Double Trouble (dance music producers)

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Double Trouble were successful dance record producers, musicians and remixers in the house and hip house scene, during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The group consisted of members Karl 'Tuff Enuff' Brown, Leigh Guest and Michael Menson and first rose to prominence through their collaborations with the Rebel MC on the Polydor/Desire releases "Just Keep Rockin'" and "Street Tuff", which reached numbers 5 and 1 respectively on the UK Indie Chart in 1989.[1] "Just Keep Rockin'" then reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart, while "Street Tuff" reached number 3, becoming their biggest hit. In 1991, a club/reggae single was released, entitled "Rub-A-Dub".[2]

The group released an album As One which spawned the singles "Don't Give Up", "Talk Back" and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" - a cover of the Rose Royce track.

New interest in "Just Keep Rockin'" in December 2007, saw it re-enter the UK Dance Chart at number 32.



Year Single Peak positions Album
1988 "Feel The Music (Feel The Bass)" Single Only
1989 "Just Keep Rockin'" (with Rebel MC) 11 3 14 As One
"Street Tuff" (with Rebel MC) 3 3 7 12 13 10 12 29
1990 "Talk Back" 71 49
"Love Don't Live Here Anymore" 21 29 35 11
"Celebrate" (as Double Trouble's Collective Effort) 77 Singles Only
1991 "Rub-A-Dub" 66
"Give Me Some More"


The outfit were responsible for a string of successful remixes including:


Michael Menson died on 13 February 1997, having been set on fire by three men in North London.[3]


  1. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1999. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 167. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Trio 'set Menson on fire'". BBC News. 16 November 1999. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 

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