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.
UPC Presents: Collab & Listen

UPC Presents: Collab & Listen

Once again, UPC is back puttin’ beats in your brain and booze in your belly, all night long. On Thursday, April 25th, the Canopy Club will play host to our latest event, Collab & Listen. Some of our favorite local artists will be delivering a tantalizing array of hip-hop, moombah, and trap, with performances by...
Major Lazer - Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 2

Major Lazer – Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 2

In continuing anticipation of the delayed unveiling of his Free The Universe LP, Major Lazer just released the second installment of the Lazer Strikes Back trilogy. Featuring Baauer and Flosstradamus (among others), this chapter manages to span trap, happy house, and moombahton in an appropriately disjointed 17 minute journey. Each lull revs you up for whatever...
Infected Mushroom - Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1

Infected Mushroom – Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1

Israeli power group, Infected Mushroom, released Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1, a four track EP released through Dim Mak Records. The duo team have no problem experimenting with genres and always evolving their sound. From psytrance to dubstep, the artists are able to captivate their fans, creating a psychedelic listening experience. With heavy bass lines,...
Flosstradamus - B⚠NNED 2

Flosstradamus – B⚠NNED 2

Continuing to push the boundaries of the music world, Chicago mega duo Flosstradamus, comprised of Curt Cameruci (aka Autobot) and Josh Young (aka J2K), have released their latest mixtape B⚠NNED 2. With their listeners in mind, Flosstradamus once again produces a diverse 30-minute mix of heavy-hitting hip-hop, thumping trap, hyphy house, and just about every sound in...