Drastic change indeed
Yep, I also prefer the bass now as well as the synths, the bass is much more present comparing to the first version and the synths are shining through the mix.
When you had plenty of room to play with in the first version, you pushed this one really hard watch out with levels, some elements start to saturate a bit too much now and the kick is much more "in your face" and loud now. It's ok when all elements are playing together, but at the beginning of the track it's sounds really loud. You could adjust the level again or filter the kick in and use some volume automation during the first bars of the track.
Always a tedious task to "self master" a track, in this case you really improved the final mix comparing to the previous version, just don't push it too hard, remember that if you gonna upload this one outside of SoundCloud ( like Tidal, YT ..etc ) they will squash it anyway with normalization process. Using LUFS metering next to standard dBFS metering can help in this case, there's a interesting & good course from Kirk Degiorgio here about this https://www.sonicacademy.com/courses/loudness-and-metering-with-kirk-degiorgio