Great to see the love for the Spirit mix, it's probably my favourite version. The bassline at the start is such a massive hook for me and I absolutely adore the expression and controlled power in the piano in the second breakdown. Would love to hear it in a club!
The production in the spirit mix is pretty good, however i just dont connect with the music for some reason...dont really know why. it sounds a bit too warm, too digital, bassline is better than most steroid trance but i still find it quite uninteresting and too subby. The beats does overall feel too programmed and lack the real drive and spontaneity I find in older tracks.
Pathfinder mix does the job better in some aspects but i find that one more "ploddy" overall which is a turnoff for me..
Honestly prefer the Pathfinder's style here, however the track progresses better in the Spirit Mix, so I'm torn between the two. Something is just missing from the Pathfinder mix to make it a 9/10 track, that's probably attention to detail, and the producer's experience. But I'm just in love with the style, proper progressive from the start of the millennium. Turns into an absolute beauty as it goes on. What a fantastic release.