Well this is sort of random, but anything Halo-related is extremely welcome, especially considering we’re all suffering from Halo: Reach Beta Fever! The DJ duo known as Tritonal have remixed Michael Salvatori’s “Never Forget” from Halo 3 into an utterly delicious trance groove. Even better is that they are offering it up as a free download! Grab a glowstick and an Unggoy dance partner and come inside for a listen.
Tritonal is Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed and the two of them have taken an already majestic and familiar piece of music and morphed it into an epic trance anthem that should instantly appeal to both Halo gamers and trance aficionados alike. Thinking back on it, this seems like such an obvious piece to give the trance treatment to, I am surprised no one in the pro-DJ realm had thought of it yet.
The base melody will be familiar to anyone who has booted up a copy of Halo 3 (I think there are a couple of you out there) and the quick addition of trance instrumentation and rhythms makes the vibe come together perfectly. There’s no reason other DJ’s should hesitate in mixing this into their sets for something unique sounding.
The track is being offered as a free download from Mugasha, for just a newsletter sign up. Now I don’t have my Halo 3 soundtrack sitting with me, so I can’t check to see if “Never Forget” was a co-composition between Salvatori and Marty O’Donnell, so I will at least name check Mr. O’Donnell here anyway, because he has been very cool to me on the occasions I have met him and its hard not to mention him when writing about the music of the Halo ‘verse.
Ah how I love Twitter, for without it, I wouldn’t have known about this remix. If you are into these kinds of sounds you might want to follow @Mugasha or the guys behind @Tritonal. You can stay in touch with me as well via @LinerNotes.