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.

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Recent Posts

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

The Progressive Underground Show 180 feat. BLACK BOTTOM COLLECTIVE

July 31, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

This episodes features the reunion and interview with Detroit R & B/hip hop super group BLACK BOTTOM COLLECTIVE

Song Artist Album
Into Your Story (Kai Alce Distinctive Re-mix) Sandman & Riverside feat. Jeremy Ellis 12" single
Nothing But Scenery Nite Jewel Liquid Cool
In Your Eyes BadBadNotGood feat. Charlotte Day Wilson IV
Note to Self Malia Vibes 12" single
Footwork Theo Parrish American Intelligence
Don't Play Games Nite Funk Nite Funk
Her Story The Flying Lizards The Flying Lizards
6 Underground Sneaker Pimps Becoming X
Alone in Da' Sun Beat Spacek Modern Streets
Feelin' It The Delta Rhythm Section Old School Classics
You Are In My System AM & Shawn Lee 12" single
Dope VH Master Desmond Cheese 12" single
Nowhere I Can Go (Atjazz Astro Mix) Clara Hill All I Can Provide
So Complicated Jneiro Jarel Timeless Volume 1
Stars In Your Eyes (Andy Roberts Late Night Dub) Alton Miller 12" single
Song Artist Album
Love (Ben Westbeech Re-mix) Jose James 12" single
Touch My Soul LeXus 12" single
I Think Forever MedlodiesInfonie Wolfkhange EP
The Tired Song Black Bottom Collective Stay Low, Keep Movin'
Featherlight Paola Jean Right On Time
Tea Leaf Dancers Flying Lotus feat. Andreya Triana Reset EP
Detroit Village Book Cadillac Book Cadillac Music
Real Soul Singers Black Bottom Collective Stay Low, Keep Movin'
All I Need Austin Brown 12" single
Aquarian Angel Blue Six Aquarian Angel
L.O.V.E. Black Bottom Collective People Mover
Invocation (Theo Parrish Re-mix) Black Bottom Collective People Mover
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 Walden 12" single
Pop Life Prince And The Revolution Around The World In A Day
Retiens Mon Desir (Clark Can't Edit) Clea Vincent Non Mais Oui 2 En 1
Technology Plaza Melodic Recordings feat. Sandie Lanae Lo Fi Holiday
The Way That I Feel Vikter Duplaix Bold and Beautiful
Breathe (In, Out) Monica Blaire Portraits of Me
Where Do We Go Sweet Coffee Face To Face
Saravah Les Nubians One Step Forward
Danger Ahead Vanessa Daou Light Sweet Crude (Act One: Hybrid)
Rockin' U Eternally Jazzanova feat. Leon Ware & Dwele 12" single
Do It For Love (Monodeluxe Soul Passion remix) Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Gift of Time Jean Luc-Ponty The Gift of Time

The Progressive Underground Show 179 feat. MONICA BLAIRE & LEAF ERIKSON

July 25, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

Song Artist Album
Kojak Laurence Guy Kojak EP
In Your Eyes BadBadNotGood feat. Charlotte Day Wilson IV
Island Girl Full Crate feat. Bluey Robinson 12" single
Walk Right Back Jamie Lidell 12" single
Well Listen Here Man on the Down 12" single
Even After All Finley Quaye Maverick A Strike
Wise Man's Decision (Fred P Re-shape) Pascal Viscardi Wise Man's Decision EP
The Conservation of Energy Vanishing Twin 12" single
Don't Play Games Nite Funk Nite Funk
Peace of Mind Gene Harris Tone Tantrum
Tropicalia (Jay's Bahia Remix) Blue Six Aquarian Angel
Alaska Maggie Rogers 12" single
Retiens Mon Desir (Clark Can't Edit) Clea Vincent Non Mais Oui 2 En 1
Lullaby Evil Needle Reminisce
Eistee Huerta 12" single
Song Artist Album
I Want it to Be Omar Sing (If You Want It)
Rubbermiro Liquid Liquid Liquid Liquid
Artificial Leaf Erikson & Contreau 12" single
Stimulate Minds ASTRO & Leaf Erikson 12" single
Come With Me Nore En Pure 12" single
Foot Shifting Sands Mndsgn 12" single
The Gathering D. Strong feat. Leaf Erikson & John Robinson 12" single
Rotation Leaf Erikson 12" single
Blowing Smoke Carolyn Malachi 12" single
Out of the Light Pomrad 12" single
One & Only Monica Blaire Portraits of Me
Ever After Monica Blaire Portraits of Me
Song Artist Album
TKG 1977 Perspectives EP
Lovechild Vanessa Daou Make You Love
Breathe (In, Out) Monica Blaire Portraits of Me
Music Monica Blaire Portraits of Me
Shine (Applejac New Generation re-mix) The Dangerfeel Newbies 12" single
Love Hangover Diana Ross Diana Ross
Upside Down Diana Ross Diana
Above the Clouds Mus Three feat. 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 Fall for You EP
Tropicola Nino Nardini Mindbender
Desolee Les Nubians Princess Nubiennes
The Difference Logic 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 178: Charivari Detroit 2016 edition

July 17, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

On this episode we interview the organizers of Charivari Detroit 2016 Electronic Music Festival……..

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 You Go? Jorja Smith 12" single
Messages From Dub (Mike Huckaby Remix) Dubbyman Dubtroit EP
My Life Delano Smith Direct Drive EP
Morning Glory Jamiroquai The Return Of The Space Cowboy
Make Me Feel (Catchment Remix) Golf Clap 12" single
Rise Aandra 12" single
Urban Tropics Juan Atkins The Future Sound EP
Prince Michael Seven Davis Jr. Prince Michael EP
Not So Far Away Nate Smith 12" single
Reach Your Soul Eddie Fowlkes Tiazoe Project
Don't Play Games Nite Funk Nite Funk
Only Grace (Kai Alcé Late Night Interpretation) Jay-Ka feat. Paula King 12" single
Song Artist Album
Detroit State of Mind Anthony "Shake" Shakir Frictionalism 1994-2009 Remixes (Part 1 Of 2)
Olive Denitia & Sene 12" single
Magic Water Rick "The Godson" Wilhite In The Dark (The Soul Of Detroit)
Moving On Rick Wade Duke Of Cologne EP
Outstanding Terrence Parker 12" single
Indigo LeXus 12" single
Stars In Your Eyes (Andre Lodemann Dub) Alton Miller Light Years Away
When The Morning Comes Alton Miller feat. Amp Fiddler 12" single
Magic Door Marissa Guzman Joy Road
She's So Untouchable Garden City Movement 12" single
Radiance Mike Huckaby Harmonie Park Classics Vol. 1
Lyk U Use 2 Moodymann Moodymann
Song Artist Album
Welcome Ron Trent Dance Classic
Call Me Kali Uchis Por Vida
TKG 1977 12" single
Let the Music Play Collective Peace Introducing Collective Peace
Dance of Nubia 3 Chairs Three Chairs 3
Fairplay Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One
On the Beach (Atjazz Lovesoul Remix) Leon Ware 12" single
Money Don't Matter Tonight Prince & The New Power Generation Diamonds And Pearls
A Beautiful Mind Moods 12" single
Shine Dangerfeel Newbies 12" single
Alleys of Your Mind Cybotron feat. Juan Atkins Enter
Me Erykah Badu New Amerykah: Part One (4th World War)
Footwork Theo Parrish American Intelligence
Take A Message Remy Shand The Way I Feel
Into Your Story (Kai Alce remix) Sandman & Riverside 12" single