"Headwarmer" is steady, moody and rocking all at the same time. It's got the kind of hugeness and polish that you'd expect out of Cocoon, but it's coolly restrained. "Blacktop Beauty," meanwhile, is more laidback with a dragging breakbeat and a subtle harmonic progression. Chris Fortier's remix is heavy on the Roland kit, using a 303 and an 808 along with a few other samples to create lots of tension. His prog days are evidently far behind him, but he employs lessons learned from that time, holding the tension effectively.
The Oilpanic remix toughens up the electro breakbeat of the original, and I've got a particular penchant for this kind of thing, so it's my favourite—although each person will have their preference on this release. (The DJ feedback thus far quickly makes this clear). "Oilpanic" is a pretty good conceptual starting point for a description of the track actually: The hard hitting bass hook is made from solidified, shiny globules of oil, with the panic being the urgency and drama they engender. And, as if that wasn't enough, he then moves things into a somewhat deeper Africa-tinged vibe later on by overlaying a clunky woodblock riff.