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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.

ccampbell@wdet.org   Follow @cambeaux

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The Progressive Underground Show 121

May 3, 2015 on The Progressive Underground

Exploring the outer reaches of electronica through techno, deep house, future soul, nu-jazz, b-sides and rare grooves

Song Artist Album
PP6 1977 Textures EP
How Far Ego Ella May Zero
Down On My Luck Vic Mensa 12" single
Everybody Dancin' (Tagi Solar Re-mix) Sly Johnson 12" single
Routine Alexandra 1 Noza 12" single
This Beat Ortella Mad In Lyon 2 EP
The Mover Alex Puddu feat. Joe Bataan 12" single
Kattflickan (Art of Tones Re-mix) LaFleur 12" single
Helios Darius feat. Wayne Snow 12" single
Captivate Evil Needle 12" single
Reach Your Soul Eddie Flashin' Fowlkes Tiazoe Project
Lunar Zilo 12" single
Time Pachanga Boys Girlcatcher
Pulse of the City Om'Mas Keith City Pulse
Sleeping Walking Through the Mekong Dengue Fever 12" single
Song Artist Album
Your Love Ain't Fair Simian Mobile Disco Unpatterns
Teardrop Massive Attack Mezzanine
Awoo Lim Kim 12" single
This Is Dope Hazel feat. Ebrahim The Lost Tapes
Twilight Hazel 12" single
Never Gonna Reach Me (Hot Toddy Remix) Crazy P 12" single
We Are the Stars Indy Soul feat. Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Foolin' JMSN JMSN
Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes Sound & Color
Waiting for the Sun to Rise Vanessa Daou Slow To Burn
Get Involved Raphael Saadiq & Q-Tip 12" single
Mama Yemeya Trinidadian Deep Deep Love EP
Ginger Me Softly Somi The Lagos Music Salon
Traveler Ron Trent 12" single
Home X & G feat. Kida 12" single
Peroration V Floating Points Brownswood Bubblers Four
Song Artist Album
Karma Flower Nicola Conte Rituals
I Need Your Love Antigua Deep feat. Jamila 12" single
Silken Heart Melo-Zed 12" single
Velas Icadas Brandon Williams feat. Nadia Washington & Nicolas Payton XII
Cthulhu Lone feat. Machine Drum Galaxy Garden
Saturday Night Experience Jody Watley 12" single
Chemistry Allegra Dolores 12" single
Between Us Move D 12" single
Poetic Justice Elli Ingram 12" single
Seul Jazzy Bazz Sur La Route Du 3.14
A Million Babies Owusu & Hannibal Living With... Owusu & Hannibal
Positive Michael Franti & Spearhead Home
Somewhere Between Waking & Sleeping Charlotte Gainsbourg 5:55
There's Money in the D Omar S. Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself
Hand & Glove Lilac Jeans feat. LaVeda Davis 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 120

April 26, 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
Longing for the Night Ghostpoet Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
Bochum Glenn Astro & IMYRMiND No. 30 EP
Empty Space The Rurals feat. Rogiers Retrospect
Clutch Shoot Oddisee Winter in Jakarta
Feelings Local Artist 12" single
I Think Frvr MelodieInfonie Wolfkhange
PP6 1977 Textures EP
Stellar Pacific Shore No Distance Between Us
Kind of Sunshine Nicola Conte Other Directions
Remedy Allie 12" single
Rudiments Dave Angel Tales Of The Unexpected
In the Blue Fred P. 12" single
Technology Plaza Melodic Recordings feat. Sarah Linae 12" single
Witchbender Atjazz Results
How Far Ego Ella May 12" single
Watching You Slave Stone Jam
Charms Seven Davis Jr. Road Kill Vol. 4
Song Artist Album
Detroit: One Circle Robert Hood Spectral Nomad
Pulse of the City Om' Mas Keith City Pulse
Detroit State of Mind Anthony Shakir Frictionalism 1994-2009
I Can Feel It Rick Wade Late Night Basix Vol. 1
Hi Tech Jazz Galaxy 2 Galaxy Galaxy 2 Galaxy
A Million Babies Owusu & Hannibal Living With... Owusu & Hannibal
Jupiter Mike Huckaby My Life With the Wave
Call It What You Want Raybone Jones Right Of Passage
Future Kevin Saunderson Featuring Inner City 12" single
Reach For Your Soul Eddie Fowlkes 12" single
Icon Derrick May Innovator
Cosmic Cars Cybotron aka Juan Atkins Enter
Song Artist Album
Somersault Jaidene Veda Wanderlust
Lunar Zilo 12" single
Only Grace (Kai Alcé Late Night Interpretation) Jay Ka feat. Paula King 12" single
Call Me Kali Uchis 12" single
The Way LaVeda Davis 12" single
We are the Stars Indysoul feat. Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd 12" single
Foolin' JMSN JMSN
Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes Sound & Color
Waiting for the Sun to Rise Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn
Get Involved Raphael Saadiq & Q-Tip 12" single
I Need Your Love Antigua Deep feat. Jamila 12" single
Make Believe Brandon Williams feat. Deborah Bond & Bamm Davis XII
Visions DJ Cam Quartet Rebirth of Cool
Organic Moody & Siam 12" single
Won't Do J Dilla The Shining

The Progressive Underground Show 120

April 20, 2015 on The Progressive Underground

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

Song Artist Album
Casino Phazz 12" single
Suns Going Down The Rurals feat. Sabrina Chyld Retrospect
Routine Alexandra 1 Noza 12" single
Body of Water Kyle Hall Must See EP
How Far Ego Ella May 12" single
Space Fruit Sa-Ra Creative Partners Nuclear Evolution: The Age Of Love
It Will Come to Me Loz Goddard 12" single
You Can Do It Baby Nuyorican Soul Nuyorican Soul
Mama Yemeya Trinidadian Deep Deep Love EP
No Distance Pacific Shore 12" single
From Your Heart Cats n' Dogz vs. Peter Bjorn 12" single
Aubergine's Escape The Expansions 12" single
Rain Dance Fat Jon The Ample Soul Physician Wave Motion
Average Fruit Quadron Quadron
Connected Stereo MCs Connected
Song Artist Album
Lerato Sisok feat. Tumi 12" single
Technology Plaza Melodic Recordings 12" single
The Way I See It Nature's Time 12" single
Workhorse Lusine My Brightest Diamond 12" single
Holding Back California M.ono Easydance E.P.
Somersault Jaidene Veda Wanderlust
Afreeka Capital Peoples Amazonica (1999-2004)
Stick Around Dr. Dundiff with Ian Ewing 12" single
Bochum Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND 12" single
Gimme All Your Love Alabama Shakes Sound & Color
Fragil Sabrina Malheiros Dreaming
Spank Love The Stuyvesants 12" single
Promise Me Love Malik Alston feat. Laronn Dolley 12" single
The Memory Roy Ayers Ubiquity Vibrations
How We Do Dis Jneiro Jarel Timeless Vol. 1
Song Artist Album
Empress of the Deep Raw Honey feat. Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Pleasuredome (Keep Schtum Edit) Frankie Goes to Hollywood 12" single
Forest St. Blue Pat Van Dyke Winter in Jakarta
Believe in Me (Libation Vocal) Pirahnahead & Diviniti 12" single
Third Cup Eddie Fisher The Third Cup
Danger Ahead (DJ Hen Boogie Subliminal Deep Dub) Vanessa Daou Light Sweet Crude (Act One: Hybrid)
Messenger Potatohead People Big Luxury
Invocation Black Bottom Collective People Mover
Mirror Reflecting Sculptured Music feat. LaVeda Davis 12" single
When Love Calls Atlantic Starr Secret Lovers...The Best Of Atlantic Starr
When the Morning Comes Alton Miller feat. Amp Fiddler 12" single
Feel Free Brandon Williams feat. Frank McComb XII
I Need Your Love Antigua Deep 12" single
Players (Instrumental) Slum Village Fantastic Vol. 2
Science Test Instrumental Big Foot Beats 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 119

April 13, 2015

Playing an exotic selection of deep house, techno, future soul, b-sides and rare grooves.

Song Artist Album
Nothing Can Stop Us (Masters at Work re-mix) Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha
Dieu Reconnaitra Les Siens DJ Cam Mad Blunted Jazz
The Gift of Time Jean Luc-Ponty The Gift of Time
Dahlia Petals Galimatias 12" single
Deep Burnt The Grand Broule Choir & Pepe Braddock The Burning
Blind Malena Perez Offering
We Killed Our Probation Worker Glenn Astro 12" single
Southern Freez Sonzeira Brasil Bam Bam Bam
Road Runner (Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND re-mix) Wayne Snow 12" single
Ouverture Evil Needle 12" single
First True Love Affair Jimmy Ross First True Love Affair
Blue & Green Cecilia Stalin Step Like A Giant
What You Sippin' On Penthouse, Penthouse 12" single
Pieces of You Nu Tone 12" single
Music, Harmony, Rhythm Optik 12" single

The Progressive Underground Show 118

April 6, 2015

Playing an exotic mix of techno, deep house, future soul, nu-jazz, b-sides and rare grooves.

Song Artist Album
I Think Frvr MelodiesInfonie WOHLKÄNGE
Gimme All Your Love Alabama Shakes Sound & Color
Softly (Veda Nu-Jazz Vocal Mix) Jaidene Veda Wanderlust
When You Sleep Black Bottom Collective People Mover
Technology Plaza Melodic Recordings feat. Sandi LaNae 12" single
J'aimerais Hocus Pocus 73 Touches
Hooked on Your Love Ron Trent Dance Classic
How We Do Dis Jneiro Jarel Timeless Volume 1
Loving You Dolls Combers feat. Tantra Zawadi 12" single
Recollection Keep Shelly In Athens Home
Do Dekor Jan Jelinek Loop-finding-jazz-records
Humpty Dumpty Marc Moulin Placebo Sessions 1971-1974
Play With Me Princess Freesia The Rainbow Ride
Real Old Cigar Pheo They Soulection
Godsend Brandon Williams feat. De'Sean Jones & Jon Dixon XII
Way Back When Brenda Russell Brenda Russell
Song Artist Album
Right There Anderson Paak Venice
You Live in My Head DELS Petals Have Fallen
Giving You All My Positivity Norvis Jr. 12" single
Song of the Wind Gregory Porter Issues Of Life - Features And Remixes
You Are Jimpster Messages From The Hub
Long Weekend D'Marc Cant 12" single
Smoothpipe Flamingo Starr 12" single
Sunday Sunlight (Delano Smith remix) Kerri Chandler 12" single
Near the Black Forest Vanessa Daou Zipless
Roundabout Alfabet 12" single
Healing Magic Zulu Mafia feat. Tantra Zawadi 12" single
More Than Amp Fiddler Basementality 2
Hand & Glove Lilac Jeans feat. LaVeda Davis 12" single
Heaven Such 12" single
Seasons (Waiting on You) Future Islands & BadBadNotGood 12" single
Song Artist Album
Breezin' Basil Hardhouse City Streets EP
Beautiful Criminal ALX 12" single
Satisfied Jovonn 12" single
Deep Surprise Samantha James 12" single
Fantasized Charles Webster feat. Emilie Chick 12" single
For You Dawn Pemberton Say Somethin'
Love Undone Lost Midas 12" single
Deep Talkin' Trinidadian Deep The Offering EP
Ride My Dub Bill Callahan Have Fun With God (Dream River In Dub)
Afreeka Capital Peoples Amazonica (1999-2004)
Latenight Munchies Kadhja Bonet 12" single
I Need Your Love Antigua Deep feat. Jamila 12" single
Coolin' Out Prince Ali Corner Ensemble
Charms Seven Davis Jr. ROAD KILL Vol. 4

The Progressive Underground Show 117

March 30, 2015

Song Artist Album
Afreeka Capital Peoples Amazonica (1999-2004)
Latenight Munchies Kadhja Bonet 12" single
I Need Your Love Antigua Deep feat. Jamila 12" single
Coolin' Out Prince Ali Corner Ensemble
Charms Seven Davis Jr. ROAD KILL Vol. 4
Missing Beck Guero
All Out Anna Lunoe 12" single
Of No Avail Yellowstraps 12" single
California Girls NoMBe 12" single
Love is the Message MFSB Love is the Message
I Can Take It Theo Parrish 12" single
Gimme All Your Love Alabama Shakes Sound & Color
Humdum Mehbian 12" single
Story of Love Cecilia Stalin & Khari Cabral 12" single
Right Here DJ Mitsu the Beats feat. Dwele 12" single
Song Artist Album
Sister (Afro Mix) Montefroid 12" single
Menino Patricia Marx Patricia Marx
Welcome to the Pleasuredome (Keep Schtum Edit) Frankie Goes to Hollywood 12" single
Mona Lisa Daye Jack 12" single
Evrbdd (Tagi's Solar Remix) Sly Johnson 12" single
Call Me Kali Uchis 12" single
Glints Frits Wentink Rarely Pure, Never Simple
You Want Poems Jessica Care Moore The Legend of Jessi James
Be With Me Melo B. Jones 12" single
Sunnin' Catalyst 2000 Black: The Good Good
L.O.V.E. Black Bottom Collective People Mover
Groove On Borrowed Identity & Mechanical Soul Brother Caps And Chords EP
Brown Lashaun Phoenix Kotoran The Space Between the Rain
Science Test Instrumental Big Foot Beats 12" single
Soledad The Chakachas Chakachas
Song Artist Album
Young Black Mind Dolphin 12" single
Intimidate Brandon Williams feat. DeNaun Porter & Pharoah Monche XII
Round We Go Hawk House A Little More Elbow Room
Burn Inohs Sivad Fourward
Learning to Love Me Charles Webster feat. DIVINITI House Masters
Montara Bobby Hutcherson feat. The Roots and Jazzyfatnastees The New Groove (The Blue Note Remix Project Volume 1)
This Blue Hour Vanessa Daou Slow to Burn
Softly (Veda Nu-Jazz Vocal Mix) Jaidene Veda Wanderlust
Real Old Cigar Pheo They Soulection
Gifts of Love Deeperholic feat. Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd 12" single
Idle Time Paul Randolph This Is... What It Is
Sculptured Music Mirror feat. LaVeda Davis 12" single
Lock Down Jneiro Jarel Three Piece Puzzle
Nowhere I Can Go Clara Hill All I Can Provide
I Think frvr Melodiesinfonie WOHLKÄNGE

The Progressive Underground Show 116

March 23, 2015 on The Progressive Underground

We unveil exclusive new material and bump the best in deep house, future soul, nu-jazz, b-sides and rare grooves.

Song Artist Album
Science Test Instrumental Big Foot Beats 12"
Messenger Potatohead People feat. Mosaic & Sorceress Big Luxury
Traders II Dan Shake feat. Rennie Foster Out of Sight EP
About Last Night Paul Randolph This Is... What It Is
Floatin' With Louise Evil Needle 12" single
Ozel AB Karim Bey Crimes EP
Cairo Butcher Brown All Purpose Music
Ghosts Ibeyi Ibeyi
Foolin' JMSN JMSN
Moving In Kerri Chandler The Thing For Linda EP
Magic Love (Chocky Remix) T. Ruggieri 12" single
It'll Be Over The Supreme Jubilees It'll Be Over
Rotation Herb Alpert Rise
Love of a Lifetime King Britt feat. Twyla w/Vikter Duplaix On The Seventh - Park Hyatt Chicago
Orisa (Atjazz Love Soul Remix) Atjazz with Gilles Peterson's & Havana Cultura Band More Than A Remix
Song Artist Album
Black Russian DVS-1 12" single
Epiphany Greenskeepers Pleetch
Grimm Rick Wade The Grimm World Of Tones
Technology Technology Plaza Recordings 12" single
Evolution of the Beast (Autechre Mix) Palm Skin Productions 12" single
Courage Talking Drums 12" single
In-flight Wave Beat Spacek Modern Streets
Little People (Black City) Matthew Dear Black City
Can We Pretend Trus' Me feat. Amp Fiddler In the Red
Trans-Europe Express Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express
King Tubby Meets the Rockers Ernest Ranglin Below The Bassline
Teach Me A Love Song Jessica Care Moore The Legend of Jessi James
Cookie Raver Illumination This Is Illumination
Breezin' Basil Hardhouse City Streets EP
Overcome Stan Forebee 12" single
Song Artist Album
Cravin' (Joe's Deep House Mix) Joi 12" single
It's Your Life Joi Star Kitty's Revenge
Le Groove Rhodes Rene Breitbarth Le Rythme Korg E.P.
An Mitan Ke G'Ny 12" single
Bronx Theme DJ Cam 12" single
Chameleon Herbie Hancock Head Hunters
For You Hazel Playground
I Need Your Love Jamila 12" single
Change All Over Me Indy Soul feat. Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd 12" single
The Way LaVeda Davis 12" single
Indigo LeXus Nostalgia
Fugue States Vanessa Daou Slow To Burn
Now I Know Brandon Williams feat. Jesse Boykins III & Robert Glasper XII
Live for the Night (DJ Spinna re-mix) Pirahnahead & Diiniti 12" single
Softly Jaidene Veda Wanderlust

The Progressive Underground Show 115

March 16, 2015 on The Progressive Underground

Song Artist Album
Softly (Veda Nu Jazz Vocal Mix) P60 feat. Jaidene Veda 12" single
Technology Plaza Melodic Recordings 12" single
The World of Aquarius Shoebox Electric Blue
Overcome Stan Forebee 12" single
I Hope We Never Break Up Emmavie feat. Ego Ella May 12" single
Evrbdd (Tagi's Solar Remix) Sly Johnson 12" single
Esperando Minha Vez Azymuth Azimuth
Science Test Instrumental Big Foot Beats 12" single
Inflight Wave Beat Spacek Modern Streets
La Brea Alex Isley 12" single
Only Grace (Kai Alce Interpretation Mix) Jay Ka feat. Paula King 12" single
U & I JONGPADAWAN 12" single
LIttle People (Black City) Matthew Dear Black City
Cruise Akuji Oceans
Detroit Moonstarr 12" single
Don't You Worry About a Thing Roselien Truth EP
Song Artist Album
Lay Me Down (Pomo re-mix) Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour
Something About You Level 42 World Machine
Music is my Sanctuary Gary Bartz Music Is My Sanctuary
Love Undone Lost Midas 12" single
Here We Go Again Lost Midas 12" single
Crying for Love Manoo & Francois A. Southport Weekender Volume 9
Highway Drive Butcher Brown All Purpose Music
Rocker (Spiritchaser Mix) Erin Leah & N'Dinga Gaba 12" single
You Want Poems Jessica Care Moore 12" single
Live for the Night Pirahnahead & Diviniti 12" single
Circulate Swing Out Sister Get In Touch With Yourself
Hill Climb The Baker Brothers Hear No Evil
Danger Ahead Vanessa Daou Light Sweet Crude (Act One: Hybrid)
Coolin' Out Prince Ali 12" single
Interview at Honolulu Lone Lemurian
Song Artist Album
To Da Bonee Johannes Albert The H.A.N.S. EP - Volume 2
Night Cap LaShaun Phoenix Kotaran The Space Between the Rain
Skyscrapers Wits 12" single
This Day Is Mine Malena Perez Free to Fly
Elephants in Love Jean Luc-Ponty Fables
Seven Days in Sunny June Jamiroquai Dynamite
Everything Brandon Williams feat. Matt Cuson XII
As She Moves Raybone Jones 12" single
All Is Forgiven Alekesam 12" single
Really Bluemind Om: Chilled Volume 2
Healing Magic Zulu Mafia feat. Tantra Zawadi 12" single
More Than Amp Fiddler Basementality 2
Hand & Glove Lilac Jeans feat. LaVeda Davis 12" single
Heaven Such Trial & Error
Seasons (Waiting on You) Future Islands & BadBadNotGood 12" single