Here we have the newest release from Norwegian born Omnitica, “Straw Hat Pirates.” Dedicated to and inspired by the popular Japanese anime One Piece, “Straw Hat Pirates” is a genre-defying tune that leaves you saying “I’m not quite sure what just happened, but I loved it!”
The track opens with a slow orchestral build mixed in with Japanese soundbites from the TV show. This build up leads into a massive first drop, a synth/keyboard heavy “piratestep” breakdown reminiscent of Captain Jack Sparrow and the Jolly Roger.
From there, Eirik Brunvoll (Omnitica) takes the listener on a journey through both calm and stormy waters, all the while keeping the dance floor moving. With a plethora of clips from the show for good measure, “Straw Hat Pirates” is an example of what would happen if a heavy electronic song collided with a boatful of pirates. Omnitica was nice enough to offer up the song for free download. I highly recommend keeping an eye out for this kid; at only 19, the sky is the limit for young Omnitica and if “Straw Hat Pirates” is any indication of what’s to come, we all have reason to be very excited.