Universe Media is a young company with and old and wise head on its shoulders! UK independent multi label & media agency “Universe Media”is specializing in the super cool world of underground dance music but with a touch of the unexpected.
Headed by “Martina Lancaster” with 20yrs in the music business providing a platform for experienced & young, upcoming artist’s to express themselves. “Universe Media” provides DJ’s, singers, songwriters & musicians the complete solution package for their career media needs. Including digital, CD & vinyl music release, distribution, artist management, project management & promotion, executive production, songwriting, publishing, social networking, websites, artwork, copyright & contract advice.
CEO,Martina has worked passionately on the music industry since the heady days of the early 90′s . Hailing from North London (at the time a hot bed of activity on the dance world) she used to sit in of sessions with (Judge) Jules , Michael Skins and Eddie during the Tomahawk days from 1993, Back in the early nineties she also worked with Sperm Records,Trevor Fung , Danny Rampling,Cleveland City, Pukka Records, and Pulsate Records.. Martina then went on to set up Strapped Records (before Skint ) ‘cos she was broke at the time.
She ran and owned “Jump Start Leads” a successful licensing oufit that took early Drum N Bass / Jungle and soulful house music to Germany , France, Holland , Asia and Russia . Her D&B artists Banaczech went on to win Radio 1′s JUDGE & THE JURY and were signed to Partizan records. She speaks German fluently and was the first uk dance act to tour Russia and South Africa with Pizzaman.. Jumpstart Leads licensed tracks and remixes to Virgin, Polygram, Inferno, CNR, Arcade, Edel, Positiva, Chocolate Boy, Distance, HedKandi , Manifesto Records.
She was the tour Manager and managed the project PIZZAMAN from 1995 . Pizzaman had success with Trippin on Sunshine , Sex On the Streets & Happiness. . This was Norman Cook’s Pizza Man project before he settled down with the Fat Boy mocker in the mid nineties for 3 years.
From 1995 she has headed up Defender / Nitedance records as licensing manager and then shareholder . Artist rosta that included Glen Underground, DJ Spen, MoodII Swing, Joy Malcolm, Lenny Fontana, MAW, Mousse T, DJ Disciple, Spiritual Masters and many more.
“Universe Media” and sister labels “DCSTrax & Universe City” boast’s huge success in record sales with multi top ten chart hits, and continues to support vinyl.
The label roster continues to expand with some of the biggest stars in world dance music.