

Focusing on the Funk tonight, to keep you dancing into the weekend. Also celebrating the life of Jon Horvath from the Fort Knox Five who passed away 5 years ago today.

All vinyl for this session of Bridging the Gap, and going all over the place between Latin Jazz, Bossa, dreamy Indie and more. Get ready for the crackle, pop and off speed start-ups.