great tune, man
very, very nice tune. but yes, it feels ambient still because your kick is lacking punch. whether it's the sample/synth you're using or lack of eq'ing/compression, it would be nice if the kick had a little more, well, kick to it. as it is it's kinda just thuddin' along. lack of hi-hats and other rhythmic elements also detract from the tune.
great melodic progression, absolutely wonderful headset and nice panning. this song totally deserves a 10 but as you said yourself, you need to get figurin' out the huge beat sound man! :D
very, very nice. :)