The foundation, build and arrangement is pretty solid, the break has some magic but its PREDICTIBLE and safely constructed wihtout surprises. It has the same issues as Hutan vs Matahari for me and that shows how small things can get a tune from a 6 or 7 to a 9 out of 10. Especially the drums+bassline feels lazily arranged and the overall rhythms of it all feels a bit like a snoozefest. It lacks a bit of punch+boldness and also some energy and tension is missing. I really liked the boldness of Hutan.
I somehow missed the original back then. but thanks to Solarstone show I listened to it. They are all equally solid, pretty good actually. Alan Banks remix might by my favourite, since original is quite empty at places and Hoopoe is trying to recycle his sound from the latest production.
So it would 7-8/10 range for all the versions.
I remember the original well now I hear this. It was popular in this place wasn’t it? This remix by Hoopoe neaely slipped by me, it’s awesome. He has a baseline you can easily pick up on and the synths sound beautiful. But More energy and faster rhythm would have taken it up a few pegs, it does feel empty and loose tension at parts. No biggy though, I will be playing this for months I’m sure.