Steely Dan, Mayor Hawthorne, Bruno Mars
We stumbled across this super fun, R&B outfit in Iceland during a visit to Reykjavik. A local suggested checking them out since they had a #1 hit on the Iceland charts. (FYI, Iceland has only 300,000 inhabitants—the same amount of people as Oakland, CA.) Known to most as the “vanguard of Icelandic soul,” Moses Hightower mix Hammond organ, electronics, horns and upright bass, to create a funky, breezy, sometimes dreamy sound that conjures a feel of Steely Dan meets Mayor Hawthorne.