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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 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

The Progressive Underground Show 165 feat. ANTIBALAS & TAYLOR MCFERRIN

April 10, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

On this episode of TPU, we interview ANTIBALAS and TAYLOR MCFERRIN and bump tracks from the 4th dimension of sound.

Song Artist Album
Modyahead Mr. Fingers Outer Acid
Most of All JMSN 12" single
Assata Mome 12" single
Luvlite (Jon Kennedy Remix) Hidden Jazz Quartet feat. Bajka 12" single
10 West Terence Martin 12" single
Voices Disclosure feat. Sasha Keable Settle
How Far Ego Ella May 12" single
Shine (Applejac's Unhooked Generation Remix) Dangerfeel Newbies 12" single
No One Else Is Here Trian Kayhatu Chil Pollins EP
Aquarian Voyage Byron the Aquarius 12" single
3 AM Swarvy 12" single
L.O.V.E. San Proper feat. Hollywood and Steve Van L.
Digits (EVM 128 Remix) Maylight 12" single
Girl Lone Lemurian
Mood For Love LeXus 12" single
Song Artist Album
Computer Games Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra
Scary Love Monster Leila Adu 12" single
Battle of the Species Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra Liberation Afro Beat Vol. 1
Sister Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra Who Is This America?
Greetings & Salutations Paradiso Rhythm 12" single
A Legend In His Own Mind Gil Scott Heron Real Eyes
Che Che Cole Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra 12" single
Sare Kon Kon Antibalas Antibalas
Liar Jaidene Veda 12" single
Dartgun Samiyam 12" single
Big Man Antibalas Who Is This America?
Go Je Je Antibalas Government Magic
Song Artist Album
Post Partum Taylor McFerrin Early Riser
Dionne Osunlade 12" single
Let the Music Play Collective Peace Introducing Collective Peace
Only Grace (Kai Alcé Late Night Interpretation) Jay Ka feat. Paula King 12" single
Two to Tango Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn
Addicted Caleb Guiterrez 12" single
Healing Magic Zulu Mafia feat. Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd 12" single
Mango Rubicon Kona Triangle Sing A New Sapling Into Existence
Ready Charles Webster Born On The 24th Of July
Dear Dilla Phife Dawg 12" single
Rotation Leaf Erikson Hidden Gems
Pinball Song Brandon Williams feat. Dames Brown & Nicolas Payton XII
Untitled 06 Kendrick Lamar Untitled Unmastered
Lom Nava Love Navasha Daya 12" single
Speechless LaVeda Davis 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 164 featuring JOHN OATES (of HALL & OATES)

April 3, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

On this episode of TPU, host Chris Campbell interviews soul rock pioneer John Oates (of Hall & Oates)

Song Artist Album
Am I Wrong Anderson Paak Malibu
Greetings & Salutations Paradiso Rhythm 12" single
Underwater Boy Virna Lindt Shiver
Special Friends Dam Funk 12" single
Cubic Moth Axel Boman Black Magic Boman EP
Assata Mome 12" single
The Story King 12" single
How Bad I Want Ya Soul Element feat. Peven Everett 12" single
Untitled 06 Kendrick Lamar Untitled Unmastered
Just the Way I Like It Louie Vega feat. Cassio Ware Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII
Lom Nava Love Navasha Daya 12" single
Hold 'er Trancemicsoul feat. Jaidene Veda 12" single
My Drum Loop is Stuck in Molasses Shlohmo 12" single
Like It Or Not Bob Moses Days Gone By
Addicted Caleb Guiterrez & Nadir Omawole 12" single
Song Artist Album
A Tribute to Troy J Rawls The Liquid Crystal Project
Hear Me Amatorski 12" single
Nothing at All Daryl Hall & John Oates Daryl Hall & John Oates
Sara Smile Daryl Hall & John Oates Daryl Hall & John Oates
Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams Remix) A Tribe Called Quest 12" single
Dream on Dreamer The Brand New Heavies Brother Sister
Number One Daryl Hall & John Oates X-Static
Method of Modern Love Daryl Hall & John Oates Big Bam Boom
Soul Bounce Collective Peace Introducing Collective Peace
One On One Daryl Hall & John Oates H2O
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) Daryl Hall & John Oates Private Eyes
She's Gone Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette
Rudiments of You Cambeaux 12" single
Song Artist Album
Mess Around Vanessa Daou Make You Love
Blow My Mind LeXus 12" single
In Love Again Andy Compton feat. DIVINITI 12" single
Leave Love Be Brandon Williams feat. Alex Isley XII
The Antidote Taylor McFerrin Early Riser
Loving You Dolls Comber feat. Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Vibes & Stuff A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Speechless Cafrodeep feat. LaVeda Davis 12" single
Fading Hours Natalie Gardiner California
Mary L St. Germain St. Germain
Traveler Ron Trent 12" single
Rotation Hidden Gems 12" single
No Where I Can Go Clara Hill All I Can Provide
Elephants in Love Jean Luc-Ponty Fables
Love Wax Poetic feat. Marla Turner Nu-Blu Sessions

The Progressive Underground Show 163 (Tribute to Malik Taylor aka Phife Dawg)

March 27, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

We honor the legacy of the late Malik Taylor aka “Phife Dawg” and bump tunes from A Tribe Called Quest’s discography….

Song Artist Album
Butter A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Loneliness Has Eyes The Milk Favorite Worry
In Love Again Red Rack 'Em All I Ever Wanted E.P.
Loneliness Has Eyes The Milk Favorite Worry
In Love Again Red Rack 'Em All I Ever Wanted E.P.
Bus Ride Kaytranada feat. Karriem Riggins & River Tiber 12" Single
Invocation Black Bottom Collective People Mover
Mr.Muhammad A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm
Softly Jaidene Veda Wanderlust
How Far Ego Ella May Zero-EP
The Difference Logic 12" single
Oh My God (Remix) A Tribe Called Quest Love Movement [Bonus CD]
Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams Remix) A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm
Rapid Rate Steve Spacek Space Shift
Overyohead Theo Parrish 12" single
See With Me Full Crate & Jesse Boykins III 12" single
Busta's Lament A Tribe Called Quest Love Movement
Song Artist Album
Check the Rhyme A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Can I kick it A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Jazz We Got A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Beats, Rhymes & Phife A Tribe Called Quest 12" single
Wordplay A Tribe Called Quest Beats Rhymes and Life
The Hop A Tribe Called Quest Beats Rhymes and Life
Buggin Out A tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Flawless Phife Dawg 12" single
Electric Relaxation A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders
Find A Way A Tribe Called Quest The Love Movement
Award Tour A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders
Dear Dilla Phife Dawg 12" Single
Song Artist Album
Fugue States Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn
Rotation Leaf Erikson 12" Single
I'm Falling Charles Webster Defected Presents Charles Webster
Untitled 06 Kendrick Lamar Untitled Unmastered
Body The Foreign Exchange Tales from the Land of Milk and Honey
So Fine Brandon Williams XII
Beyond Deep Patrice Scott 12" Single
Notes on a History Nia Andrews Brownswood Bubblers Ten
Phaedra's Flight Positive Flow Flow Lines
Groovin in Heaven Evil Needle Equilibrium
Jazzy Nights Tantra Zawadi 12" Single
Louder Lexus 12" Single
Just a little help LaVeda Davis 12" Single
Bossa Per Due Nicola Conte Jet Sounds
Mary L St. Germain St. Germain