"Club Zanzibar" is as much a reference to the Tanzanian archipelago as it is to the eponymous nightclub, open during the 80s and located in Newark, New Jersey. Much like the Paradise Garage in Manhattan, Club Zanzibar is where the garage scene was invented and defined, but in an even freer and wilder form. Using some of the African music samples unearthed by the club¹s DJs to pep up their sets, the Rituel track celebrates this freedom with a tribal and sensual groove, an anthemic chorus and a theremin finale that is viciously acidic.
The music video tells a story about five mysterious characters heading to a secret place to perform a ritual. The enigmatic world the characters come from is a mixture between ancient and modern. A dancing ritual is changing its forms, but the meaning stays the same- dance, reach the trance state, enjoy, loose yourself, forget your ego.
Music: "Club Zanzibar (Radio Version)"
Composed, produced and programmed by Rituel (Christophe Monier and Thomas Regnault). Copyright control ISRC FR-R63-13-04162. Taken from the EP "Deux". © 2013 Micronautics
Directed by Terrible Twins in collaboration with Gerda le Fou and Linas Justice
Art Director- Terrible Twins
Produced and edited by Terrible Twins
Camera- Linas Justice & Gerda le Fou
Costumes by Agne Biskyte and Terrible Twins
Terrible Twins- terribletwins.co.uk
Gerda Le Fou- vimeo.com/krutaja
Linas Justice- vimeo.com/linasjustice
Agne Biskyte- bisabis.eu/bis-a-bis.html