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Trouser Enthusiasts was an electronic dance music production group, active during the 1990s, formed by Belfast-born Ian Masterson and David Green. The group was best known as producers of pop and dance remixes, having worked for, most prominently, Pet Shop Boys, Dannii Minogue, and Saint Etienne. They produced only one original single, "Sweet Release".

The pair first met in 1990 while still at school and, through a mutual obsession with Pet Shop Boys, decided to form a musical partnership of their own. Over the next few years they worked together on a number of demos under the moniker "Inedible" - Masterson's upbeat disco stylings providing the perfect contrast to Green's dark, brittle lyrics. This period cumulated in an EP of 6 songs called "Superstardom" (including a cover of disco classic "Feels Like I'm In Love" and the very first remix by Trouser Enthusiasts). Green provided the vocals for these songs. Both moved to London in 1995 intent on securing a record deal on the strength of this demo. Through a friend they secured a management deal and began working on dance tracks under the name "Flexifinger". Green, who was a big fan of "The X Files" at that time, suggested creating a dance version of its theme. The pair created the track in Masterson's front room over a period of weeks and submitted the demo to their manager. Their manager was not impressed by the idea as there were several dance versions of the theme circulating at this time (unknown to either of them). The story goes that the following week their manager received a call from someone at Warner Records asking for an "X Files" remix; the DAT was sent to Warner Records, accepted, and the following month was released on the official "The X Files" single. Dannii Minogue had just been signed to Warner Records' subsidiary "Eternal", and it was because of this remix that they were given the chance to work with her on songs for her forthcoming album.

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