buzz★Vibes “Screamin’ 2nite” (Review)

Showtaro Morikubo and Shinnosuke

buzz★Vibes, unit consisting of Showtaro Morikubo and keyboard player/music composer Shinnosuke have finally debuted. Screamin’ 2nite is a complete surprise, especially if you were expecting this unit to sound like Morikubo‘s solo work.

Title: Screamin' 2nite
Label: Lantis
Release date: 23/08/2017
Genre: Disco


1 - Screamin' 2nite

Track analysis:

1 – Screamin’ 2nite

If you’re hoping to find Showtaro Morikubo rocking, then you’ll be surprised with this song. There are no heavy guitar riffs – Morikubo‘s trademark -, no edgy solos, no high throttle melodies. Think of Screamin’ 2nite as Morikubo‘s take on Daisuke Ono‘s dance songs. It sounds exactly like that. Brass, slap bass, retro synths/percussion and funky guitar riffs play a major role in taking us back to the 60’s/70’s disco night fever. The fact that buzz★Vibes embraced disco pop caught us off guard but not in a bad way. Morikubo and Shinnosuke know what they are doing with the song and what we got was an addictive, danceable instrumental with a rich, melodic vocal performance. This is the complete opposite to Morikubo‘s solo career but we’re actually fond of this fresh new sound. To the dancefloor we go!

Final rating:

The song can be purchased on iTunes Store, animelo mix, and mora.

Vanessa Silva
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Also, the only person managing everything The Hand That Feeds HQ related. In 2011, I stumbled upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus". Since then I have been writing about male seiyuu music. You may find me writing almost essays whenever music is really good (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). I also host the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).





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