Listen to “Peach Fuzz”:
Prophet, a multi-instrumentalist and cult 80s funk musician, just released his first album in thirty years May 11th via Stones Throw Records, Wanna Be Your Man, produced by label mate Mndsgn .
Today, Tyler, The Creator released “Peach Fuzz,” a remix of Prophet’s title track “Wanna Be Your Man.” Listen here:
Prophet’s next live performance will be at The Growlers’ Beach Goth Festival on August 5th in LA.
More on Prophet:
Until this year, Prophet had only put his name to one album, a 1984 private-press record titled Right On Time . This record has since garnered a loyal following among funk record collectors, including Stones Throw Records’ founder Peanut Butter Wolf, a and goes for hundreds online and via Discogs.
After searching for Prophet for decades, Wolf finally connected with Prophet at a record store fair in 2012. Wolf then invited Prophet to open for Snoop Dogg and Dam-Funk at their “7 Days of Funk” release show. At this set, Prophet was introduced to producer and label mate Mndsgn. The two hit it off and started cooking up the music that would become Wanna Be Your Man.
The album is a journey through R&B, electronic funk and synth-pop and has made fans at the LA Tim es, Vice Noisey, Bandcamp, The Guardian, and more. Listen here: https://StonesThrow.lnk.to/WannaBeYourMan
PROPHET 2018 TOUR DATES
8/5/18 – BEACH GOTH FESTIVAL @ LA HISTORIC STATE PARK – LA, CA
PRAISE FOR WANNA BE YOUR MAN
“Featuring co-production by young beat-maker Mndsgn, “Wanna Be Your Man” seems to revel in its mechanical ways, as if the musicians were making music for break-dancing robots.”
–Los Angeles Times
“the high-spirited machine funk artist has entered a career renaissance”
“The music on ‘Wanna Be Your Man’ feels like 1984, but older, wiser, and smoother. There’s still the playful touches of psychedelia, but with a West Coast beat scene edge (to which he humbly credits Mndsgn’s production chops). ”
“This unsung folk hero previously released just one album, in 1984- now he’s back with this stupendously stuttering jam”
“Prophet is the very definition of a cult artist”
“A robust collection of seven new compositions and three classics that transcend time with a modern but undeniably retro-tinged sound”
“If you’ve ever dreamt of a record that sounds like early-Prince-meets-Dam-Funk or James-Ingram-gets-locked-in-a-studio-with-James-Pants then you’re in luck”
–Loud & Quiet
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