V8 Great that you had a listen, V8! Yup, I added piano, a synth bass, bits of percussion, a lilt from the flute and some sound effects. I missed two items in the stems: the arpeggiated bass line present during verses, and the piano (such a great sound in the original!)
I hear you on the tambourine. When I created the beat it sounded wonky without something consistent in it, hence the tambourine. I agree that you have to think carefully about how the rhythm section gels. I didn't want to create a straight up house rhythm, but in hindsight you want bass and drums to truly groove together. On bringing out the best, did you see Dishan Abrahams on That Pedal Show? He demonstrates so nicely how placement of bass notes informs the feel the rhythm section has. And here's the link:
I have just finished watching the Bob Power mixing masterclass and omg, there is so much to learn and to try out! Well worth the time spent.