“Download: Rituel’s ‘Club Zanzibar (Extended Instrumental)’” by Darren Ressler, featured post on the home page of Big Shot, Wednesday 8 May 2013:
Rituel is the blossoming musical collaboration between Parisians Christophe Monier (The Micronauts) and Thomas Regnault (Dew Town Mayor). This month duo will release of their second EP, aptly dubbed Deux, featuring floor burners “Club Zanzibar” and “Nirvana Dance.” We’re pleased to debut the Extended Instrumental of the former, especially because Club Zanzibar in Newark, New Jersey holds a special place in our heart—it’s the place where we popped our house music cherry way, way back in the day and got to watch legendary resident Tony Humphries work the decks on a life-changing DJ set until the wee hours of the morning.
Clocking in at nearly nine minutes, the Extended Instrumental embodies the musical essence of the famed nightspot, opening with a dark, atmospheric sonic sprawl that slowly unfurls into a tough, tribal groove that’s accentuated by a sinewy melody line. Just like every DJ who played the famed club, this jam is destined to move bodies ’til the break of dawn. Download it now and get ready to sweat.
Rituel’s Deux is released May 27 on Micronautics. Catch Rituel at Le Jane Club in Paris on May 10.