Prophet was an enigmatic synth-funk artist from San Francisco. His album Right on Time came out some time in the mid-80s, but the exact year is debated, as it’s not printed on the sleeve. This was pretty obscure stuff until this May, when Nite Jewel covered ‘Tonight’.
It’s clearly been a big influence on NJ and other lo-fi disco artists, but I reckon that Daft Punk and Justice may have heard this too. It’s got that choppy, disconnected sound they’ve used, although it was clearly made without the help of computers.