Bridging the Gap

In a continuation of a theme laid down by the previous two nights of Bridging the Gap, Harrison Patino continues to explore the world with far-out sounds in foreign psych, pop, jazz and funk.

HPR Streaming Music Show Archive

Jun 13, 2019

Hawaii Public Radio is now offering on-demand listening for a few of our HPR-1 shows.  

Stream past episodes of Bridging the Gap with dj mr.nick HERE

Stream past episodes of Kanikapila Sunday HERE

 

Dan Clarke Photography
Dan Clarke Photography

Taking a global hop for this session of Bridging the Gap, and running through a lot of the World Music that’s been building up, as well as a few favorites.

Paige Okamura / DJ Mermaid explores a small slice of world music, along with tracks that are influenced or utilize foreign sounds. Tonight's first hour is more upbeat, with latin-inspired tracks and remixes. The second hour winds down with a mixture of Maori and Japanese music. There's even some Ukranian music in there somewhere! Tune in and take a quick trip around the world.

Radical Retinoscopy
Radical Retinoscopy

 The temperature for this show should be mostly cool and mellow with bits of smart breakbeats woven into fill out these late nights at HPR.

Really going all over this session of Bridging the Gap. Picking music mostly on the fly and skipping all over the place... and trying to hit some Ska, Cumbia and Hip-Hop of the two hours.

Harrison Patiño pays homage to the great New Orleans pianist Malcom John Rebennack known to the world as Dr. John who died today at 77.  As a tribute to the renowned musician a handful of best and most intriguing tracks interspersed with a variety of iconic New Orleans music... from dixieland to second line brass bands.

Deepsky
Deepsky

Cleaning off my desk... musically speaking, and working through all of the wonderful new music that's been piling up. The 1st hour will be more world oriented from Cuba to Cumbia. 2nd hour will be downtempo, and indie selections.

 

It's not quite summertime (the season technically starts on June 21st and runs till September). But the weather has been nice and it seems fitting to roll out some early summertime music. So this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a sunny swirl of psychedelic rock, surf, bossa and other lightweight fun.

This week we're taking the show out of the studio and broadcasting live-to-tape from the Hawaii State Library in downtown Honolulu. All of the music will be selected from the library's collection and then reshelved for you to borrow the next day.

This show will go more into indie and classic rock with a little world music mixed in. 

This week we're taking the show out of the studio and broadcasting live-to-tape from the Hawaii State Library in downtown Honolulu. All of the music will be selected from the library's collection and then reshelved for you to borrow the next day.

Tonight's show will be a little Hawaiian, a little Americana and a little indie rock. 

Tonight's show was recorded live on location at the Hawaiʻi State Public Library's main branch in Honolulu and features Hawaiian music pulled exclusively from their audio collection then re-shelved. If any of tonight's music piques your interest, please do check it out from your nearest public library - you can use their helpful app to easily request and check out books! Just make sure you pay your fines first.

This week we're taking the show out of the studio and broadcasting live-to-tape from the Hawaii State Library in downtown Honolulu. All of the music will be selected from the library's collection and then reshelved for you to borrow the next day.

On this Memorial Day I'm using the theme of memory to pick out mostly mellow songs about love and memory for this Monday evening.

Something different for this Friday session of Bridging the Gap... running through some Disco! Some old, some new, some famous... and some undergound.

Uggg this muggy weather. It's so bad that we've decided to hana hou Harrison's show from last week... which is even more perfect for tonight's weather. 
It my not be summertime... yet.  But the uptick in temperature has our DJ-in-Training, Harrison Patiño is playing upbeat indie, world and eclectic tunes to beat the heat.

So I've been itching to do another mixed show just focused on downtempo... primarily around a sub-focus called Mushroom Jazz... mostly instrumental Hip-Hop breaks with a jazzy influence pioneered by Mark Farina or a series of mixtapes. It's something to put on, chillout, sip your martini and nod your head to the beat.

Bridging the Gap~May 21st, 2019: Moon Music

May 21, 2019

On tonight's edition of Bridging The Gap, Paige Okamura / DJ Mermaid pays tribute to the amazing moon views we've had this past week with music written about the moon, as well as a few tracks to look at the moon to.

Happy Monday. This session of Bridging the Gap is going to be eclectic, yet cool... and mostly mellow, featuring music from upcoming shows, and going across, Jazz, downtempo, indie folk and other suprises.

Nothing special planned out for this session of Bridging the Gap... just going to keep the music fun and eclectic going into the weekend.

It my not be summertime... yet.  But the uptick in temperature has our DJ-in-Training, Harrison Patiño is playing upbeat indie, world and eclectic tunes to beat the heat.

Jake and Dinos Chapman
Jake and Dinos Chapman

It's been an emotionally draining week... and it's only Wednesday. So this session of Bridging the Gap is all about healing, hope and coping with loss.

Bridging the Gap~May 14th, 2019: Moving On

May 14, 2019

On tonight's edition of Bridging The Gap, Paige Okamura / DJ Mermaid plays a collection of mostly mellow, somewhat emotional songs about "moving on", whatever that may mean for you.

Rosalia
Rosalia

The design for this show started with a modern take on Spanish Flamenco... but evolved into an exploration of Spanish guitar, electro tango, gypsy swing and more.

 

So there's no real theme for this session of Bridging the Gap. I'm just picking upbeat (fun) music for this Friday evening to lighten the air on the darkest of nights.

Harrison was sick this week, so to embrace his ill health... he went in the exact opposite of Paige Okamura's "Running" playlist from Tuesday... and is putting together a collection of laid back songs to ease you into your Thursday evening.

Picking out music entirely from artists from the U.K. for this session of Bridging the Gap. Weaving in and out of downtempo, grime, big beat, and a little neo-soul.

Whether you're running for excercise, or running from your problems, Paige Okamura a.k.a. DJ Mermaid has curated two hours of (mostly indie rock) music to run to. She's got you covered tonight as you start out on a high, songs to give you that much need encouragement in the middle, and finally easing the tempo for a nice cool down.

Frank Moth
Frank Moth

This session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a collection of new songs that move through indie rock, jazz and modern psychedelic rock.

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

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