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 232 feat. WAAJEED & TREY SIMON

Sept. 24, 2017 on The Progressive Underground

Song Artist Album
Numb Soul Clap Soul Clap
Sober Mahalia 12" single
When You Get Right Down To It The Delfonics The Delfonics
Smile Levan Kali 12" single
Cortex Fingalick Twominds
Quem e Quem E. Doza feat. Jr. Jarris 12" single
Loran's Dance Idris Muhammad Power of Soul
Nowhere I Can Go Clara Hill All I Can Provide
Jermingham Brother Terrance 12" single
Marie Yazmin Lacey 12" single
Riding High Platinum Pied Pipers 12" single
Centerfold Tiny Hearts Stay
Winston's Midnight Disco Wajeed Shango EP
Escape from Stinktown Wajeed The War LP
Song Artist Album
Star Slum Village Trinity (Past, Present And Future)
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Platinum Pied Pipers Triple P
Snow Cold Tiny Hearts Stay
Tron Wajeed The War LP
Dejate Llevar The Marias 12" single
My Angel Trey Simon 12" single
So Hard to Be Trey Simon 12" single
In-studio performance Trey Simon 12" single
Fall For You (Sandy Riviera Classic remix) Kings of Tomorrow Fall For You EP
Itsy Bitsy Spider Ryan Porter 12" single
The Difference Logic 12" single
Melonkoly Submerse 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 230 feat. GUS GREENLEAF

Sept. 10, 2017

Song Artist Album
My Place in Space Jimmy Smith Sit On It
Rayon Letherette Refresh
Il Pleut Sur La Gare Brigitte Fontaine Plans Fixes
Somersault Jaidene Veda Wanderlust
Keep Your Business to Yourself Jitwan 12" single
Am I Wrong Anderson Paak Malibu

The Progressive Underground Show 229 feat. PAXAHAU, DJ MINX, DJ HOLOGRAPHIC & REBECCA GOLDBERG

Aug. 27, 2017

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

Song Artist Album
N4 Lance Neptune Animal Eclipse
Redeye King We Are King
Love Trinidadian Deep Deep Love EP
Mr White Khruangbin The Universe Smiles Upon You
Mary L St. Germain St. Germain
Move Viigo Vinyl Moon Volume 010: Dry
Basking Lone Reality Testing
Forbidden Knowledge Raury All We Need
Seeing The Way Through Black Jazz Consortium RE:Action of Light
Glad Eric Lau 12" single
God's Promise Black Jazz Consortium RE:Actions Of Light
Flowers Aisha Zoe 12" single
Palmeiras Candeias Candeias
Spyglas O'Flynn 12" single
Obi Agye Me Dofo Vis-a-Vis 12" single
Breathe, Something Stellar Flying Lotus Los Angeles
Song Artist Album
Magic Door Marissa Guzman Joy Road
Stellar Sight Princess Freesia The Rainbow Ride
Make Me Feel (Catchment Remix) Golf Clap Back Nine
Soulful Beat Mocky Key Change
How Did We Get Here U & I Einstein feat. LaVeda Davis 12" single
Sea of Voices (Galimatias remix) Porter Robinson Worlds
Catch Me If You Can Jessica Care Moore Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
Within Reason Lars Behrenroth Election EP
Love Child Vanessa Daou Make You Love
Rotation Leaf Erikson Shotguns & Wedding Bells
Wheels Fat Freddy's Drop Bays
Dynamite Rebekka Ling 12" single
Blue Heat Shoebox Electric Blue
Columbia Nights Glide feat. Vaughan Octavia
The Anthem WU15 Wu15 EP

The Progressive Underground Show 225: Charivari Detroit Festival Edition

July 31, 2017 on The Progressive Underground

On this episode we preview Charivari Detroit 2017 Electronic Music Festival………

Song Artist Album
Revival Peter Croce 12" single
Burn Out Blues Washed Out Mister Mellow
Love And... Moomin Laid 16
Gravity River Tiber 12" single
Trivial Motion (Prep re-mix) Shy Girls Salt
Messages from Dub (Mike Huckaby re-mix) Dubbyman Dubtroit EP
From the Other Side The Steoples 12" single
Warrior Code Theo Parrish feat. Wajeed & Duminie DePorres Gentrified Love Part 2
Just Ask Dezaulait feat. Courtney Beavers 12" single
L.A. Threshold (DJ Harrison remix) De Lux Generation
Lyk U Use 2 Moodymann Moodymann
Around (Solomun Vox) Noir & Haze 12" single
Bozza Gerry Read Yeh Come Dance
It Ain't Fair Bilal & The Roots 12" single
Song Artist Album
Sharivari A Number of Names 12" single
Speaker Box Bruce Bailey 12" single
Magic Door Marissa Guzman Joy Road
Outstanding Terrence Parker 12" single
Fall For You (Sandy Rivera's Classic Mix) Kings of Tomorrow Fall For You EP
Radiance Mike Huckaby Harmonie Park Classics Volume 1
Cosmic Rituals Patrice Scott In The Dark: Detroit Is Back
Stars In Your Eyes (Andre Lodemann Dub) Alton Miller Light Years Away
Magic Water Rick "The Godson" Wilhite In The Dark (The Soul Of Detroit)
My Life Delano Smith 12" single
When the Morning Comes Alton Miller feat. Amp Fiddler 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 224 feat. MESHELL N’DEGEOCELLO

July 23, 2017

On this episode we interview one of the most prolific artists in R & B/jazz Me’Shell N’Degeocello……….

Song Artist Album
Soul Sounds Kenny Dixon Jr. 12" single
Pronto July 7 12" single
Diasporic Recompense Video7 feat. Aja Salakastar Looplands Vol. 4
Lullaby Evil Needle Reminisce
Floating on Air Dam-Funk Invite The Light
Mystery Breakbot 12" single
Seeing the Way Through Black Jazz Consortium RE:Actions Of Light
Sour Mango Gabriel Garzon Montano Jardin
Just Ask Dezaulait feat. Courtney Beavers 12" single
La Danse De La Pluie Le Motel Oka
Nyockse Petit Pays 12" single
La Guerre Les Nubians One Step Forward
Desolee Les Nubians Princess Nubiennes
Makeda Les Nubians Princesses Nubiennes
Song Artist Album
Dred Loc Me'Shell NdegéOcello Plantation Lullabies
Stay Me'Shell NdegéOcello Peace Beyond Passion
See Line Woman Me'Shell NdegéOcello Pour Une Âme Souveraine A Dedication To Nina Simone
Shopping for Jazz Me'Shell NdegéOcello Comet, Come To Me
Aquarium Me'Shell NdegéOcello feat. Sabina Sciubba The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance Of The Infidel
Come Smoke My Herb Me'Shell NdegéOcello Comfort Woman
Bittersweet Me'Shell NdegéOcello Peace Beyond Passion
Blood on the Curb Me'Shell NdegéOcello Devil's Halo
Thanks Seven Davis Jr. Kutmah Presents Worldwide Family Vol. 2
Complexity The Roots feat. Jill Scott Phrenology
Navigate Me Video7 feat. GDMRW 12" single
Guaratiba Azymuth Carioca
Skynd Dig Langsomt Boom Clap Bachelors Mellem Dine Læber

The Progressive Underground Show 223: ZO! & CARMEN RODGERS TAKEOVER EDITION

July 16, 2017

This installment of TPU features soul artists ZO! & Carmen Rodgers sharing their latest music and endeavors……

Song Artist Album
Mystery Breakbot 12" single
Seeing the Way Through Black Jazz Consortium Re: Actions of Light
Sour Mango Gabriel Garzon Montano Jardin
Just Ask DeZaulait feat. Courtney Beavers 12" single
La Danse De La Pluie Le Motel 12" single
If This Is Love The Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind
Tell Your Story Carmen Rodgers The Bitter Suite
Players (Instrumental) Slum Village Fantastic Vol. 2
Tell Me What To Do Johnny Hammond Gears
Rudiment Zo! Freelance
We Are On the Move Zo! feat. Eric Roberson Manmade
Love Carmen Rodgers Free
Lifelines Zo! feat. Dornik Skybreak
Heartless Carmen Rodgers Stargazer
Song Artist Album
Never Again Carmen Rodgers The Bitter Suite
Tell Me Something New Zo! feat. Jeanne Jolly Manmade
Body The Foreign Exchange Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey
Wishing You Well Zo! feat. Phonte & Carmen Rodgers Skybreak
Count to Five Zo! feat. Gwen Bunn Manmade
It's Me (Salah Ananse remix) Carmen Rodgers The Bitter Suite
A Choice of Weapons Zo! feat. Nicolas Ryan Gant & Carmen Rodgers 12" single
Making Time Zo! feat. Phonte & Choklate Manmade
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson Off The Wall
Packing for Chicago Zo! feat. Muhsinah Skybreak
Milk & Honey The Foreign Exchange Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey
If I Knew You Then The Foreign Exchange Love In Flying Colors

The Progressive Underground Show 222 feat. MAYSA

July 9, 2017

On this episode we international soul/jazz singer MAYSA

Song Artist Album
Breathe Alfa Mist feat. Kayla Antiphon
Porchlight & Rocking Chairs Jimpster Porchlight & Rocking Chairs
Rashida Jon Lucien Rashida
Head Games Lost Midas feat. Audris Off The Course
The Freak Ugly Drums feat. feat Kalakuta Soul Band The Freak EP
Shine (Applejac's Unhooked Generation Remix) The Dangerfeel Newbies feat. Mashanda Southern Suns
Chakra Flow Sinitus Tempo 12" single
Out of Orbit Dak & Leaf Momentum
On My Mind Dornik Dornik
Anna D-Pulse 12" single
Criminal Jaidene Veda Heart of Gold
A Day Without You Osunlade Pyrography
Moanin' Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers feat. Lee Morgan Moanin'
The Gigolo Lee Morgan The Gigolo
Song Artist Album
Step Into My Life Incognito Positivity
Still A Friend of Mine Incognito Positivity
Can We Change the World Maysa Maysa
Because It's Really Love Maysa Love Is A Battlefield
Body The Foreign Exchange Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey
Deep Waters Incognito Positivity
Family Affair Maysa Out of the Blue
Love is a Battlefield Maysa Love is a Battlefield
Nu Idesia BamaLoveSoul Presents On Deck 3
Sour Mango (Seven Davis remix) Gabriel Garzan Montano Jardin
Elephants In Love Jean Luc-Ponty Fables
Dream Ache Lone 12" single