Welcome to Urbana Poppin' Champaign, Your Premier Urban Channel. UPC was established in May 2010 with a focus on introducing new music to the masses in hopes of creating a better bond between deserving artists and fans. We still believe in that statement, however, in addition to staying true to our roots with a steady flow of music, we now offer our readers the latest in style, art, and much more.
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Ultra Music Festival 2014 Compilation

Ultra Music Festival 2014 Compilation

Counting down the days until Ultra Music Festival 2014. Every year in Miami, UMF brings in thousands of visitors from across the globe. Entering Bayfront Park is like stepping into a a new world; a world where you cannot avoid the colorful bikinis, the sweet sun tickling your face and the desire to eternally groove. What better...
Midnight Conspiracy Announces Laser Fest Tour

Midnight Conspiracy Announces Laser Fest Tour

If you’re not yet familiar with Canopy Club’s Laser Fest Live Tour on Saturday, October 19th, here’s a quick refresher: Chicago’s Midnight Conspiracy will be hitting up Urbana to overload your senses with crazy laser lights and heavy bass. They’ll be sharing the stage with spectacular, rising artists such as Disflow, Kyral x Banko and...
Interview: The Floozies

Interview: The Floozies

UPC recently had the honor of interviewing Mark Hill from The Floozies. The fraternal duo from Lawrence, Kansas provides their music at a time when it’s arguably needed most. Much like GRiZ and Big Gigantic, two acts that they have frequented the stage with their rise to fame, Matt and Mark Hill use live instrumentation, along...
Photos: Aokify America Tour in Chicago 10/4

Photos: Aokify America Tour in Chicago 10/4

The Aokify America Tour undeniably brought forth the freshest talent in electronic and hip-hop music last Friday on October 4th at UIC Pavilion. Steve Aoki dazzled his Chicago fans with his high energy and dirty beats, as well as Waka Flocka and Borgore, who graced the stage. They showcased their diverse musical talents and ability to command the dance floor. Grammy...
Big Gigantic - Love Letters ft. Sabina Sciubba

Big Gigantic – Love Letters ft. Sabina Sciubba

Catching us all off guard, Big Gigantic strays away from their usual deep bass sounds and heavy drops in their latest release “Love Letters” featuring Sabina Sciubba of the Brazilian Girls. Sabina’s haunting yet sultry vocals deeply express the gloomy, heart-stricken love lyrics. With a perfect touch of sax, the well produced track has a...
Bassnectar Announces Immersive Music Tour 2013

Bassnectar Announces Immersive Music Tour 2013

Bassnectar will be taking over Bloomington, IL at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum on Friday, October 4th. Featuring artists like Koan Sound and Andreilien (Heyoka), The Immersive Music Tour will blow your mind with state of the art light shows and enough bass to fill the entire stadium. Doors open at 6PM to all ages. You can...
Goldroom - Embrace (Vocal Stem)

Goldroom – Embrace (Vocal Stem)

This track may not be the finished version, but Goldroom’s vocal stem “Embrace” is worthy enough to stand alone, without any beats backing it up. The chilling, heartfelt lyrics seem to truly speak from the heart. You can check out the true version of this song on Soundcloud and Bandcamp, where the mastermind behind this...
Big Gigantic Announces Sky High Tour

Big Gigantic Announces Sky High Tour

Known for their futuristic compositions and groovy sax improvisations, Big Gigantic will be showcasing their brilliant sound at Canopy Club on Monday, October 14th as part of their Sky High Tour this fall. The electronic act never ceases to amaze their fans and continuously progresses their music to new horizons. Originating from Boulder, CO., Big...
Miami Horror - Real Slow ft. Sarah Chernoff

Miami Horror – Real Slow ft. Sarah Chernoff

Hailing from the land down under, Miami Horror have finally graced the airwaves with their latest single “Real Slow,” featuring vocalist Sarah Chernoff. The Melbourne based four member group just recently relocated to L.A. and have been experimenting with new sounds these last few months. Their new single sticks to their original sound, fusing glittery...
Kings of Twerk Back 2 School Party in Champaign, IL on 8/29

Kings of Twerk Back 2 School Party in Champaign, IL on 8/29

As fall semester finally kicks into gear, Heartland and Certified Dope present “Kings of Twerk Back 2 School Party” at The High Dive in Champaign, IL this Thursday, August 29th at 10:00PM. Featuring Chicago legends of Trap and Juke, DJ Gant Man and Zebo will sure get your booty bouncing and start the year off...
Disclosure - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Disclosure – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Guy and Howard Lawrence, better known by their stage name Disclosure, have recently graced the airwaves at Pete Tong’s legendary “BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix” studio. The brothers from England have quickly ascended within the ranks of EDM with their exemplary debut album Settle. Since the release of their album on June 3, 2013, the duo...
Nicole Moudaber - Give Me Body ft. Me

Nicole Moudaber – Give Me Body ft. Me

With deep beats and sexual vocals, Nicole Moudaber‘s “Give Me Body” single will get you grinding and shaking your ass on the dance floor. Nicole is known for her strong percussion and punchy bass, proving this Londoner to be an unstoppable force, as two of her recent remixes topped the Beatport Techno Chart for weeks on end. It’s...