Young American Primitive

Young American Primitive

Real Name:
Greg Scanavino
Profile:
Prominent American producer/remixer, and one of the more popular acts to originate from the Bay Area's early 90s house scene. Released several 12"s and one full length CD on the San Francisco based label ZoëMagik, and made several compilation appearances, culminating with the sample heavy "These Waves" being included on Sasha and Digweed's Northern Exposure mix album. Apparently impressed by his remixing skills (as displayed on the Geffen released Stone Roses' single "Begging You"), Scanavino was signed by Geffen in '96 and finished his second full length album in late '97. The track "Beyond" was slated for single release in November '97 (complete with music video created by San Fransisco based multimedia studio Mind's Eye Media), and the album, titled "African Cosmopolitan", was slated for a January '98 release, however, neither saw the light of day, and YAP was apparently dropped from the label.

Scanavino returned briefly to the electronic music scene in 2001 performing remix duties on two popular progressive house tracks, as well as collaborating with fellow American producer and DJ Jimmy Van M and vocalist Terra Deva on the fantastic "Forget Time". In 2005, he contributed the track "Voyage To The Great Attractor" to DJ Jonathan Lisle for the second volume in Bedrock's Original Series, but has remained relatively inactive for the most part.
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Young American Primitive Discography

Albums

Young American Primitive Young American Primitive (Album) ZoëMagik Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Young American Primitive African Cosmopolitan (Album) Geffen Records US 1997 Sell This Version
none Young American Primitive Remixes Rare Unreleased 1(CDr, Album) Not On Label none US 2010 Sell This Version
none Young American Primitive Continuing Transmission(CDr, Album) Not On Label none US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Young American Primitive Young American Primitive ZoëMagik Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Young American Primitive Y.A.P. (Angels Hand) ZoëMagik Records US 1993 Sell This Version
SPT 010 Young American Primitive Angels Hand (Richie Hawtin Remixes)(12", Promo) Sound Proof Recordings SPT 010 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Young American Primitive Pangaea / These Waves Sound Proof Recordings, Sound Proof Recordings UK 1997 Sell This Version
YAPLAB001 Young American Primitive Voyage To The Great Attractor / Mother Earth Dream(12") YAPLAB Recordings YAPLAB001 US 2005 Sell This Version
005 Young American Primitive beyond belief 2010(File, Single) yaplab 005 2010
Young American Primitive Into Infinity (Single) YAPLAB Recordings US 2011 Sell This Version
SB002 Young American Primitive Stellarator / Event Horizon(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label SB002 US Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Alabama 3, Young American Primitive Alabama 3, Young American Primitive - Woke Up This Morning / Pangea(Cass, Promo) Geffen Records none US 1997 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Van M & Young American Primitive Feat. Terra Deva Jimmy Van M & Young American Primitive Feat. Terra Deva - Forget Time(CDr, Promo) Bliss Productions none US 2002 Sell This Version