Jason Nevins (born 1974) is a songwriter, producer and remixer, who is most widely known for his pop dance productions, including his multi-platinum, multi-million selling production of "It's Like That" by USrap group Run-D.M.C..
In the early 1990s, Nevins began releasing singles under various monikers through various dance labels, but achieved global recognition in 1998 with his 1997 production of Run-DMC's "It's Like That" which was released under the title 'Run-DMC vs. Jason Nevins', reaching #1 in the Pop chart in over 30 countries, with close to 5 million worldwide sales and over 1 million in sales in both Germany and the United Kingdom. In the UK, the single also halted the Spice Girls (then record) run of six consecutive #1s with their first six singles, holding the Spice Girls' seventh release, "Stop", at #2. The record also knocked Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" from the #1 slot in the Pop charts. In 1998, Nevins won an RTL television #1 Single award for the famous TV show, Top Of The Pops. The same year he also won a Comet Award for the #1 Dance Act.
Nevins followed up "It's Like That" with a string of hip-house remixes, with Run-DMC's "Tricky", 2 Live Crew's "We Want Some..." and Cypress Hill's "Insane In The Brain"; all featuring on his 1999 Sony album, Uni-Vs-Al (Universal). In 2001, he pioneered the "dance-rock sound" by add a rock vibe to his remixes and productions, working on tracks for artists as varied as N.E.R.D, Duran Duran and The Bloodhound Gang. Nevins has also revisited producing his own work, with a release on the UK based Sanctuary Records, entitled The Funk Rocker, in October 2004, and reached Top 5 airplay in Europe with his pseudonym, UKNY, with the track "I'm In Heaven", featuring vocals by Holly James. "Heaven" went to #9 Pop in the UK chart. Also off the Sanctuary album, "Im The Main Man", which featured parts from T-Rex's Marc Bolan landed a Coors Light Beer ad throughout the UK & Ireland. Coors launched the massive ad campaign using Nevins' track as the featured music for their commercial and campaign. In 2007, Nevins collaborated with Dannii Minogue on "Touch Me Like That", with a video being shot at Pinewood Studios in London.
Over the years, Nevins has had numerous songs, productions and remixes of his used in films, television advertisements and video games. Jason has had 37 Top 10 remixes & productions in the Billboard charts. In 2012, Nevins produced and co-wrote "I Believe In This Life" with Marius Moga (who has a song with Maroon 5) & Greg Holden (who wrote the hit song "Home" for Phillip Phillips)- a U.S. single for Jermaine Paul, the winner of the 2nd season of the massively popular TV show- The Voice on NBC.
In 2013 Nevins produced the Top 40 version for the #1 selling Country group Florida Georgia Line's hit single "Cruise" featuring superstar rapper Nelly. His idea of adding Nelly to the record also helped propel it to the top of the charts. As of April 2013, the song went to # 2 on iTunes, has been Mediasbase's Most Added records at Top 40 and is playing in numerous markets at Top 40 radio, gaining listeners and adding stations daily. As of August 2013- the Nevins version of "Cruise" feat Nelly peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot100 and has amassed over 1.7 million in sales.