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 152

Jan. 10, 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
Silhouettes (Part 1 & 2) Floating Points Elaenia
Real Blues (Atjazz remix) St. Germain St. Germain
You Are In My System A.M. & Shawn Lee 12" single
Sudden Flight Protoje feat. Sevana Ancient Future
Good for Me (Deep Explorer Remix) Dubbyman 12" single
Heartbroken In Love Bones & Beeker 12" single
Ewe Fabiano Do Mascimento Dança Dos Tempos
Aquarama Moomin' 12" single
Hardest Thing Coco 12" single
Grimm Rick Wade The Perfect Pimp EP
Falling Sir 12" single
Soulful Beat Mocky Key Change
Messages from Dub (Mike Huckaby Remix) Dubbyman Dubtroit EP
Everything Nicolas Ryan Gant 12" single
Live Your Life Pete Josef Colour
Song Artist Album
The One (Trancemicsoul Break Up Mix) Tom Conrad feat. Jaidene Veda 12" single
Down To Ride Gary Clark Jr. The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim
Hold 'er Trancemicsoul & Jaidene Veda 12" single
Love from the Sun Dangerfeel Newbies feat. Kathleen Bertrand 12" single
Groovin' In Heaven Evil Needle Equilibrium
Footwork Theo Parrish American Intelligence
Lucky Fellow Leroy Hutson Hutson
Link Up Nx Worries 12" single
Benediction Hot Natured & Ali Love 12" single
Emotions Evence 12" single
Rio Grande Lisa Maroni Refined Bossa Lounge Experience
Speak Your Mind Kevin Moore Rainmaker
Sea of Voices (Galimatias Remix) Porter Robinson 12" single
Look of Love J-88 12" single
Slope (Upbeat Version) Ashley Beedle, Lay-far & Darren Morris 12" single
Song Artist Album
Last Night Changed It All (Roane Namuh Remix) Love Loungers 12" single
Here Comes the Sun Eugene Record The Eugene Record
Dance of Nubia 3 Chairs Three Chairs 3
Hundred Strong Andreas Saag feat. Amp Fiddler 12" single
I Think Forever MelodiesInfonie Wolfkhange EP
See In You Eli Escobar Up All Night
Mensagem de Amor Lucas Santana 12" single
Higher Two Another 12" single
Warm Wind Brewing Yse Saint Laur'ant Beards EP
Land Of Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra Into Forever
Mobius Mood Kuna Maze 12" single
Morning Drama Flabaire feat. Paul Cut Malibv
Sparks Furns 12" single
Looking For Mizan 12" single
Music Is Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio Love Is The Answer

The Progressive Underground Show 151

Jan. 4, 2016

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

Song Artist Album
You Are A Melody (Da Capo's Touch) Nteeze & Andy feat. Jaidene Veda 12" single
How to Love Me Tidelines 12" single
Carmine (Global Sounds) Fit Sigel 12" single
Down River (Relax) Bastien Kebb 12" single
Can't Get You Outta My Mind Mall Grab 12" single
Elevator Elevator feat. TC Peace, Love & Music
Goldmine Junkie Big Grams Big Grams
Leisure Galcher Lustwerk 12" single
Need Somebody to Love (Jazz & Grooves) Ady Suleiman 12" single
The Real Thing Sergio Mendes And The New Brasil '77 Sergio Mendes And The New Brasil '77
Daylight Byron the Aquarius 12" single
Zvichapera (Summer) Chiwaniso 12" single
Floating Dub Route 8 12" single
Ceu Distante (DJ Spinna re-mix) Bebel Gilberto Bebel Gilberto Remixed
Higher Two Another 12" single
Song Artist Album
Come Over Galcher Lustwerk 12" single
People Will Be People GOLD 12" single
Wasting My Young Years (Henrik Schwarz Remix) London Grammar 12" single
Stars in Your Eyes (Andre Lodemann Dub) Alton Miller Light Years Away
Preppy Lady FS Green 12" single
Fragil Sabrina Malheiros Dreaming
The Anthem WU15 12" single
Heartbroken In Love Bones & Beeker 12" single
Call Me N'Dambi Tunin Up & Cosignin
Sunflower Illa J Illa J
Manhattan Melody Herb Alpert 12" single
Nowhere I Can Go (Atjazz Astro Black Mix) Clara Hill All I Can Provide
Gamble Senga 12" single
Sleepless in Shubiya FP-Oner 5
Song Artist Album
Like It Or Not Bob Moses Days Gone By
Dynamite Rebekka Ling 12" single
Rude Movements Sun Palace 12" single
Don't Give Up the Night The Milk 12" single
Afreeka Capital Peoples Amazonica (1999-2004)
Wheels Fast Freddy's Drop Bays
Dhani Dinha Mantha Daniel Janin Dinha Mantha's Power
Tonight Koop Waltz For Koop
Circular Motion Nuspirit Helsinki Nuspirit Helsinki
Body The Foreign Exchange Tales from the Land of Milk & Honey
Mellow Boris Blenn Berlin Future Lounge
Hum Sarah Williams White 12" single
Life's A Bitch (Instrumental) Will Sessions The Elmatic Instrumentals
Never Stop The Brand New Heavies The Brand New Heavies
Traveler Ron Trent 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 147

Dec. 7, 2015 on The Progressive Underground

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

Song Artist Album
I Have Seen Zero 7 Simple Things
Can't Keep Loving You LeXus feat. Cebreice 12" single
Feeling Friendly Jamila Love Is Sexy
My Mind Wanders Back to You L' Renee 12" single
Midnight at the 20 Grand The Detroit Experiment The Detroit Experiment
My Queen Andy Hart 12" single
Flight Time Donald Byrd Black Byrd
Miss You Mura Masa 12" single
Live Love Life Dolls Combers, Dana Byrd & Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Peace on Earth Paul Hardcastle Hardcastle 2
Throw Your Chains Off Mr. Carmack 12" single
Stick Together Session Victim 12" single
Sisters Malena Perez feat. Deborah Jordan Offering
Into Life Jaidene Veda 12" single
Fade Up Shawn Lee feat. the Superimposers 12" single
Song Artist Album
Everwhere John Robinson & Chief 12" single
Happy 'Cause I'm Going Home Charles Earland Intensity
Now I Know Brandon Williams XII
See With Me Jessie Boykins III & Mar Her Throne
Breezin' Basil Hardhouse City Streets EP
The Way Cafrodeep feat. LaVeda Davis 12" single
Logistics Leaf Erikson 12" single
War of the Heart Sade Promise
Love Wax Poetic feat. Marla Turner Nu-Blu Sessions
If We Fly Davey Crockett 12" single
Pinchback Kona Triangle Sing A New Sapling into Existence
Computer Love Kraftwerk Computer World
Closer JSoul feat. Julie Dexter 12" single
Basking MeeMee Nelzy Reality Testing
Jaloux Meemee Nelzy 12" single
1759 (Outro) Richard Spaven 12" single
Song Artist Album
KDIM Glenn Astro/IMYRIMIND 12" single
Something About You Dornik Dornik
Essence Jarreau Vandahl 12" single
Fall The Bug feat. Copeland 12" single
Nobody Knows Aya Strange Flower
Alleys Of Your Mind Cybotron Enter
Everytime I See You Darryl Reeves feat. Gwen Bunn 12" single
Sueno Latino (Paradise Version) Sueno Latino 12" single
Sambosa Jazzelicious 12" single
Just When I Needed You Santessa 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

The Progressive Underground Show 146

Oct. 25, 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
Stars in Your Eyes (Andy Roberts Dub) Alton Miller feat. Stephane Vera & Angelique 12" single
Dreamer DJ Kefran feat. Wonda Wendy 12" single
All Yours C.Y.G.N. 12" single
Sunflower Illa J Illa J
Nebulosa Atjazz 12" single
Les Mur Laurence Guy 12" single
Thank You Kentaro 12" single
The Fade Seth Troxler feat. Luke Hess and Brian Kage 12" single
Love Bap Siobhan Heard feat. Samantha Purple 12" single
Wise Man's Decision (Fred P Reshape) Pascal Viscardi 12" single
Mystery Miles Davis Doo-Bop
Proceed The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??!
Easier to Love Sister Sledge We Are Family
Luxury Blue Six Noesis
Fresh Flowers Ahead Kona Triangle Sing A New Sapling Into Existence
Song Artist Album
Let It Go Vick Lavender meets Pirahnahead & Diviniti 12" single
The Reason Pirahnahead & Diviniti 12" single
Live for the Night (DJ Spinna Remix) Pirahnahead & Diviniti 12" single
Find A Way Pirahnahead & Diviniti 12" single
Lonely Charles Webster feat. DIVINITI House Masters
Everlasting Love Louie Vega feat. Diviniti 12" single
Learning to Love Me Charles Webster feat. Diviniti House Masters
Love's Reward Pirahnahead & Diviniti 12" single
Charge Carmen Rodgers feat. Anthony David Stargazer
Prankstar Boogie (Pirahnahead Re-mix) Enemy Squad United State of Mind
Love Stories Carmen Rodgers Stargazer
Asking for a Friend The Foreign Exchange Tales from the Land of Milk & Honey
Song Artist Album
Angel of Nature Groovecatcher After The Rain
Rio Grande Lisa Maroni A Refined Bossa Lounge Experience
Change of Perspective Flabaire 12" single
Body The Foreign Exchange Tales From the Land of Milk and Honey
Sittin' Here St. Germain 12" single
Paradise Regain'd Renegades of Jazz 12" single
Love From the Sun The Dangerfeel Newbies 12" single
Elevator Swindle feat. TC 12" single
Do It For Love (Monodeluxe Soulpassion remix) Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Most Beautiful Girl Online Jrod Indigo 12" single
Cosmic Rituals Patrice Scott In The Dark: Detroit Is Back
For You Dawn Pemberton Say Somethin'
Close Your Eyes Miguel Migs feat. Me'Shell N'degeocello Outside The Skyline
Leave Love Be Brandon Williams feat. Alex Isley XII
Can We Pretend Trus' Me feat. Amp Fiddler In The Red
For You Dawn Pemberton Say Somethin'
Close Your Eyes Miguel Migs feat. Me'Shell N'degeocello Outside The Skyline
Leave Love Be Brandon Williams feat. Alex Isley XII
Can We Pretend Trus' Me feat. Amp Fiddler In The Red

The Progressive Underground Show 145

Oct. 18, 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
Paradise Regain'd Renegades of Jazz 12" single
I'm the Man That Will Find You Connan Mockasin 12" single
Lift Him Up Omar S. feat. Don Q 12" single
Nu Idesia Soul on Deck 3
Dance of Nubia 3 Chairs Three Chairs 3
Catch Me If You Can Jessica Care Moore feat. Talib Kweli Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
Hey Saturday Sun Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase
Believe in Me Pirahnahead & Diviniti 12" single
Love Wax Poetic feat. Marla Turner Nublu Sessions
For You Dawn Pemberton Say Somethin'
Not Phazed Omar S & Kai Alce Jive Time
Invisibly Ours Ryat Totem
Alright Jamiroquai Travelling Without Moving
Stay True (Ultra Deep Jazzy House Mix) The Rurals feat. Ladybird Ocean
Real Old Cigar Pheo They Soulection
Song Artist Album
Her: Pt. 1 Genesea 12" single
Phaedra's Flight Positive Flow Flowlines
Danger Ahead Vanessa Daou Light Sweet Crude (Act One: Hybrid)
Body The Foreign Exchange Tales From the Land of Milk and Honey
Express Senga 12" single
From Love to Hate Kource 12" single
Get Away Omar 12" single
Somersault Jaidene Veda Wanderlust
Make Me Float Tusais 12" single
I Need Your Love Antigua Deep feat. Jamila 12" single
Tour De France Kraftwerk 12" single
Love From the Sun The Dangerfeel Newbies 12" single
Les Mur Laurence Guy 12" single
I Love You Weldon Irvine Sinbad
Teardrop Massive Attack Mezzanine
Song Artist Album
Never Coming Down Skoop 12" single
Go Home Jrod Indigo 12" single
Fight Nicolas Jaar 12" single
Highest The Detroit Experiment The Detroit Experiment
Lost Angel Theo Parrish 12" single
Energy Amp Fiddler Basementality 3
Stay in Bed, Forget the Rest Deee-Lite Dewdrops In The Garden
Above the Clouds Mus Three with Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd 12" single
Afreeka Capital Peoples Amazonica (1999-2004)
Lyk U Use 2 Moodymann Moodymann
Feel Free Brandon Williams feat. Frank McComb XII
Stars In Your Eyes (Andy Roberts Mix) Alton Miller 12" single
Idle Time Paul Randolph This Is... What It Is
Pulse of the City Om'Mas Keith 12" single
Charms Seven Davis Jr. 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 144

Oct. 11, 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
Wise Man's Decision (Fred P. Reshape) Pascal Viscardi 12" single
Sweetest Thing S-Tone Inc. Love Unlimited
Friends Leon Lowman 12" single
If These Walls Could Talk Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
Gamble Senga 12" single
Soul Size Love (Andy Compton Dub) Jaidene Veda 12" single
Never Coming Down Skoop 12" single
Dance of Nubia 3 Chairs Three Chairs 3
Catch Me If You Can Jessica Care Moore feat. Talib Kweli Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
From Love to Hate Kource 12" single
A Taste for Passion Jean Luc-Ponty A Taste for Passion
Rapid Rate Steve Spacek Space Shift
LIttle People (Black City) Matthew Dear Black City
Delight Evil Needle 12" single
Nu Idesia Soul on Deck 3
Song Artist Album
Mellow Boris Blenn Berlin Future Lounge
Her: Part 1 Genesa 12" single
Just a Touch (Jazz Element Mix) Essence (aka Wayne Gardiner) 12" single
So Complicated Jneiro Jarel Timeless Vol. !
Breathe....Something Stellar Flying Lotus Los Angeles
Magic Door Marissa Guzman Joy Road
Science Test (Instrumental) Bigfoot Beats 12" single
Misterios Om'Mas Keith 12" single
Seul Jazzy Bazz Sur La Route Du 3.14
PP6 1977 Textures EP
The Real Thing Reginald Omas Mamode IV All Together
Footwork Theo Parrish American Signature
Waltz for Koop Koop feat. Cecilia Stalin Waltz for Koop
Home Computer Kraftwerk Computer World
Morning Meditation Iamnobodi 12" single
Song Artist Album
Stars in Your Eyes (Andre Lodemann Dub) Alton Miller feat. Stephane Vera & Angelique 12" single
Velas Icadas Brandon Williams feat. Nadia Washington & Nicolas Payton XII
Motions of Life Strip Steve 12" single
Deviate Vanessa Daou Dear John Coltrane
Les Mur Laurence Guy 12" single
Paradise Regain'd Renegades of Jazz 12" single
Body The Foreign Exchange Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey
Angel In Love Beebar 12" single
Undress Me Now Morcheeba Charango
Do It For Love Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Optimum Jrod Indigo 12" single
Too Funky George Michael 12" single
Soles Waves Sole Tech Back To The Future - The Album
Technology Plaza Melodic Recordings 12" single
Role Play Leron Thomas feat. Bilal 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 143 feat. RICK WILHITE

Oct. 5, 2015 on The Progressive Underground

On this episode we interview deep house music icon RICK WILHITE and bump tracks from his discography…….

Song Artist Album
Never Coming Down Skoop 12" single
Amerigo Brian Harden 12" single
Make Me Float Tusais 12" single
8th Grade Robb 12" single
Nu Idesia On Deck 3
This is the Place Leon Vynehall 12" single
Better Ruth Koleva 12" single
Sunlight (Axel Tosca Mix) Louie Vega 12" single
Ultraviolet Aisha Mars 12" single
From Love to Hate Kource 12" single
Change Monodeluxe feat. Jaidene Veda 12" single
Just Sayin'/I Tried The Internet 12" single
Your Love Black Jazz Consortium feat. Lady Blaktronica 12" single
Her: Part 1 Genesea 12" single
Silhouettes (Part 1 & 2) Floating Points 12" single
Song Artist Album
Gyae Su Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band 12" single
Blame It On the Boogie Rick "The Godson" Wilhite/Theo Parrish/Osunlade feat. Billy Love 12" single
Analog Love (Dez Andres Mix) Rick Wilhite 12" single
Good Kiss Rick Wilhite 12" single
Catch Me If You Can Jessica Care Moore feat. Talib Kweli Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
Midday Blues at Midnight 3 Chairs 12" single
Dance of Nubia 3 Chairs 12" single
Roots of Detroit (B2B Edit) 3 Chairs 12" single
Make It Up Tirzah 12" single
Magic Water (Saint Jean Mix) Rick Wilhite 12" single
Magic Water (Original Mix) Rick Wilhite 12" single
Get on Up (Theo Parrish Late Night Dub) Rick Wilhite 12" single
Song Artist Album
Patumbalacunde Joao Donato 12" single
Yegle Nesha Hailu Mergia 12" single
If This Is Love The Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind
Heavy Load Sacha Vee 12" single
Amourese (Tony Dennis re-mix) Zap Mama 12" single
Late Into the Night (Terry Lee Brown Jr. Remix) Ganga feat. Vanessa Daou 12" single
Let's Wait Awhile Soia 12" single
Do It For Love (Monodeluxe Soulpassion re-mix) Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Yes Y'all Soopacrazy 12" single
Bloom Beatsofreen feat. Joanna Borromeo 12" single
Feeling Friendly Jamila Love Is Sexy EP
Shangri La James Tillman 12" single
Let It Go (Reelsoul Inst. Remix) Pirahnahead/Diviniti/Vick Lavender 12" single
Butterfly Jamiroquai Synkronized
Aquarium Me'Shell NdegéOcello feat. Sabina Sciubba 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 142 feat. JESSICA CARE MOORE

Sept. 27, 2015 on The Progressive Underground

We interview international artist JESSICA CARE MOORE and play cuts off her new album………….

Song Artist Album
Bloom Beatsofreen feat. Joanna Borromeo 12" single
Sunshine Boris Blenn Berlin Future Lounge
Yes Y'all Soopacrazy 12" single
Amourese (Tony Dennis re-mix) Zap Mama 12" single
Move On George Michael Older
Magic The Rurals Magic EP
Let's Wait Awhile Soia 12" single
The Fashion Show Grace Jones Slave to the Rhythm
Nu Idesia 12" single
Take Me Higher Fertile Ground Remixed
Soon the New Day Talib Kweli feat. Norah Jones Eardrum
Can We Pretend Trus' Me feat. Amp Fiddler In the Red
Shangri La James Tillman Shangri La
Angel Dwele Subject
Invocation (Theo Parrish re-mix) Black Bottom Collective People Mover
Song Artist Album
Deep Breath Jessica Care Moore feat. One Be Lo Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
It Ain't Like We Pray Jessica Care Moore feat. Paris James Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
Pieces Jessica Care Moore feat. Ideeyah Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
Walking Up 158th St. Jessica Care Moore Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
I Catch the Rain Jessica Care Moore feat. Ursula Rucker & Imani Uzuri Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
You Want Poems Jessica Care Moore feat. Jose James & Roy Ayers Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
The Legend of Jessi James Jessica Care Moore feat. Wordsworth Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
Balance Jessica Care Moore feat. Ideeyah Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
Teach Me A Love Song Jessica Care Moore Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
Wild Irish Rose Jessica Care Moore feat. Ideeyah Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
Poem Before the End of the World Jessica Care Moore feat. Alicia Renee Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
Catch Me If You Can Jessica Care Moore feat. Talib Kweli Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James
Song Artist Album
Real Blues (Atjazz re-mix) St. Germain 12" single
Holy Breath J. Mitchell Melodiusfly feat. Shafiq Husayn Soul On Deck 3
Telephone Call Kraftwerk Electric Cafe
Yegle Nesha Hailu Mergia 12" single
If This Is Love The Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind
Ragga Martina Topley Bird Quixotic
Do It For Love (Monodeluxe Soulpassion re-mix) Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Come Smoke My Herb Me'Shell N'degeocello Comfort Woman
Heavy Load Sacha Vee 12" single
Learning to Love Me Charles Webster feat. DIVINITI House Masters
Go Home Jrod Indigo 12" single
How Far Ego Ella May Indie
Softly Jaidene Veda Music Wanderlust
Desolee Les Nubians Princess Nubiennes
Two To Tango Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn