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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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 https://bit.ly/isupporthpr (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.

 

Koko Nakajima/NPR
Koko Nakajima/NPR

Tonight’s show is 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..

Paige Okamura weaves together a selection of songs designed to get you out of a funk... think: anti-retrograde music.

This session of Bridging the Gap will feature mostly music from Japan. It's inspired by this picture of a 19th century model posed as Nakano Takeko, a female samurai from the Boshin war.

Celebrating International Women's Day for this Friday session of Bridging the Gap. Paige Okamura did this theme on Tuesday, and I'm just piggy-backing on the idea. Expect a mixture of indie rock, folk and soul all from female artists and trailblazers.

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño mixes together a set of indie rock and world music for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

Earlier this week Keith Flint, the singer for The Prodigy passed away at the age of 49. Thought I'm really not a fan of their music, it did send me down memory lane for that period of somewhat cheesy electronic music, usually categorized as Big Beat. So tonight's show is going to be a mixture of Big Beat artists, a little Jungle and Trip-Hop all from the UK.

Margie Rice
Margie Rice

Paige Okamura celebrates International Women's Day with a selection of Soul, Hawaiian, World and Reggae.

Counting down the last two hours till Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras tonight on Bridging the Gap with a variety of music from the Big Easy. Expect 2nd Line brass, Mardi Gras Indians and a little Zydeco.

So my computer crashed right before going into this show. So I scrapped my plans, and played older CDs. It still turned out to be a pretty good show, and can be found below.

John Brosio
John Brosio

HPR's newest DJ- Harrison Patiño stretches his legs with two hours of indie rock for this session of Bridging the Gap.

Celebrating the life of the late Jackie Shane, and exploring all sorts of soul, funk and brass driven music in this session of Bridging the Gap.

Paige Okamura takes the reigns this evening on Bridging the Gap for an evening of cover songs.

Mellow, soulful, and warm sounds dominate this session of Bridging the Gap.

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