|Born||15 December 1972|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Electronica, house, hip hop|
|Occupations||Producer, songwriter, remixer|
|Labels||Universal, Sony, Warner, Disney, Ultra, IDJ, RCA Records, Columbia Records, Atlantic Records, Interscope Records, Jive Records, Mercury Records, Hollywood Records, Capitol Records, Epic Records|
|Website||http://www.jasonnevins.com/, http://www.twitter.com/jasonnevins, http://www.facebook.com/therealjasonnevins|
Jason Nevins (born December 15, 1972) 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 US rap group Run–D.M.C.. He achieved his first global recognition in 1998 with his 1997 production of Run-D.M.C’s “It’s Like That” which had close to 5 million worldwide sales and over 1 million in sales in both Germany and the UK. In 2001, he pioneered the “Dance-rock sound” while working on tracks for Duran Duran and others. He also started producing his own works again. Many of his songs, productions and remixes were used in films, TV advertisements and video games.
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–D.M.C.'s "It's Like That" which was released under the title 'Run–DMC vs. Jason Nevins', reaching #1 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 1997" from the #1 slot. 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–D.M.C.'s "It's Tricky", 2 Live Crew's "We Want Some Pussy!" 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 in the UK chart. Also off the Sanctuary album, I'm 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 and 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) and Greg Holden (who wrote the hit song "Home" for Phillip Phillips)—a U.S. single for Jermaine Paul, the winner of the second 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. The song peaked at #2 on iTunes and at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has amassed over 2.5 million in sales.
Productions and songwriting (highlights)
- Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly "Cruise" (Republic Nashville) [producer of Nelly remix version]
- Mika featuring Ariana Grande - "Popular Song" (Universal Republic) [producer and mixer of Ariana Grande version]
- Amy Weber, Jason Nevins & Sean Kingston - "Dance of Life (Come Alive)" [producer, co-writer and mixer]
- Joel Crouse - "That's Why God Made Love Songs" (Showdog/ Universal) [additional production/ arrangement]
- Jermaine Paul - "I Believe in This Life" (Universal Republic) [producer and co-writer]
- Vicci Martinez - "I Can Love" (Universal Republic) [producer, co-writer and mixer]
- Vicci Martinez - "Hold Me Darlin'" (Universal Republic) [producer, co-writer and mixer]
- Runner Runner - "Unstoppable" (Capitol) [co-writer]
- Myname - "We Made It" (Digz Japan) [co-writer]
- Duran Duran - "(Reach Up for the) Sunrise" - additional production on the album version [additional production and mixer]
- Chemistry - "Yoake-Dawn" (Sony Music Japan) [co-writer]
- Jason Nevins featuring Greg Nice - "Candyman" (Ultra) [producer, co-writer and mixer]
- Jason Nevins - "Open Ur Mind" (Ultra) [producer, co-writer and mixer]
- Jason Nevins vs. Dannii Minogue - "Touch Me Like That" (AATW) [producer, co-writer and mixer]
- Jason Nevins featuring Holly James - "I'm in Heaven" (Free2Air/ Edel) [Writer,producer and mixer]
Albums (as artist)
- 1993: Red/Green CD
- 2000: Uni-Vs-Al (Universal)
- 2003: Pushing It Hard
- 2005: The Funk Rocker
- 2006: Pushing It Harder: The Lost Tapes
DJ mixed compilations
- 2002: Club Mix USA (Tycoon Records/Sony Music Canada)
- 2004: Virgin Records Dance Hits (Virgin Records)
- 2007: High School Musical 2: Non-Stop Dance Party (Disney Records) [Remixed entire album & DJ mixed]
- 2008: Dance Anthems 2 (Thrive Records)
- 2009: Ultra.Dance, Vol. 10 (Ultra Music)
- 2009: Ultra Weekend 5 (Ultra Music)
- 2010: Jersey Shore Soundtrack (Universal Republic)