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For a 12" version of 'Stripped', (and in a move almost unique to DM during this period) it was decided to experiment by commissioning an 'outside' remix (Highland mix) by a soon-to-be DM collaborator, Mark Ellis - better known as 'Flood'.

Alan explains: "Remixes were devised as a marketing strategy and instigated almost solely by ZTT and Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Relax' in the early 80's. DM's attitude was that we had to make remixes in order to compete, although Mode tracks were always recorded with the LP version in mind. From there we would either edit down for a 7" version or expand for a 12"."