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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 140

Sept. 13, 2015 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
Dahlia Petals Galimatias 12" single
Head Games Lost Midas feat. Audris 12" single
I Can Feel It Black Jazz Consortium New Horizon EP
Burning Spear Soulful Strings Groovin' With The Soulful Strings
The Wanderer Coultrain 12" single
Love Undone Lost Midas 12" single
Terra Nostra Ernie Black Noise EP
Closer J-Soul feat. Julie Dexter 12" single
Skynd Dig Langsomt Boom Clap Bachelors Mellem Dine Læber
Moments In Love Art of Noise 12" single
Throw Your Chains Off Mr.Carmack 12" single
Stick Together Session Victim 12" single
Sisters Malena Perez feat. Deborah Jordan Offering
Into Life (Jason B Remix) The Rurals Featuring Jaidene Veda 12" single
Fade Up Shawn Lee Featuring The Superimposers Sing A Song
Song Artist Album
Being Moses Mayes 12" single
Everywhere John Robinson 12" single
Circular Motion Nuspirit Helsinki Nuspirit Helsinki
Play With Me Princess Freesia The Rainbow Ride
Fantasy Girl Davey Crockett The Jody EP
Inside Just Jack 12" single
15 Madhouse 16
Louder LeXus 12" single
Music, Harmony, Rhythm Optik 12" single
Closer to You Jimpster feat. Samantha James 12" single
Tropicalia (Jay's Bahia Remix) Blue Six Aquarian Angel
Default Atoms for Peace Amok
Leave Me Alone Kaytranada feat. Lia Soul 12" single
Shadows Mysterious Flying Orchestra Mysterious Flying Orchestra
Ricky's Theme Beastie Boys Ill Communication
Song Artist Album
My Life Delano Smith 12" single
Let Me In Sky Covington 12" single
Compromise Christian Rich & Sinead Harnett 12" single
Aphrodite Vanessa Daou Make You Love
Bittersweet Blue Six Noesis
That's How I Know D'Nell 1st Magic
Live Love Life Tantra Zawadi w/Dolls Combers 12" single
Addicted Riot Baby Antenna
Pregnant Awanto 3 12" single
It's Better for You Shafiq Husayn feat. Anderson Paak 12" single
Leave Love Be Brandon Williams feat. Alex Isley XII
Libations Patrice Scott 12" single
Emotional Love Tracy Cruz Universal Symphony
You're not the Only One Aya Strange Flower
The Difference (A Different Mix) Logic aka Wayne Gardiner 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 139

Sept. 7, 2015

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

Song Artist Album
Deeper (Deep Jazziness Mix) Susan Clark 12" single
Later In Time Saux & Joya Mooi 12" single
Soul Investigators Theme Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators Keep Reachin' Up
For You Hazel Playground EP
French Connection Maxelle The French Connection
Blue Kingdom Jenovah 12" single
Addicted Riot Baby aka Talese Harris Antenna
Talk About It Seek Journey Into Day
Suns Rings Uprising Nicolay City Lights Vol. 3: Soweto
This Blue Hour Vanessa Daou Slow To Burn
My Queen King Lynxx 12" single
Struggle Reprise Tracy Cruz Universal Symphony
Harmony Atjazz feat. Dawne B. Labfunk
Changes Shape of Broad Minds Craft of the Lost Art
Fallen Spirits Tekniq 12" single
Song Artist Album
How Did I Get Here (You & I) Einstein feat. LaVeda Davis 12" single
Things Never Be the Same Deborah Bond DayAfter
Technology Plaza Melodic Recordings 12" single
The Bottle Gil Scott-Heron 12" single
Strong Arm Rick Wade Strong Arm EP
Do It For Love (Monodeluxe Soulpassion Mix) Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Soon the New Day Talib Kweli feat. Norah Jones Eardrum
Space Dance Ron Trent Dance Floor Boogie Delites
Becoming a Nun Vanessa Daou Zipless
I Have Neva Seen (Dub version) Galcher Lustwerk 12" single
I Can Feel It Black Jazz Consortium New Horizon EP
Breathe You In Rhianna Ayanna 12" single
This Is How I Feel Mike Agent X Clark 12" single
Something About You Dornik Dornik
Coincidences Lone Reality Testing
Song Artist Album
What If You Never Sleep (Honey Dijon Mix) Laurent Caligaris & Patrick Vidal 12" single
Let Myself Down Osmojam & Akuli 12" single
Evo Evo Cycles Vol. 2
Love Me Up I.N.T. feat. Sacha Vee 12" single
Combiner Boom Clap Bachelors Kort Før Dine Læber
To Be Real Freez feat. John Rocca 12" single
Purrfect Funki Porcini Love, Pussycats & Carwrecks
Moving In Kerri Chandler The Thing For Linda EP
Grey Cloud Funk Roena Laurice 12" single
Do You Know Where You're Going Jamiroquai Traveling Without Moving
Find Your Light Monodeluxe feat. Diviniti 12" single
Loving You More Saux 12" single
Isolated Speech Geotic Bless The Self
Matrons of Life Strip Steve 12" single
I Really Don't Care Bilal In Another Life

The Progressive Underground Show 138 feat. ALTON MILLER

Aug. 30, 2015 on The Progressive Underground

International recording artist ALTON MILLER touches down on the Progressive Underground

Song Artist Album
Find Your Light (Aphreme Green Light Mix) Monodeluxe & Diviniti 12" single
Loving You More Saux feat. Jeffrey James 12" single
Isolated Speech Geotic Bless The Self
Motions of Life Strip Steve 12" single
I Really Don't Care Bilal & Adrian Younge In Another Life
008 Iamnobodi & Chris McClenney 12" single
Der Kommissar After the Fire feat. Falco 12" single
Traits Silo 12" single
Ain't No Need Joyce Wrice 12" single
Les Mur Laurence Guy 12" single
Captain Future FRIS 12" single
Role Play Leron Thomas feat. Bilal 12" single
Real Blues (Atjazz Stay Tuned remix) St. Germain 12" single
Kissing You K' Alyn 12" single
Guaratiba Azymuth Carioca
Song Artist Album
Maracuteira Sabrina Malheiros Equilibria
Waiting For You (The Soul Creative Ibitaly Mix) Alton Miller feat. Thato 12" single
Progressions Alton Miller 12" single
Paradise (Brett Dancer Dub) Alton Miller 12" single
Optimum Anthony Nicholson Presents Jrod Indigo 12" single
Stars In Your Eyes (André Lodemann Dub) Alton Miller feat. Stephane Vera & Angelique 12" single
Stars in Your Eyes (Andy Roberts Love Night Dub) Alton Miller feat. Stephane Vera & Angelique 12" single
Ever Wonder Alton Miller Light Years Away
Find A Way (Dj Aphreme Club Main Mix) Alton Miller 12" single
No Goodbyes Alton Miller Stories From Bohemia
When the Morning Comes Alton Miller feat. Amp Fiddler 12" single
Possibilities (Boddhi Satva's Ancestral Dub Mix) Alton Miller feat. Lady Linn 12" single
Song Artist Album
I'm the Man That Will Find You Alice Russell 12" single
Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move) Tom Browne 12" single
Time to Go (Deez Exit Plan Mix) Marissa Guzman Joy Road Remix Album
Stiff Robots, Drunken Horses Shape of Broad Minds Craft Of The Lost Art
12c Shape of Broad Minds feat. Aahtue Craft of the Lost Art
Charms Seven Davis Jr. ROAD KILL Vol. 4
Black Love Blues Mix Roena Laurice 12" single
Computer Games Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra
Don't Explain Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn
Do It For Love Tantra Zawadi 12" single
The Real Thing Reginald Omas Mamode IV All Together
Body The Foreign Exchange Tales From the Land of Milk & Honey
Keep Looking Sade Stronger Than Pride
How Did We Get Here (You & I) Einstein feat. LaVeda Davis 12" single
San Lorenzo Pat Metheny Group Pat Metheny Group

The Progressive Underground Show 137 feat. RAYBONE JONES

Aug. 23, 2015

We interview deep house legend Raybone Jones and bump the best in techno, future soul and rare grooves……….

Song Artist Album
Real Blues (Atjazz Stay Tuned re-mix) St. Germain 12" single
Rooftops Deeb 12" single
It's Alright Ugly Drums 12" single
Vibe With U Onra Fundamentals
Falling Through the Wall Werkha Colours Of A Red Brick Raft
Outstanding Terrence Parker 12" single
Like A Fool Crazy P 12" single
Zimbabwe Dollar Brand Zimbabwe
Ain't No Need Joyce Wrice 12" single
Happy Chaps M.ono & Luvless 12" single
Role Play Leron Thomas feat. Bilal 12" single
Leylines Joe Hertz 12" single
Jahraymecofasola Jill Scott Woman
Blue Kingdom Jenovah 12" single
Change (Monodeluxe mix) Jaidene Veda 12" single
Song Artist Album
Break 4 Love (instrumental) Raze 12" single
The Real Thing Reginald Omas Mamode IV All Together
In the Dark Raybone Jones, Marcellus Malik Pittman & Rick "The Godson" Wilhite In The Dark (The Soul Of Detroit)
Gone TJ & DJ Raybone Vibes - New & Rare Music
Footwork Theo Parrish American Intelligence
Big Bounce Theory Jneiro Jarel Three Piece Puzzle
Ronnie's Affair Raybone Jones Right Of Passage
As She Moves Raybone Jones & Jon Easley In The Dark: Detroit Is Back
Do It For Love (Monodeluxe Soulpassion remix) Tantra Zawadi 12" single
For Sale Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Call It What You Want Raybone Jones Right Of Passage
Kendal's Journey Raybone Jones Right of Passage
Song Artist Album
Open Space Piero Umiliani To-Day's Sound
Disappear The Foreign Exchange Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey
Black Love Blues Mix Roena Laurice 12" single
FRIS Captain Future 12" single
Dream All Day Freddy Bracker 12" single
Only Grace (Kai Alcé Late Night Interpretation) Jay Ka feat. Paula King 12" single
I'm the Man That Will Find You Alice Russell 12" single
When the Morning Comes Alton Miler feat. Amp Fiddler 12" single
Hey J. Rawls feat. El Da Sensei, LeFortheUncool & Afaliah The Hip Hop Affect
House I Lived In Azymuth Telecommunications
Fugue States Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn
Gimme Gimme Igbo 12" single
Let Love Happen Cafrodeep feat. LaVeda Davis 12" single
You Are Estelle feat. John Legend Shine
What If You Never Sleep (Honey Dijon re-mix) Laurent Caligaris & Patrick Vidal 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 136 feat. KAI ALCE

Aug. 16, 2015

We interview KAI ALCE and bump tracks from his music catalog AND play our usual exotic hand-picked tunes just for YOU.

Song Artist Album
Evo Janeret Cycles Vol. 2
Wander With Me Tom Misch feat. Carmody 12" single
Addicted Riot Baby From the forthcoming album "Antenna"
Genocide Dr. Dre feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay Compton (A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre)
Captivate Evil Needle 12" single
Talk to the Had Erkka 12" single
Role Play Leron Thomas feat. Bilal 12" single
Play With Me Princess Freesia The Rainbow Ride
Rise Seek Journey into Day
Soulful Beat Mocky Key Change
Key Notes (A Deep Trance Mix) Sound Source 12" single
Alone in Da' Sun Beat Spacek Modern Streets
Inflight Wave Beat Spacek Modern Streets
Cosmos Byron the Aquarius 12" single
Nights Over Egypt The Jones Girls Get As Much Love As You Can
The Real Thing Reginald Omas Mamode IV All Together
Song Artist Album
So Complicated Jneiro Jarel Timeless Volume 1
Shut Your Eyes Kai Alce 12" single
What Am I Here For? (Kai Alcé DISTINCTIVE Remix) Dangerfeel Newbies 12" single
Take A Chance Kai Alcé featuring Rico & Kafele Bandele 12" single
Black Loves Blues Mix Roena Laurice 12" single
Simbaz Groove Kai Alce 12" single
Ooohhh! (Dubbyman remix) Kai Alce Alpha Revisited EP
Love Don't Love You Back Kai Alce feat. Kayenne 12" single
Only Grace (Kai Alcé Late Night Interpretation) Jay Ka Feat. Paula King 12" single
Not Phazed Omar S. & Kai Alce Jive Time
Into Your Story (Kai Alcé DISTINCTIVE Vocal Remix) Sandman & Riverside feat Jeremy Ellis 12" single
Dance Like You Been Here (NDATL/Kai Alce remix) Miranda Nicole 12" single
Song Artist Album
Amp Fiddler Amp Fiddler Basementality 3
Blue Kingdom Jenovah 12" single
Disappear The Foreign Exchange Tales from the Land of Milk & Honey
I'm the Man That Will Find You Alice Russell 12" single
Consequences (Terry Lee Brown Jr Mix) Vanessa Daou 12" single
Do It For Love (Monodeluxe Soulpassion remix) Tantra Zawadi 12" single
My Queen King Lynxx 12" single
I Neva Seen (Dub) Galcher Lustwerk 12" single
The Way LaVeda Davis 12" single
Indo Smoke Mista Grimm 12" single
Soon the New Day Talib Kweli feat. Norah Jones Eardrum
All Night Britney Storey 12" single
What If You Never Sleep? (Honey Dijon Remix) Laurent Caligaris & Patrick Vidal 12" single
You Want Poems Jessica Care Moore 12" single
Let It Go Pirahnahead & Diviniti 12" single