Following thirty years of aural absence, underground Bay Area producer, instrumentalist and vocalist Prophet returns to a much larger sonic stage. Previously known only to a niche crowd, Prophet first caught the attention and adoration of Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf with his 1984 debut Right On Time – a record showcasing Prophet’s lo-fi, synth-saturated boogie style and vigorous vocal performances.
Prophet revitalizes his elegant ’80s essence with his upcoming full-length Wanna Be Your Man, a robust collection of seven new compositions and three classics that transcend time with a modern but undeniably retro-tinged sound. Wanna Be Your Man doesn’t come out until Friday but you can enjoy a free download of one of the oldies-turned-new and featuring L.A.’s Nite Jewel (who had previously covered the song on her own) and boogie ’til the sun sets with “Tonight”.
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