Album review
Wie Weit
Rootdown-Downbeat-Warner Music
October 4, 2004

Tracking list

  1. Wie Weit (Radio Edit)
  2. Alarm (Director's Cut)
  3. Wie Weit (Steppa RMX)
  4. Wie Weit (Kool DJ GQ Last Minute RMX)
  5. Wie Weit Instrumental ('Crystal Woman'-riddim)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 5 Backing : 4 Production : 5 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 4

After being both the single "Wie Weit" (now finally released), and the album "Mittendrin" (to be released within a week), were pushed back several times, expectations only seemed to rise. This Maxi-CD will not disappoint anyone's expectations, because "Wie Weit" already made a good impression when the tune was featured on the "Rootdown Allstars Volume 1" album, as a convincing conscious tune by German singjay Nosliw. The tune is featured in 2 additional alternative mixes, the downtempo "Steppa Remix and the "Kool DJ GQ Last Minute Remix" chopping up the riddim on this Maxi-CD as well, but even better, the clean instrumental version of the beautiful live played 'Crystal Woman'-riddim coming from Rootdown Records own Teka is featured also as "Wie Weit Instrumental". Even if his take on Germaican Records/Seeed's 'Electric Boogie'-riddim, live favorite "Alarm" wouldn't have been included in a 'directors' cut' on this Maxi-CD it would have been worth buying, now it's must.