Chris Campbell

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Host/Producer, The Progressive Underground

Chris Campbell (aka DJ Cambeaux) is a DJ/music journalist and nationally-renowned tastemaker who has written for publications such as Upscale, Smooth Jazz News, Soul Interviews and Examiner.

His books The Essential Neo Soul and Neo Soul 2.0 spotlight the progressive soul music movement and are the only publications to cover its history.

Campbell is also a correspondent for NPR (National Public Radio) curating global underground music for segments such as “Heavy Rotation” and “Songs We Love.”

As host of the Progressive Underground, he takes listeners on a multi-genre musical odyssey by way of creative hand-picked playlists, exclusive artist interviews and atmospheric style mixes.

ccampbell@wdet.org   Follow @cambeaux

Recent Posts

The Progressive Underground Show 174

June 19, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

We explore the outer reaches of electronica through techno, deep house, future soul, nu-jazz, b-sides and rare groove.

Song Artist Album
Paper Doll P.M. Dawn Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience
Hooked On Your Love Ron Trent Dance Classic
It Keeps Raining Fatima 12" single
LeSun LeShine Ringard Especial Vol.2
Silver Caribou Our Love
Warm Up Rick Wade Your Strength
Northern Flat B1 Psapp Tiger, My Friend
Twilight World Swing Out Sister It's Better To Travel
Radiance Mike Huckaby Harmonie Park Classics Vol. 1
2 Good to Be Tru Axel Boman Moon Dancer
Teacups (Chaos in the CBD Paradise Mix) Sorceress Dose
There's Nothing I Can Do About It Mike & The Censations 12" single
Nights Over Egypt The Jones Girls Get As Much Love As You Can
Middle of the Night Lalo Schifrin Tabu Records
Don't Make Me Alan Oldham 12" single
Song Artist Album
She's So Untouchable Garden City Movement 12" single
Mudou Ian Pooley Turakina EP
Let the Music Play Collective Peace Introducing Collective Peace
Soul Size Love (Timmy Regisford Edit) Jaidene Veda 12" single
This Tense Cosmic Quest feat. Virginia Palms 12" single
Fall for You (Sandy Rivera's Classic Mix) Kings of Tomorrow feat. April 12" single
Stumble Kraak & Smaak Juicy Fruit
Owl & Wizzle Rodion & Local Suicide 12" single
Captivate Evil Needle Reminisce
Set Adrift on Memory Bliss P.M. Dawn Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience
Drama (Manuel Ricciardi Deep Mix) Erykah Badu 12" single
When You Sleep Black Bottom Collective People Mover
Bright Eyes Dirty Hair (Original Mix) Lake Powel 12" single
Stopover Bombay Alice Coltrane Journey In Satchidananda
This Blue Hour Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn
Song Artist Album
Miscellaneous Ian Finkelstein 12" single
Millennium Incognito 100° And Rising
Let It Ride Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Norah Jones Black Radio 2
All the Kisses (Ahmed Sirour Remix) The Foreign Exchange feat. Paris Strother, Amber Strother +FE Music: The Reworks
Lock Down Jneiro Jarel Three Piece Puzzle
In Loving Memory Moodymann Silentintroduction
Grind Les Sins 12" single
Makeda Les Nubians Princesses Nubiennes
I Miss That Girl Byron the Aquarius 12" single
Hum Sarah Williams White Of The New World
Musique Non Stop Kraftwerk Electric Cafe
Jazzy Nights Soul Varti feat. Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Stay This Way The Brand New Heavies The Brand New Heavies
The Most Beautiful Girl Online Jrod Indigo 12" single
Second Sight Re:Jazz [re:jazz]
Sun Goddess Ramsey Lewis feat. Earth, Wind & Fire Sun Goddess

The Progressive Underground Show 173 feat. JOHNJAMMINCOLLINS (UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE)

June 12, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

On this episode we interview techno legend John “Jammin’” Collins and discuss the Tec-Troit 2016 Music Festival

Song Artist Album
The Bone Song Sa-Ra Creative Partners Nuclear Evolution: The Age Of Love
Shabaps Pursuit Grooves Fox Trot Mannerisms
Think Of You Terrace Martin feat. Kamasi Washington & Rose Gold
Duas Caras Deltino Guerreiro 12" single
Fall For You (Sandy Rivera's Classic Mix) Kings of Tomorrow 12" single
Kaleidoscopic Love Kaytranada feat. Aluna George 12" single
We Live In Brooklyn Baby Roy Ayers Ubiquity He's Coming
The Battle Weval 12" single
I Just Can't Help Myself Common Sense 12" single
Space Dance Ron Trent Raw Footage
The One Tom Conrad feat. Jaidene Veda 12" single
She's So Untouchable Garden City Movement 12" single
Love (Ben Westbeech Remix) Jose James 12" single
Walk Right Back Jamie Lidell 12" single
High Tech Jazz Galaxy 2 Galaxy Galaxy 2 Galaxy
Song Artist Album
Into My Life Elements of Life feat. Lisa Fischer & Cindy Mizelle 12" single
Loved James Tillman Shangri La
For Me Dawn Tallman 12" single
Give It Up Sade Stronger Than Pride
Footwork Theo Parrish American Intelligence
You Are In My System AM & Shawn Lee 12" single
Ithnkfrvr MelodiesInfonie Wohlklänge EP
Promise Me Love Malik Alston feat. LaRonn Dolley 12" single
Moody City Raybone Jones 12" single
Elevator Louie Vega feat. Monique Bingham 12" single
Mama Didn't Raise No Fool Swing Out Sister The Living Return
Take Off Andres 12" single
Black Water Octave One 12" single
Song Artist Album
Learning to Love Me Charles Webster feat. Diviniti House Masters
Leave Love Be Brandon Williams feat. Alex Isley XII
Radiance Mike Huckaby 12" single
Move Viigo 12" single
Evening Call Project Pablo 12" single
L.O.V.E. Black Bottom Collective People Mover
Do It For Love (Soulpassion remix) Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Let The Music Play Collective Peace Introducing Collective Peace
Granola Bambooman 12" single
Average Fruit Quadron Quadron
Let e In (Fake Money Remix) French Horn Rebellion 12" single
Afro Harping Brandee Younger 12" single
Two to Tango Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn
La Bahemia The Earth Disciples Getaway Train
Like It or Not Bob Moses Days Gone By

The Progressive Underground Show 172 feat. SHAHIDA MAUSI-JOHNSON

June 5, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

On this episode we interview Right Productions INC. President/CEO Shahida Mausi-Johnson……………..

Song Artist Album
Forget Me Nots Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart
Hangin' On a String (Contemplating) Loose Ends 12" single
Fall For You (Sandy Rivera's Classic Mix) Kings of Tomorrow feat. April 12" single
Michelle Ramsey Lewis Three Piece Suite
Soul Bounce Collective Peace feat. Amp Fiddler Introducing Collective Peace
Georgy Porgy Eric Benet A Day In The Life
Still a Friend of Mine Incognito feat. Maysa Positivity
Change Monodeluxe feat. Jaidene Veda 12" single
She Hate Me Terence Blanchard She Hate Me : Music From The Motion Picture
Let It Ride Robert Glasper feat. Norah Jones Black Radio 2
Eldorado Zap Toro feat. Sean Blackman 12" single
If Its Love Kem feat. Maurissa Rose Intimacy
Just the Way I Like It Louie Vega Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII
If You Want To Lalah Hathaway Where It All Begins
Love Hangover Diana Ross Diana Ross
Song Artist Album
Sun Goddess Ramsey Lewis Sun Goddess
Tell Me If You Still Care SOS Band The Best Of The SOS Band
Hot 2nite New Edition One Love
One More Dance Jon B Stronger Everyday
Remind Me Patrice Rushen Straight From the Heart
You're On My Mind Kem Intimacy
Dream on Dreamer The Brand New Heavies Brother Sister
Snake Hips The Brand New Heavies Brother Sister
Stay This Way The Brand New Heavies The Brand New Heavies
Golden Time of Day Frankie Beverly & Maze Golden Time of Day
Song Artist Album
Don't You Ever Try & Change Me Loose Ends Look How Long
Nodyahead Mr. Fingers Outer Acid EP
Deep Waters Incognito feat. MAYSA Positivity
Love (Ben Westbeech Remix) Jose James 12" single
1 Mile Lalah Hathaway Self Portrait
Take Your Time SOS Band The Best Of The SOS Band
Highest The Detroit Experiment The Detroit Experiment
Harlem Blues Branford Marsalis Quartet Featuring Terence Blanchard & Cynda Williams Music From Mo' Better Blues
Learning to Love Me Charles Webster feat. Diviniti House Masters
Oh Sheila Ready For The World Ready For The World
Upside Down Diana Ross Diana
I Miss You Ta-Ku Songs to Break Up To
Footwork Theo Parrish American Intelligence
Settle for My Love Patrice Rushen Pizzazz
Happy Feelings Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Anthology

The Progressive Underground Show 171: ALL MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 Edition

May 22, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

We present an all MOVEMENT MUSIC FESTIVAL edition while exploring the outer reaches of electronica……

Song Artist Album
Tour De France Kraftwerk 12" single
I'm Week Nina Kraviz 12" single
Soundgirl Personal Fat Jon The Ample Soul Physician Repaint Tomorrow
Special Friends Dam Funk 12" single
The Harp Dantiez Saunderson & KPD Feat. La Rae Starr 12" single
Can We Pretend Trus' Me feat. Amp Fiddler In the Red
Satisfy Seth Troxler 12" single
I Miss You Ta-Ku Songs to Break Up To
Good Life Inner City Paradise
Big Fun Inner City Paradise
You Brought Me Love MK Burning EP
Silver Caribou Our Love
Speakerbox Bruce Bailey 12" single
The Walk The RZA feat. Stone Mecca The RZA Presents: Afro Samurai
MDMA Paul Woolford 12" single
Song Artist Album
Little People/Black City Matthew Dear Black City
Take One Will Sessions Mix Takes
Goodbye Kiss Eddie "Flashin'" Fowlkes 12" single
Solar Detroit Maceo Plex 12" single
Cosmic Cars Cybotron Enter
Urban Tropics Juan Atkins The Future Sound EP
Love Forever Andy Vaz feat. Niko Marks 12" single
Trans Europe Express Kraftwerk 12" single
Numbers/Computer World Kraftwerk Computer World
Home Computer Kraftwerk Computer World
Song Artist Album
Torch (Extrawelt Remix) John Digweed Transitions
Changeling DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Better Mija & Vindata 12" single
Radiance Mike Huckaby Harmonie Park Classics Vol. 1
Mysterious Lake Kyle Hall From Joy
Workhorse (Luisine) My Brightest Diamond Bring Me The Workhorse
My Life Delano Smith 12" single
Sunsesame Caribou Marinoaudio
Oscillator Paperclip People 12" single
Nothing Can Stop Us Now (Ken/Lou Dub) St. Etienne 12" single
Mirrors Dam Funk Toeachizown
Love Trax DJ Pierre 12" single
Taxi Talk Nina Kraviz Nina Kraviz
Take Two Will Sessions Mix Takes

The Progressive Underground Show 170: Tribute to DJ/tastemaker STEVE DUNBAR

May 15, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

Tonight the Progressive Underground honors the life and legacy of DJ/tastemaker and Charivari founder STEVE DUNBAR….

Song Artist Album
Sharivari A number of names 12" Single
a funk space incarnation Marvin Gaye Here, My Dear
Live on the avenue Purple Velvet The Live EP
Shackle Rj's Latest Arrival 12" single
Rudiments CBX 12" Single
Let it Ride Robert Glasper Black Radio 2
Problèmes d'amour Alexander Robetnite 12" single
Free Seawind Light The Light
The Beat Goes On Orbit 12" Single
So beautiful Robert Glasper Live at Capitol Studios
Superwoman Stevie Wonder The Everyday People
I'm Ready Kano 12" Single
Sunshine Red Black and Green Red Black & Green
If this is Love The Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind
Body The Foreign Exchange Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey
Song Artist Album
Fix in the Mix Pretty Tony 12" Single
Lyk u used 2 Moodymann ‎ Moodymann
Alleys of your mind Cybotron 7" Single
Computer Games Kraftwerk Tour De France / Computer Games EP
When the Morning Comes Anton Miller and Amp Fiddler Bargrooves - Summer Sessions '10
Let your Love Show Terrance Parker Let Your Love Show
Chaos In The Cbd Global Erosion 12" Single

The Progressive Underground Show 169

May 8, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

We explore the outer reaches of electronica through techno, deep house, future soul, nu-jazz, b-sides and rare groove.

Song Artist Album
You Said That Junior Boys Big Black Coat
Gravity River Tiber 12" single
Through the Yard Kauf 12" single
Notes on a History Nia Andrews Introducing Nia Andrews: Colours + Collaborations
Wonky Baseline Disco Banger Red Rack 'Em 12" single
Inner Turmoil Pirahnahead Works Selected By Shuya Okino (Kyoto Jazz Massive)
500 Type I Kicked A Cloud Once & Jongpadawan 12" single
By Fire (Vikter Duplaix Mix) Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
Marvin's Mood Stro Eliot 12" single
Let Me In (Fake Monday Mix) French Horn Rebellion 12" single
Lucky Boy Dionigi Dirty Analogic Party Vol 15
Digits (EVM 128 Remix) Maylight 12" single
Party Up Prince Dirty Mind
Beautiful Ones Prince Purple Rain
Hidden Beauty Tim Toh 12" single
Song Artist Album
Your Love Paul Rudder & Hurlee 12" single
Bus Ride Kaytranada feat. Karriem Riggins & River Tiber 12" single
Love And..... Moomin Laid 16
Fashion Show Grace Jones Slave To The Rhythm
Harmony Atjazz feat. Dawne B. LabFunk
Bad Girls Donna Summer Bad Girls
Atma Yesterday Michal Urbaniak's Fusion Atma
Just the Way I Like It Louie Vega Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII
In Your River Snoh Aalegra 12" single
Seven Days in Sunny June Jamiroquai Dynamite
Nodyahead Mr. Fingers The Outer Acid EP
Remind Me Patrice Rushen Straight from the Heart
No Two Things Blue Six Noesis
Loneliness Has Eyes The Milk Favourite Worry
Finder Ninetoes 12" single
Song Artist Album
New York 93 Yaeji 12" single
Aquarian Voyage Byron the Aquarian 12" single
House Party Mya Elevated Suite
Do It For Love DeepEndSoul feat. Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Cali Drought Wave Lone Lemurian
Interview at Honolulu Lone Lemurian
Lonely (Underground Goodie Mix) Jazzy 12" single
Infinite Possibilities Amel Larrieux Infinite Possibilities
Fugue States Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn
Let the Music Play Collective Peace Introducing Collective Peace
Optimum Jrod Indigo Music 12" single
In Love Again Andy Compton feat. Diviniti 12" single
Changeling DJ Shadow Endtroducing
Nobody Knows Me Aya Strange Flower
Another New Day Jazzanova In Between
Tarot Cassandra Wilson Thunderbird

The Progressive Underground Show 168 feat. JMSN

May 1, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

We explore the outer reaches of electronica through techno, deep house, future soul, nu-jazz, b-sides and rare groove.

Song Artist Album
Alone in Da' Sun Beat Spacek 12" Single
Local Knowledge Cold Radish Coma 30/70
Real Blues (Atjazz Stay Tuned Remix) St. Germain 12"single
06 Kendrick Lamar Untitled Unmastered
I think Forever melodiesinfonie Wohlklange
New York 93 Yaeji New York 93
Shine (Applejac's Unhooked Gen. Rmx) The Dangerfeel Newbies 12" Single
Lullaby Evil Needle Reminisce
Nodyahead Mr. Fingers Noduahead
In Your River Snoh Aalegra 12" Single
Alphabet St. Prince Lovesexy
New Position Prince Parade
If We Dont 94 East Featuring Prince Symbolic Beginning
Private Joy Prince Controversy
Money Don't Matter Tonight Prince Diamonds and Pearls
Song Artist Album
The Bone Song Sa-Ra Creative Partners Nuclear Evolution: The Age Of Love
Change Jaidene Veda Shawdowboxing Heroes (Mixes & Monologues)
Waves JMSN JMSN
Most of All JMSN Cruel Intentions
Afreeka Capital Peoples Amazonica (1999-2004)
Heart of Wax Vanessa Daou The Logic Of Pleasure
Need U JMSN Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions JMSN Cruel Intentions
In Love Again Red Rack 'Em All I Ever Wanted E.P.
Tahitian Vanilla Teresa Jenee 12" Single
Delay JMSN JMSN (Blue Album)
Hypnotized JMSN Cruel Intentions
Song Artist Album
So What If It Is The Foreign Exchange +FE Music: The Reworks
Far Gone Musiq Soulchild Life On Earth
Myrtle Ave Floating Points Shadows EP
Backyard Party R Kelly 12" Single
Groovin in Heaven Evil Needle Sunrise Blend 2
Just the way I like it Louie Vega feat: Cassio Ware Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII
Rise Seek Journey Into Day
Do it for Love Pt. 2 Edition DeepSoul feat. Tantra Zawadi Vibe Boutique Records
Special Friends Dam Funk O.B.E.
Bumpah Ideeyah 12" Single
And it Rains Andy Compton feat Diviniti Compton's Soul
Notes on a History Nia Andrews Brownswood Bubblers Ten (Compiled By Gilles Peterson)
Cosmic Echoes Mark De Clive Lowe Six Degrees
Crown Royal Jill Scott The Real Thing: Words And Sounds Vol. 3
Think Twice J Dilla feat: Dwele Welcome 2 Detroit

The Progressive Underground Show 167: Prince

April 24, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

The Progressive Underground celebrates the music of Prince and his musical family tree.

Song Artist Album
Lady Cab Driver Prince 1999
I'll Always Love You 94 East 94 East
Heaven Must Be Near Ingrid Chavez May, 19, 1992
Tricky The Time 12" single
Kelly's Eyes Andre Cymone Livin' In The New Wave
Glamorous Life Sheila E. In The Glamorous Life
Love Is Contagious Taja Sevelle Taja Sevelle
Dreamin' About You Ƭ̵̬̊ (Symbol/The Artist) Emancipation
IFeel For You Chaka Khan I Feel For You
The Walk The Time What Time Is It?
Screams of Passion The Family The Family
Sugar Walls Sheena Easton A Private Heaven
Song Artist Album
I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince Prince
If You See Me 94 East 94 East
Can You Help Me Jesse Johnson's Revue Jesse Johnson's Revue
Love Song Madonna Like A Prayer
Nasty Girls Vanity 6 Vanity 6
Private Joy Prince Controversy
I Guess It's Over Mazarati Mazarati
Get Off (House Style remix) New Power Generation 12" single
15 Madhouse 16
Nothing Compares to You Sinead O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Livin' In The New Wave Andre Cymone Livin' In The New Wave
Something You Already Know Bria Valente Elixir
Song Artist Album
Cool The Time The Time
Sex Shooter Apollonia 6 Apollonia 6
Martika's Kitchen Martika Martika's Kitchen
New Position Prince And The Revolution Parade
If We Don't 94 East 94 East
Real to Me Dez Dickerson One Man
Digger The New Power Generation Artifact
Be Your Man Jesse Johnson's Revue Jesse Johnson's Revue
Gigolos Get Lonely Too The Time What Time Is It?
Manic Monday Bangles Different Light
Dopamine Rush Eric Leeds Times Squared
A Love Bizarre Sheila E. In Romance 1600
Welcome to the Dawn Ƭ̵̬̊ (Symbol/The Artist) The Truth

The Progressive Underground Show 166 feat. ST. GERMAIN

April 17, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

Host Chris Campbell interviews Paris-based artist St. Germain and features his music catalog.

Song Artist Album
Sittin' here St. Germain St. Germain
All Night SG Lewis Feat. Dornik
Ghetto Walkin Miles Davis, Robert Glasper, Bilal 12"single
Loop the Loop Bullion Never is the change
Bamboo Harvey Sutherland Brothers
The Invincible Werkha feat. Alex Rita Colours Of A Red Brick Raft
Thinking of You Terrace Martin feat: Kamasi Washington & Rose Gold Velvet Portraits
Where Pathways Meet Pascal Viscardi 12 " single
Mood for Love LeXus The Vybes
Special Friends Dam-Funk 12" Single
Am I wrong Anderson .Paak Malibu
Love Within James Tilman Shangri-La
Heaven Paul Cut 12" Single
Precious Possession Anna Wise 12" Single
Din Daa Daa George Kranz My Rhythm
Song Artist Album
My Forbidden Lover Chic 12" Single
Waterdamp Hush 12" single
Shining Pain Soel Chaos
Deep in it St. Germain Boulevard 1/3
Veiled Bambooman Wade
Ducs Caras Deltino Guerreiro Eparaka
So Flute St. Germain 12" single
Mary L. St. Germain St. Germain
Wise Man's Decision (Fred P Remix) Pascal Viscardi Endless
Scary Lover Monster Leila Adu Scary love monster
Sure Thing St. Germain Tourist
Real Blues St. Germain St. Germain
Song Artist Album
Changes Shape of Broad Minds Craft of the Lost Art
It's All over my Face Blood Orange Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell
Do it for Love Monodeluxe feat. Tantra Zawadi 12"single
Pinball Brandon Williams feat. Dames Brown and Nicolas Payton XII
Addicted Caleb Guiterrez 12" Single
Warm Priority Project Pablo Priorities
Let the music play Collective Peace Introducing Collective Peace
Nodyahead Mr. Fingers 12" single
City of Nowhere Brittany Bosco Spectrum 2.0
Late in the Night Gangas feat. Vanessa Dauo Reptile Routine
Peroration V Floating Points Brownswood Bubblers Four (Gilles Peterson Presents)
Leaving to Love Me Charles Webster feat. Diviniti ADMT EP
Just a little help Einstein feat. LaVeda Davis 12" Single
Rotation Leaf Erikson Shotguns and Wedding Bells
Human Beings (Atjazz remix) Osunlade Human Beings Remixes