Chris Campbell


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.   Follow @cambeaux

Recent Posts

The Progressive Underground Show 186 feat. CHANTE MOORE & TONY! TONI! TONE!

Sept. 11, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

On this episode we interview internationally-renowned soul acts CHANTE MOORE & TONY! TONI! TONE!

Song Artist Album
Significant Other Chaos in the CBD 12" single
One More Reason Marie Dahlstrom 12" single
Humid Softglas 12" single
Toko Jordan Rakei 12" single
Here I Come (Moods Remix) Izo FitzRoy 12" single
Life's Dancers (Floating Points Remix) The Invisible 12" single
Follow Tom Misch feat. Laura Misch Reverie
Crying for Love Manoo and Francois A Feat. Dyanna Fearon ‎ 12" single
Big Bounce Theory Jneiro Jarel Three Piece Puzzle
Ms. Urbane James Tillman 12" single
Workin Out Princess Freesia 12" single
Softly (Veda Nu Jazz Vocal Mix) Jaidene Veda Wanderlust
Girl The Internet Ego Death
Do It Do It Disco Myron and E 12" single
Please You Atjazz feat. Clyde 12" single
Song Artist Album
How Far Ego Ella May 12" single
Searchin' Chante Moore A Love Supreme
Love's Taken Over Chante Moore Precious
Blooming Flower Chante Moore This Moment Is Mine
Candlelight in You Chante Moore Precious
Wey U Chante Moore Waiting To Exhale (Original Soundtrack Album)
My Special Perfect One Chante Moore A Love Supreme
Cry Me A River Chante Moore Moore is More
Diary Alicia Keys feat. Tony! Toni! Tone! The Diary Of Alicia Keys
Just Me & You Tony! Toni! Tone! 12" single
Let's Get Down Tony! Toni! Tone! House of Music
Slow Wine Tony! Toni! Tone! Sons of Soul
Song Artist Album
What's Really Going On (Strange Fruit) Dwayne Wiggins Eyes Never Lie
It Never Rains (In Southern California) Tony! Toni! Tone! The Revival
Couldn't Keep It To Myself Tony! Toni! Tone! Sons of Soul
Anniversary Tony! Toni! Tone! Sons of Soul
I Got It Amp Fiddler & Dames Brown 12" single
Native Bush Trinidadian Deep Native Bush EP
Use the Force Jamiroquai Travelling Without Moving
Georgia Ave. Butcher Brown 12" single
That's the Way It Goes Swing Out Sister The Living Return
Time Flies Cro magnon feat. Steve Spacek II
War of the Heart Sade Promise
One Nation Under a Groove Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove
Pulse of the City Om'Mas Keith City Pulse
Inflight Wave Beat Spacek Modern Streets

The Progressive Underground Show 185

Sept. 4, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

We unveil exclusive new and material and bump the best in deep house, future soul, nu-jazz, b-sides and rare grooves.

Song Artist Album
Key Notes (Deep Trance Mix) Sound Source Another Theme Experience (EP)
Oya Mira Pacha Massive All Good Things
Eistee Huerta 12" single
Where Did I Go Jorja Smith 12" single
Teacups Sorceress Dose
Good to be Back Home Charles Bradley Changes
By Fire (Vikter Duplaix Mix) Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
Two Times Monophobe feat. Young Corvus 12" single
Want You Tonight (Justin Harris Mix) Mateo & Mateos 12" single
Bus Ride Kaytranada 99.9%
Paper Kites The Greg Foat Group Cityscapes / Landscapes
Rayon Letherette Refresh
Navette Baron Retif & Concepcion Perez 12" single
Sugar Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way
Song Artist Album
New Seoul Garden Ian Finkelstein 12" single
Misterios Om' Mas Keith 12" single
Ballade (Djrum remix) Jono McCleery 12" single
Call Me Kali Uchis Por Vida
Red Keys Nikitch 12" single
Dear Ann Sexton Vanessa Daou Zipless
Need Me Some U Paul Hill Brownswood Bubblers Ten (Compiled By Gilles Peterson)
Time Moves Slow BadBadNotGood IV
Deep Talkin' Trinidadian Deep Future Vision Records
Lullaby Evil Needle Reminisce
Opara Sabrina Malheiros Dreaming
Soulful Beat Mocky Key Change
Do It For Love (Monodeluxe Soulpassion Remix) Monodeluxe feat. Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Let the Music Play Collective Peace Introducing Collective Peace
Shine (Applejac Next Generation Re Mix) The Dangerfeel Newbies 12" single
Song Artist Album
Live Love Life Dolls Combers feat. Tantra Zawadi 12" single
My Drum Loop is Stuck in Molasses Shlohmo Shlo-Fi E.P.
Feeling Friendly Jamila Love Is Sexy
Sanza/Pristesse Francis Bebay 12" single
Overcome Stan Forebee 12" single
Only Grace (Kai Alce Late Night Inst.) Jay-Ka feat. Paula King 12" single
Little Ghetto Boy Donny Hathaway Come Back Charleston Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Retiens Mon Desir (Clark Cant Edit) Clea Vincent Non Mais Oui 2 En 1
Radiance Mike Huckaby Harmonie Park Classics Vol. 1
Tropical Eel Jimi Tenor 12" single
Do Dekor Jan Jelinek Loop-finding-jazz-records
Undress Me Now Morcheeba Charango
Where You Gone I.N.T. Digging The Blogosphere Vol.2
Change the Past (Fred P Reshape) French Fries 12" single
Six Eight Ash Walker Augmented 7th

The Progressive Underground Show 184: The Rosetta Hines Tribute

Aug. 28, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

We celebrate the legacy of “the Rose in Full Bloom,” legendary radio personality ROSETTA HINES………

Song Artist Album
Superstrut Deodato Deodato 2
Music Is My Sanctuary Gary Bartz Music Is My Sanctuary
What About This Love (Dub Version) Mr. Fingers Introduction
Papillon (AKA Hot Butterfly) Chaka Khan Naughty
Love Never Fails Charnett Moffatt Beauty Within
River People Weather Report Mr. Gone
Way Back When Brenda Russell Brenda Russell
Breezin' Basil Hardhouse City Streets EP
Why I Came to California Leon Ware Leon Ware
Bumpin' on Sunset Wes Montgomery Tequila
Whatchugot Groove Collective Groove Collective
On the Cool Side Ben Sidran On the Cool Side
Gardens of Babylon Jean Luc-Ponty Imaginary Voyage
Loves Makes A Woman Phoebe Snow Never Letting Go
Places & Spaces Donald Byrd Places & Spaces
Song Artist Album
Mystery Miles Davis Doo-Bop
Waters of March Sergio Mendes & Brasil '88 Brasil '88
Sorceress Return to Forever Romantic Warrior
You Move Me Cassandra Wilson Love Jones (The Music)
So Glad Fingers Inc. 12" single
Streetwalker Jan Akkerman Jan Akkerman
Here We Go Minnie Ripperton Love Lives Forever
Curtains The Jeff Lorber Fusion Soft Space
Wey U Chante Moore Waiting To Exhale - Original Soundtrack Album
Apt. 3B N.Y. Housin' Authority 12" single
Always There Ronnie Laws Pressure Sensitive
Dreamlover Liz Hogue Vicious & Fresh
Red Baron Billy Cobham Spectrum
Brazilica Ramsey Lewis Salongo
Nobody Knows Aya Strange Flower
Song Artist Album
Chief Inspector Wally Badarou Echoes
La Costa Natalie Cole Thankful
Jazz House Sound Source (Wayne Gardiner) 12" single
When the Cookie Jar is Empty Michael Franks Burchfield Nines
Liquid Love Freddie Hubbard Liquid Love
Carnival of the Night The Crusaders Street Life
Come With Me Tania Maria Come With Me
Sweet Water Craig T. Cooper Got That Thang
Partido Alto Azymuth Light as a Feather
Little B's Poem Bobby Hutcherson Components
Humpty Dumpty Marc Moulin Placebo Years 1971-1974
Soledad The Chakachas Chakachas
We Live Here Pat Metheny Group We Live Here
Naima John Coltrane Giant Steps

The Progressive Underground Show 183 feat. JEFF CANADY

Aug. 21, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

We profile renowned recording artist JEFF CANADY and his discography while exploring the outer reaches of electronica…

Song Artist Album
Schiller Promenade IAMOBODI 12" single
Mellow Boris Blenn Berlin Future Lounge
Just a Touch (Jazz Element Mix) Essence (aka Wayne Gardiner) 12" single
Say How I Feel Rhian Benson Gold Coast
Grimm Rick Wade The Grimm World Of Tones
Notes on a History Nia Andrews Introducing Nia Andrews: Colours + Collaborations
Entro Senestre Rosegold 12" single
Talking About Love Nicholas Shoes Off EP
Deep Burnt Pepe Bradock Burning EP
Kayne, Rapping On Sunset The Cosmic Children 12" single
You Brought the Sunshine Elements Of Life feat. Lisa Fischer & Cindy Mizelle ‎ 12" single
House I Lived In Azymuth Telecommunications
Six O' Clock Blues Solange Sol-Angel And The Hadley St. Dreams
Blackwater (Full Strings Vocal Mix) Octave One 12" single
Silhouettes I, II, III Floating Points Elaenia
Song Artist Album
Harmony Atjazz feat. Dawn B Labfunk
Come Smoke My Herb Me'Shell Ndegeocello Comfort Woman
Daylight Twilight Network 12" single
Can't Wait Jeff Canady Jeff Canady Project
Couldn't Keep It to Myself Tony! Toni! Toné! Sons of Soul
The Freak Ugly Drums feat. Kalakuta Soul Band 12" single
Oopsy Daisy Cherokee I Love You...Me
Not Over You Jeff Canady Heart & Soul
Where Do We Go Sweet Coffee feat. Jackie Jones Face to Face
Mr. Mahogany Larae Starr 12" single
Fresh Girl Jeff Canady Heart & Soul
Baby Your Love Jeff Canady Heart & Soul
Song Artist Album
Out of the Blue Gene King feat. Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd 12" single
Herbal Scent Tom Browne Browne Sugar
You're Not the Only One Aya Strange Flower
Reality Adriana Evans Adriana Evans
In Loving Memory Moodymann Silentintroduction
This Feeling Miguel Migs feat. Andy Allo Dim Division
In Your Eyes BadBadNotGood feat. Charlotte Day Wilson IV
Celebration of Oggun (Trinidadiandeep Remix) Sunlightsquare 12" single
When the Morning Comes Alton Miller feat. Amp Fiddler 12" single
Rise Aandra 12" single
Don't Play Games Nite Funk Nite Funk
Talk About It Seek Journey Into Day
Messages from Dub (Mike Huckaby Remix) Dubbyman Dubtroit EP
Two to Tango Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn
Lullaby Evil Needle Reminisce

The Progressive Underground Show 182 feat. MALIK ALSTON

Aug. 14, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

We interview producer/singer/multi-instrumentalist MALIK ALSTON and sample tracks from his discography.

Song Artist Album
Shakara Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 Shakara
In Your Eyes BadBadNotGood feat. Charlotte Day Wilson IV
Shrewd Frits Wentink Family Dinner EP
Sharpness Jamie Woon Making Time
Celebration of Oggun (Trinidadian Deep Remix) Sunslightsquare 12" single
Island Girl Full Crate feat. Bluey Robinson 12" single
Take A Chance (Kai Alce Original Mix) Kai Alcé Featuring Rico & Kafele Bandele 12" single
Nineyards Javeon Show Me Something EP
Let Them Talk Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats Let's Have A Party
Change Monodeluxe feat. Jaidene Veda 12" single
2000 AD Erykah Badu Mama's Gun
Conch (Original Mix) Spiritchaser 12" single
The Conservation of Energy Vanishing Twin 12" single
Most Beautiful Girl Online Jrod Indigo 12" single
Feelin' It The Delta Rhythm Section Old School Classics
Song Artist Album
Crying For Love (Ezel Quisqueya Soul Bonus Beats) Manoo & Francois A Feat. Dyanna Fearon 12" single
Free to Be Me Gina Breedlove Steel: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture
Dangerous Unforscene Fingers And Thumbs
Let Me In (Remixed) Malik Alston feat. Soul Science & Gerald Mitchell 12" single
Electric Love Vikter Duplaix International Affairs V1.0
Toothbrush DNCE Swaay
Want You Tonight (Justin Harris Mix) Mateos & Matos 12" single
Tell Me Malik Alston feat. Maurissa Rose 12" single
Without You Dwele Subject
Let It Go Vick Lavender feat. Diviniti/Pirahnahead 12" single
Lovely Malik Alston & Pierre Anthony 12" single
Promise Me Love Malik Alston feat. Laronn Dolley 12" single
Song Artist Album
Don't Play Games Nite Funk Nite Funk
Doing Dirty Yolanda Johnson Violet Flowers
Where Do We Go Sweet Coffee Face to Face
Phaedra's Flight Positive Flow Flowlines
Can't Wait Jill Scott Woman
Take Me Higher Fertile Ground feat. Navasha Daya Remixed
Breathe In, Breathe Out Monica Blaire Portraits of Me
Another New Day Jazzanova In Between
Rise Seek Journey Into Day
Forever Night Rick Wade Quantum Expression
Hurricanes (DJ Hen Boogie Mix) Vanessa Daou Joe Sent Me
Skipping Stones King Britt feat. Alison Moyet Re-Members Only
African Mermaid Djeff feat. Tantra Zawadi 12" single
So Long Nicola Kramer The Other Side
TKG 1977 Perspectives EP

The Progressive Underground Show 181

Aug. 7, 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
Cosmic Rituals Patrice Scott In The Dark: Detroit Is Back
Time Moves Slow BadBadNotGood IV
Out Like a Light Pomrad Knights
Where Did I Go Jorja Smith 12" single
Messages From Dub (Mike Huckaby Remix) Dubbyman Dubtroit EP
Alleys of Your Mind Cybotron 12" single
Footwork Theo Parrish American Intelligence
Take A Message Remy Shand The Way I Feel
Into Your Story (Kai Alce Remix) Sandman & Riverside 12" single
Tropicalia (Jay's Bahia re-mix) Blue Six Aquarian Angel
Alaska Maggie Rogers 12" single
Retiens Mon Desir (Clark Cant Edit) Clea Vincent Non Mais Oui 2 En 1
Lullaby Evil Needle Reminisce
Huerta Eistee 12" single
Song Artist Album
You Are In My System AM & Shawn Lee 12" single
Dope VH Master Desmond Cheese 12" single
Nowhere I Can Go Clara Hills All I Can Provide
So Complicated Jneiro Jarel Timeless Vol. 1
Stars in Your Eyes (Andy Roberts Late Night Dub) Alton Miller 12" single
Shine (Apple Jac New Generation Remix) The Dangerfeel Newbies 12" single
Love Hangover Diana Ross Diana Ross
Upside Down Diana Ross Diana
Above the Clouds Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd 12" single
Go Home Jrod Indigo 12" single
L.O.V.E. Black Bottom Collective People Mover
Fall For You (Sandy Rivera's Classic Mix) Kings of Tomorrow 12" single
Tropicola Stringtronics feat. Nino Nardini Mindbender
Desolee Les Nubians Princesses Nubiennes
The Difference (A Different Mix) Logic aka Wayne Gardiner 12" single
Song Artist Album
Circular Motion Nuspirit Helsinki Nuspirit Helsinki
U R Alison Crockett On Becoming A Woman
God's Promise Black Jazz Consortium RE: Actions of Light
Steal My Joy Zo! feat. Tamisha Waden 12" single
Pop Life Prince & the Revolution Around the World in a Day
Prince Michael Seven Davis Jr. 12" single
Not So Far Away Nate Smith 12" single
Reach Your Soul Eddie Fowlkes 12" single
Don't Play Games Nite Funk Nite Funk
Only Grace (Kai Alce re-interpretation) Jay-Ka feat. Paula King 12" single
Change Monodeluxe feat. Jaidene Veda 12" single
Through the Dark Joanna Borromeo 12" single
Oooh Baby Applebottom 12" single
Neon Soul Count Bass D L7 (Mid-Life Crisis)
That Easy Clara Hill Restless Times