The Word Magazine is going international with a big fat bang and to celebrate our German launch we’re throwing a humdinger of a party this Thursday at Motto Berlin. Two Belgian DJs and one from Berlin have recorded special mixes for us that you’ll only find here and at the party itself. Inspired by Berlin, which he associates with its infamous wurst-wielding grillwalkers, Brussels-based Libertine Supersport resident Rick Shiver mashed up a house, wave and disco mix which changes “from ice cold air to tropical heat, from desperate living to dreamland and from souvenirs to more souvenirs.” Over to you, Mister Shiver.

When and where did you record the mix?
At home.

Can you tell us about the exclusive track?

The exclusive is a version – not for sale – of my latest remix ‘Diamonds’ (Rick Shiver Forever And Ever Remix) out now digitally on Smile Recordings.

What’s your favourite track on it?

L.O.V.E. them all.

What says Berlin for you?

‘Grillwalkers’: those street vendors selling wurst.

What’s coming up?

Music. Some more gigs. And then a shoulder operation and some weeks plastered like a mummy.

RICK SHIVER Heartbeats*

01 Bronson “Diamonds” (Rick Shiver Reprise) [2013 Smile] *

02 Umosia “Love, Don’t Let Me Down” (Classic Man Dub) [1993 Nervous]

03 Brawther “Gsm’s Life” (MLIU Dub) [2011 Balance]

04 Ex-Pylon “Shakes” [2013 Studio Barnhus]

05 DJ Duke “Can You Feel It” (Original Techdisco Mix) [1996 DJ Exclusive]

06 Theo Parrish “Dusty Cabinets” [1998 Sound Signature]

07 Dinky “Falling Angel” (Pépé Bradock’s Détournement Au Phlogiston) [2013 Visionquest]

08 Minilogue “Inca” [2007 WIR]

09 Joy Wellboy “Lay Down Your Blade” (DC Salas Secret Weapon Remix) [2013 BPitch Control]

10 Morgan Hammer & Zombies In Miami “Introspection” (Red Axes Remix) [2013 Biologic]

11 Batongo “Aguirre” (Mano Le Tough Remix) [2013 Degustibus]

12 San Laurentino “Final Landing” [2013 Live At Robert Johnson]

13 Cosmic Kids & Fingerpaint “Manteiga” [2013 Let’s Play House]

14 Superdiesel “Ticket Naar De Zon” (Prins Thomas ‘Billett Til Solen’ Diskomiks) [2013 Superdiesel Zomerclub]

15 Yarbrough & Peoples “Heartbeats” (Vocal) [1982 Total Experience]

*exclusive beatless version