Right On Time

Stones Throw

Released: 3rd August 2018

Limited 7".
Pure cosmic soul gold, Prophet's 1984 track Right On Time fulfils all your desires for DIY, outsider soul funk and then some. Long before a generation of hipsters started excavating 80s soul music for home-made productions that made a virtue of distortion and lo fi, Baton Rouge's Prophet was channeling his contemporary Prince's funk into his own signature. Right On Time is awash with wooshes, a tinny funk held down by a drum machine and popped bass notes jumping around your ears. Intrepid listeners might notice the flip Tonight from Nite Jewel sets - Ramona Gonzalez has recorded a faithful cover of Prophet's original - but here it's buried in satisfying crunch and soulful desperation