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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I haven't done a Hip-Hop show in a long time, and with the recent death of Malik B from the Roots and Ty, I think it's long overdue. So this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a collection of favorites, classics and Jazz-influenced tracks.

Max Sansing
Max Sansing

It's been a while since I've done an entire show of World Music, so this session of Bridging the Gap will lean heavily on sound from Africa, and India, with a lot of curveballs in-between.

Bill Dorman/HPR
Bill Dorman/HPR

Well lucky us, we dodged another hurricane. So we're decompressing with a collection of sunny warms songs to harken back (safe) summer weather.

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oprisco

No theme for this session of Bridging the Gap, just keeping the music eclectic and slipping back and forth between indie, electronic and world music.

Part 2 of a summer surfing soundtrack of songs pulled from surf videos, and songs that often get stuck in my head when I'm out in the lineup. It's a dreamy, eclectic mix of Jazz, World and Downtempo with a lot of music pulled from videos on Nobody Surf.

The working theme for this show is Una Peripecia (The Incident). But it's really just the starting song from Buddy Sativa and not the general direction of the show, which will be a mostly mellow trip through downtempo, world, and other tasty delights.

Jennycepeda via Pixabay
Jennycepeda via Pixabay

What's safe to postpone and what could lead to serious consequences for those who are delaying medical care during coronavirus. We'll talk with a local primary care doctor about what's the best way to figure out what's essential for your health now, and what can wait until later without causing harm!

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Rhythm Clothing USA

Focusing in on electronic African, Brazilian and Latin rhythms and texture for this session of Bridging the Gap. A few songs are pulled from a compilation by DJ Marky and the logo was lovingly stolen from Rhythm clothing.

This session of Bridging the Gap I'm creating a summer surfing soundtrack of songs pulled from surf videos, and songs that often get stuck in my head when I'm out in the lineup. It's a dreamy, eclectic mix of flowing tunage with a lot of music pulled from videos on Nobody Surf.

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jagritparajuli99 via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, with school opening up in the fall we’ll find out how students are preparing for online learning. We’ll talk about the Education Technology Pilot happening on Kauai that includes internet access, laptop computers and digital literacy training.

Ben Ashton
Ben Ashton

Selecting a mostly mellow, indie rock meets downtempo Monday evening for this session of Bridging the Gap, with new music from The Clientele, The Growlers, Jesse Fischer and more.

Tuesday marked the 8 year anniversary of Bridging the Gap, and I couldn't fit all the music I wanted to play on the actual anniversary day into a two hour show, so I'm letting it spill out into this show with a more Latin and electronic focus and still  a collective of favorite and notable songs from the last few years.

Today is the 8 year anniversary of Bridging the Gap, so Paige and Nick are switching days for this week (Paige will sub in for Nick on Wednesday), and it'll be a collective of favorite and notable songs from the last years.

Mellow, longer, mostly couch-locked nuggets of Downtempo, Soul Jazz and new music fill this session of Bridging the Gap.

Celebrating an early 4th of July with music from all the different colors of this country, songs of freedom and songs of struggle.

Filling the late night airwaves with reflective Soul and paying tribute to singer/songwriter Willie Wright who passed away at 80.

Keeping the musical vibe mellow, dreamy and slightly psychedelic in this session of Bridging the Gap.

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Adalhelma via Pixabay

  

Having a baby isn’t easy at any time, but what might be different during the time of coronavirus? From delivery restrictions, to visitors, to recommendations on visiting family, we’ll talk with Dana Quealy, Certified Nurse Midwife, about some of the unique challenges of starting or expanding a family during COVID.

Wilfredo Lam
Wilfredo Lam

Complicated rhythms mix with electronic percussion and tropical feels tonight in this session of Bridging the Gap. With new music from Captain Planet, Khruangbin, and Atropolis and weaving in and out of Semba, Jungle, Boogaloo, and other global soul.

This is one of those Bridging the Gap sessions where I couldn't settle on a theme. So I'm leaning back on the traditional AAA format and keeping the selection random and eclectic.

Exploring mostly new music tonight with a focus on the currrent at state of Jazz.  With new music from Ezra Collective, Blundetto, Bibio and more.

Floyd Cooper
Floyd Cooper

Happy Juneteenth to you and yours. This session of Bridging the Gap will celebrate the end of slavery and hope for a brighter future through sound. Expect a mixture of Gospel, Americana, Soul, and a little Hip-Hop.

The offical start of Summer is this Saturday, but i'm jumping ahead just a little and stringing together a sunshine filled summertime set for this session of Bridging the Gap.

Keeping the selection mellow and eclectic for this session of Bridging the Gap, with new music from Norah Jones, Cantoma, Black Pumas and more.

Olivier Bonhomme
Olivier Bonhomme

Funky grooves mix into complex rhythms for this session of Bridging the Gap.

Keeping the late night airwaves nice and eclectic with a blend of Soul, expiremental Indie Rock, and a little Americana.

Lucia Heffernan
Lucia Heffernan

Keeping the late night airwaves mellow and cool this evening with a blend of Downtempo, Soul, and Jazz.

This session of Bridging the Gap is random (really random), anchored by new music from Run the Jewels and reaching out into Classic Rock, Funk, and Electro Latin Fusion.

In radio slang, a "Music Bed" or "Audio Bed" is an instrumental piece of music that's used to cradle the announcer's voice. We use these and NPR uses these to carry your ear over a section, but you normally only hear roughly 15 to 30 seconds of the song. So for this session of Bridging the Gap, I'm playing some of my favorites, and a few you may hear often on HPR in their entirety.

With everything going on in the news right now, from COVID to protests, to Trump... I thought it would be nice to take an audio break with a collection of pretty, mellow Folk, World and Soul. I'll try my best not to make it too political.

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