Thanks for that mixing contest.
Here is my mix.
I added nothing to the production. Just because I am too lazy and have too many cats to feed.
I chose to make a “clean verse / saturated chorus” approach, because I liked the sound of the"clean" moments.
It also brought variation to the song, so I took the risk of being heavily bashed by a big Al who rocks.
I know how difficult it is to judge mixes when you compare them directly.
I think you have to listen to each one with fresh ears.
By example, from the moment you listen to another mix with say too much mids or highs, this one becomes dull and light. But with fresh ears I think it’s how I wanted it to sound (from the sources I had).
Mixing contests are more an art form than a quantizable competition, so I just wanna say thanks again and good luck to everybody!
See you soon,