Bridging the Gap

Weekdays 10pm-Midnight on HPR-1
  • Hosted by Nick Yee, dj mr.nick
  • Local Host Paige Okamura
  • Local Anchor Harrison Patiño

Bridging the Gap is Hawaii Public Radio's late night eclectic journey into sound, 10-midnight on HPR-1. Anchored by dj mr.nick, and now featuring Paige Okamura on Tuesday nights and Harrison Patiño on Thursday nights. Together they explore a wide range of music from Indie Rock to Electronic, to World, to Jazz, to Hawaiian, and everything in between.

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Clearing off some new music on my desk and keeping the late night air filled with tribal percussion, mariachi and other delights.

Embracing a week of heat, humidity, and rain... our DJ-in-Training Harrison Patiño offers up some sultry sounds for sultry weather.

Taking on a more tropical note for this evening's session of Bridging the Gap. Exploring new Bossa Nova, Latin, and indie fusion... all anchored around new music from Claude Fontaine (pictured).

Paige Okamura pays tribute to composer, arranger, producer, and recording artist Jack de Mello, following his recent passing at the age of 102. In honor of his innovation and influence on modern day Hawaiian music, she curates a selection of his work and the Hawaiian musicians he worked with, along with the mele of some of her favorite performances from this year's Merrie Monarch hula festival.

I keep coming back to this picture of a blue fighting fish that was used for an earlier episode of Bridging the Gap... so I decided to soundtrack it, and put together a show of mellow reflective folk, country, and blues for tonights show.

Hugh Wong
Hugh Wong

Doing a (sort of) Flashback Friday and testing new/old gear at the same time tonight. So I'm going through my "old book", the CDs that I used in my early DJ career, and mixing live in the studio. Running through mid-tempo music in the 1st hour, then focusing on deep house in the 2nd.

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño offers a diverse set of some Australia and New Zealandʻs latest and greatest sounds in indie and alternative (with a few older surprises) in celebration of ANZAC Day.

Weaving in and out of songs sung acapella, reflective indie folk, and other global delights for tonight’s session of Bridging the Gap.

No words can describe what this means. But we do know that this session with Paige Okamura will be filled with laid back dub-groove vibes.

Mellow vibey moods occupy the late night airwaves tonight on Bridging the Gap.

Going back and forth between afro-funky zingers and pretty songs about the moon this evening on Bridging the Gap.

Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño mixes together a mellow night of new indie releases. Also phones with lobsters.

Yuni Yoshida
Yuni Yoshida

For the most part, i'm picking music out on the fly for this evenings session fo Bridging the Gap. Working in new music from Quantic, Aloha Got Soul, and Muito Kaballa.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, Paige Okamura (DJ Mermaid) picks songs from androgynous voices as well as androgynous artists.

The 1st show back after the Spring 2019 Pledge Drive, and I'm just getting back into the swing of things.  So This show will be mellow, filled with Jazz, Downtempo and anchored by The Bad Plus.

Welcome to Bridging the Gap during HPR's Spring 2019 Pledge Drive! We're excited to be pitching into the late night hours, and introducing the new DJs Paige Okamura and Harrison Patiño.


Call 941-3689 (after 8pm) or Pledge on-line at (and indicate that you want the Bridging the Gap special gift in the comments). 

The exclusive gifts for this show for a minimum pledge of $12.50/mo are (Choose one): 

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, Paige Okamura picks songs to study to. Expect a mellow collection of Downtempo, Soul and Jazz. Education never goes out of style.

Keeping it mellow for this Monday evening session of Bridging the Gap, with mostly indie rock/folk selections throughout the night.

Mixing live on the fly again... like a nightclub on the air for this session of Bridging the Gap. Expect a lot of latin remixes and a little house, with new releases from Quantic, Diplo and Tokimonsta.

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño explores the funky eclectic, groovy side of indie music...with a few curve balls thrown in.

The playlist for this session of Bridging the Gap started with the passing of Ranking Roger from The English Beat. Which put me down the rabbit hole of 80's music which will make up the majority of this show. But there is something about people who like 80's music... they're rabid fans, and as a DJ when you play one song, it breaks this damn, and you're literally flooded with requests for even more 80's music...

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, Paige Okamura selects her favorite artists that have performed on NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert and is joined in the studio by Roger and Lei Bong of Aloha Got Soul.

Keeping the music mellow, cool and reflective for this Monday evening.

Enkel Dika
Enkel Dika

Taking that deep dive into new sounds this evening on Bridging the Gap. Super excited to be premiering new music from Quantic, Preservation Hall Brass Band, The Chemical Brothers and more.

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño selects colorful songs to commerate the Hindu festival of light and love: Holi.

Happy Spring to you. Winter has offically finished... and we're headed for sun and warmer weather (by Hawaii standards). So this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a collection of Spring inspired songs to ring in the season.

Paige Okamura weaves together a selection of songs about Maui.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm celebrating the music of surf rock guitarist Dick Dale who passed on Saturday at the age of 81. It's also a great excuse to play other surf inspired songs that feature the late Hal Blaine, drummer for the wrecking crew who passed away last week.

Tonight’s show is part 2 of a seriously deep dive into new music, taken from NPR Music’s Austin 100. A list that features up and coming acts performing at this years SXSW festival in Austin Texas. It’s been cherry picked..

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño takes a deep dive into different styles of indie rock (with a few more recognizable artists peppered in) on tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.