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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Gramatik Live in Urbana, IL on 3/3

Gramatik Live in Urbana, IL on 3/3

The last time EDM sensation Gramatik performed in Champaign-Urbana, he was tearing up Oregon Street at the 2015 ILL Rock Block Party. The 31-year-old Slovenian artist is slated for his return to The Canopy Club this Thursday, March 3. Known for his mixture of electro thumps and hip-hop beats, Gramatik recently finished his new album Epigram and will...
Contest: Win Tickets to Midnight Conspiracy in Urbana, IL on 2/22

Contest: Win Tickets to Midnight Conspiracy in Urbana, IL on 2/22

Midnight Conspiracy‘s Rays of RA Laser Fest will be invading Urbana, IL this Saturday, February 22nd, for a show at the Canopy Club. The 18+ event all kicks off at 8:30pm. When the dark, moody, and even ominous undertones of their hard-hitting, no-holds-barred bass drops and harmonic melodies lift, you’ll be left pondering a few things....
Contest: Win Tickets to MiM0SA in Urbana, IL on 12/3

Contest: Win Tickets to MiM0SA in Urbana, IL on 12/3

MiM0SA‘s Event Horizon Tour will be invading Urbana, IL next Tuesday, December 3rd, for a show at the Canopy Club. The 18+ event all kicks off at 9:00pm. First producing music at the tender age of 17, Bay Area’s own MiM0SA has been able to build a substantial name for himself these last few years with his...
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...
Contest: Win Tickets To Flux Pavilion in Urbana, IL on 9/25

Contest: Win Tickets To Flux Pavilion in Urbana, IL on 9/25

On Wednesday, September 25h, Flux Pavilion‘s Freeway Tour will be invading Urbana, IL for a show at the Canopy Club. Joining him will also be  Cookie Monsta, Brown and Gammon and local acts Kyral x Banko. The 18+ event opens it’s doors at 8pm. PSG has hooked UPC up with two (2) free tickets to the concert to giveaway to one lucky person. How do you win? Simple, follow...
Flux Pavilion Freeway Tour in Urbana, IL on 9/25

Flux Pavilion Freeway Tour in Urbana, IL on 9/25

Ladies and Gentlemen, mark your calendars! English DJ and dubstep producer Joshua Steele, better known as Flux Pavilion, will be making his first Freeway Tour stop at Canopy Club in Urbana, IL on September 25th thanks to Prime Social Group and Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment. Flux Pavilion has been sampled by artists such as Jay-Z,...
Skrillex - Essential Mix

Skrillex – Essential Mix

The infamous BBC Radio 1 proudly welcomed back Sonny Moore, better known as Skrillex, to the airwaves for his second installment of their wonderful program, Essential Mix. The eclectic setlist features a variety of artists such as Dog Blood, Knife Party, Flosstradamus, Alvin Risk, and much more. A full set list can be viewed below. As heard...
UPC.FM Vol. 2: Deep Bass (Hosted by Homemade Spaceship)

UPC.FM Vol. 2: Deep Bass (Hosted by Homemade Spaceship)

Artwork by ĐG. Coming at you with the second installment in our exclusive mix series, we bring you UPC.FM Vol. 2: Deep Bass hosted by our good friend from Chicago, Homemade Spaceship. Differing from his produced tracks, the mix is full of his select favorites ranging from dub, trap, to heavy house. You’re missing if you have...
Adventure Club - Superheroes Anonymous Vol. 1

Adventure Club – Superheroes Anonymous Vol. 1

Adventure Club has done it again with new megamix titled Superheroes Anonymous Volume 1. From house to dubstep to even working in some trap, this mix is 38 minutes of sheer awesomeness. The Canadian duo breathes new life into some of the most popular and readily played tracks of late. We cannot wait for the...
Minnesota - Equinox Mix

Minnesota – Equinox Mix

Never failing to please his fans, Minnesota was generous enough to unleash a promotional “Equinox” mix just before the release of his new EP. This rad blend contains seven original and remixed tracks, including two off his EP, “Bloom” and “Totem.” He’s known for taking his listeners on a melodic journey rather than just blasting...
J-Boogie - Dub Generation (Straighten' it Out)

J-Boogie – Dub Generation (Straighten’ it Out)

San Francisco resident DJ and producer, J-Boogie has been generating a very eclectic style of music for about 20 years. He has done no different with his mix “Dub Generation (Straighten’ it Out).” The artist describes this track as “a dub soul remix for the heads. Classic Ernie Hines vocals over a JSTAR reggae bass banger, I...
Contest: Win Tickets to Infected Mushroom in Chicago, IL on 3/09

Contest: Win Tickets to Infected Mushroom in Chicago, IL on 3/09

This Saturday, March 9th, Infected Mushroom‘s Fungus Amongus Tour will be invading the House of Blues in Chicago, IL. Also performing will be Nordjs and Randy Seidman. The 17+ event opens its doors at 8pm. Electronic dance music mega-legends, Infected Mushroom, are best known as the sonic innovators of the “Psychedelic (Psy) Trance” genre. Twice ranked amongst the world’s “10 Best...