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 190 feat. PAUL HILL

Oct. 30, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

On tonight’s episode we interview international soul artist Paul Hill…………..

Song Artist Album
Climb Corey King 12" single
In Your Eyes BadBadNotGood IV
Deep Love Black Jazz Consortium Structure
Cranes in the Sky Solange A Seat at the Table
Argha Noah Nightmares on Wax Carboot Soul
Gotta Get Out The Pendletons feat. Jimetta Rose and I,Ced 12" single
On the Rise Eric Krasno Blood From A Stone
Radiance Mike Huckaby Harmonie Park Classics Volume 1
Promises Jay Prince feat. Joyce Wrice 12" single
Long Walk In Your Sun Theo Parrish 12" single
In the Mist of Sunrise Fred P. 5
Baya I,Ced 12" single
Moving On Rick Wade Duke of Cologne
Rise Seek Journey into Day
Cahuita Jneiro Jarel 12" single
Song Artist Album
One Nation Under a Groove Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove
Take Me Higher (Waiwan Remix) Fertile Ground feat. Navasha Daya Remixed
4 Life Paul Hill I Gotta E’Pee
U'r Thoughts Paul Hill feat. George Clinton I Gotta E'Pee
Lyk U Use 2 Moodymann Moodymann
Tarot Cassandra Wilson Thunderbird
Sexy Voice Paul Hill I Gotta E'Pee
She's Gone (Beauty) Paul Hill Artistic Freedom
Southern Freez Sonzeira Brasil Bam Bam Bam
Groovin' In Heaven Evil Needle Equilibrium
Need Me Some U Paul Hill Brownswood Bubblers 10
After Effects Paul Hill I Gotta E'Pee
Song Artist Album
Here I Come Izo Fitzroy 12" single
Spring Song Jessy Hay 12" single
Mister Seahorse Kaidi Tatham The Extrovert City
Come Running to Me Daniel Crawford 12" single
Amai Ndiwulule Ibibio Sound Machine 12" single
Significant Other Chaos in the CBD 12" single
Fantastic Vampire Sa-Ra Creative Partners feat. Erykah Badu & Herbie Hancock 12" single
You Are Jimpster Messages from the Hub
Just the Way I Like It Louie Vega feat. Cassio Ware Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII
Takuya Hugo LX Ascent EP
I Got It Amp Fiddler & Dames Brown Motor City Booty
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

The Progressive Underground Show 189 feat. Amp Fiddler, Dames Brown, Sean Blackman, Joel “Fluent” Greene & J-Ivy

Oct. 23, 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
Rock Freak KON 12" single
Fahrenheit Fair Enough Telefon Tel Aviv Fahrenheit Fair Enough
Cranes in the Sky (Kaytranada Edit) Solange A Seat At The Table
Come Smoke My Herb Me'Shell NdegéOcello Comfort Woman
Stars in Your Eyes (Andy Roberts Late Night Dub) Alton Miller feat. Stephane Vera 12" single
Here I Come Izo Fitzroy 12" single
Fantastic Vampire Sa-Ra Creative Partners feat. Erykah Badu & Herbie Hancock 12" single
Yo Chavez Yusef Kamaal 12" single
Life's Dancers (Floating Points Remix) The Invisible 12" single
Feelin' It The Delta Rhythm Section Old School Classics
L.O.V.E. Black Bottom Collective People Mover
Lovely Malik Alston feat. Pierre Anthony 12" single
Idle Time Paul Randolph This Is... What It Is
Siren Song Sean Blackman 12" single
Song Artist Album
Eistee Huerta 12" single
Frogs Charles Murdoch feat. Ta-Ku, Wafia & Hak Point
Can We Pretend Trus' Me feat. Amp Fiddler In the Red
Return of the Ghetto Fly Amp Fiddler feat. Neco Redd Motor City Booty
Don't Play Games Nite-Funk Nite-Funk
Turn My Back On You Sade Stronger Than Pride
Steppin' Amp Fiddler feat. Dames Brown Motor City Booty
Slippin' on Ya' Pimpin' Amp Fiddler feat. Dames Brown Motor City Booty
Human Beings Osunlade 12" single
Breezin' Boris Gardiner 12" single
When the Morning Comes Alton Miller feat. Amp Fiddler 12" single
Superficial Amp Fiddler feat. Dames Brown Motor City Booty
Song Artist Album
Only Grace (Kai Alce Late Night Interpretation) Jay-Ka feat. Paula King 12" single
Where'd You Come From? Brandon Williams feat. Choklate & Phil Denny XII
You J-Ivy feat. Jessica Care Moore & Jesse Boykins III 12" single
For Colored Girls J-Ivy 12" single
Harmony Atjazz Labfunk
Mister Seahorse Kaidi Tatham The Extrovert City
Shades & Blades J-Ivy 12" single
So High John Legend feat. J-Ivy 12" single
Change Monodeluxe feat. Jaidene Veda 12" single
Through the Dark Joanna Borromeo 12" single
Oohhh Baby Applebottom 12" single
Neon Soul Count Bass D L7 (Mid-Life Crisis)
That Easy Clara Hill Restless Times

The Progressive Underground Show 188 feat. BEVLOVE & SOULECTRESS IRIELA

Oct. 16, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

On this weekend’s episode, we interview emerging artist BEVLOVE and international electronic artist SOULECTRESS IRIELA

Song Artist Album
Deep Blue Chair (The Timewriter remix) Mika Olson 12" single
Holy Ghost The Bar-Kays Money Talks
Untitled Atjazz feat. Ernesto 12" single
Meu Amigo Marcia Maria 12" single
Yo Chavez Yusef Kamaal 12" single
Here I Come Izo Fitzroy 12" single
Spring Song Jessy Hay 12" single
Mister Seahorse Kaidi Tatham The Extrovert City
Come Running to Me Daniel Crawford 12" single
Amai Ndiwulule Ibibio Sound Machine 12" single
Significant Other Chaos in the CBD 12" single
Fantastic Vampire Sa-Ra Creative Partners feat. Erykah Badu & Herbie Hancock 12" single
You Are Jimpster Messages From The Hub
Just the Way I Like It Louie Vega feat. Cassio Ware Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII
Takuya Hugo LX Ascent EP
Song Artist Album
Between Us 2 Josef Leimberg Astral Progressions
Heartbroken & in Love Bones & Beeker 12" single
Frogs Charles Murdoch feat. Ta-Ku, Wafia & Hak Point
No Sleep (Til NYC) Selectress Iriela 12" single
Walking (Pirahnahead remix) Mary, Mary 12" single
Learning to Love Me (P's Deep Soul mix) Diviniti 12" single
Working It Out Princess Freesia 12" single
Matrimony: Maybe You Maxwell Embrya
This Blue Hour Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn
Keep Your Business to Yourself Jitwam 12" single
Obsession (Ryan McCray Remix) Bevlove 12" single
Boundless Bevlove 12" single
Oxydize Bevlove 12" single
Song Artist Album
Am I Wrong Anderson Paak 12" single
Bamboo Harvey Sutherland Brothers
Truth Bevlove 12" single
Champagne Bubbles Bevlove 12" single
Subways The Avalanches Wildflower
On the Beach (Atjazz LoveSoul Remix) Leon Ware 12" single
Takover Village 12" single
Where Did I Go Jorja Smith 12" single
Phosophorescent Waves Kat O1O Natural Phenomenons
Chief Inspector Wally Badarou Echoes
AD 2000 Erykah Badu Mama's Gun
Conch Spiritchaser 12" single
Conservation of Energy Vanishing Twin Choose Your Own Adventure
Most Beautiful Girl Online Jrod Indigo 12" single
Feelin' It The Delta Rhythm Section Old School Classics

The Progressive Underground Show 187: Jazz We Got (A profile of the Hip Hop Jazz genre)

Oct. 2, 2016 on The Progressive Underground

On this episode we explore the genre of hip hop jazz/jazz rap with a special 4-hour edition of TPU…………..

Song Artist Album
T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You) Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother
Proceed The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??!
All Night Long Common One Day It'll All Make Sense
All Caps Madvillain Madvillainy
Jazz Thing Gang Starr Music From Mo' Better Blues
Runnin' The Pharcyde LabCabinCalifornia
Dog It Digable Planets Blowout Comb
A La Claire Fontaine MC Solaar Prose Combat
Back on the Scene One Be Lo S.o.n.o.g.r.a.m.
Check the Rhime A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Tricycles & Kittens Dream Warriors Subliminal Simulation
U.N.I.T.Y. Queen Latifah Black Reign
So Clear Lone Catalysts The Catalysts Files
Big Bounce Theory Jneiro Jarel The Three Piece Puzzle
I Am Hip Hop Jazz Liberatorz Clin D'Oeil
Song Artist Album
Jazz We Got A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Katana Panacea The Scenic Route
Plunken 'Em People Under the Stairs Or Stay Tuned
Sparkles Shabazz Palaces 12" single
Knowledge of Self (K.O.S.) Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Mellow My Man The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??!
Neon Soul Count Bass D L7 (Mid-Life Crisis)
Funky Dividends 3 Times Dope Original Stylin'
One-4-Teen Bahamadia BB Queen EP
Apollo Creed King Britt feat. Will Brodie Adventures In Lo-Fi
New Hip Hop Binary Star Masters of the Universe
The Gathering D. Strong feat. Leaf Erikson and John Robinson 12" single
Groupie Theory The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia
Flower Child Nitty Scott feat. Kendrick Lamar The Boombox Diaries Vol. 1
Think Twice J Dilla feat. Dwele Welcome to Detroit
Song Artist Album
Luchini AKA This Is It Camp Lo Uptown Saturday Night
What Cool Breezes Do Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)
Skills Gang Starr The Ownerz
She Said Its OK Blu & Exile 12" single
Evelyn Dabrye Instrmntl
The Scenic Route Panacea The Scenic Route
Electric Relaxation A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders
Noveau Western MC Solaar Prose Combat
Jungle Music Jeru the Damaja The Sun Rises In The East
Stormy Madlib Shades of Blue
Jettin' Digable Planets Blowout Comb
Acid Raindrops People Under the Stairs Or Stay Tuned
Changes Shape of Broad Minds Craft Of The Lost Art
Where's There A Moon That Is Mine ShinSight Trio Where's There A Moon That Is Mine
Glen Close Binary Star Masters of the Universe
Song Artist Album
Where I'm Fron Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)
The World Is Yours Nas Illmatic
You Know Who You Are Oddisee feat. Oliver DaySoul People Hear What They See
Horizon (Gerowski Space Mix) Nujabes Modal Soul
Eucalyptus MF Doom 12" single
L.A. Song (Sensitive Mix) People Under the Stairs Or Stay Tuned
Center of Attention INI Center Of Attention
Breakadawn De La Soul Buhloone Mind State
Beautiful Things Bahamadia BB Queen EP
Breathin' Jneiro Jarel Three Piece Puzzle
Afreeka Capital Peoples Amazonica (1999-2004)
Stakes Is High De La Soul Stakes is High
For Corners Digable Planets Blowout Comb

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