Rudekat Records
  • Island Vibe Episode No. 7


    Welcome to the super irie Island Vibe series! Over the years we've been hosting some of the best reggae, dub and soul from down-un...

  • Rudekat Sound Vol 1


    This retrospective compilation plunders the vaults of Rudi Quinzalez's various sound exploits - from dub collaborations with Mad P...

  • Kuranda Roots -Reggae Roots and Dub Selection


  • Island Vibe Tiki Voyager


    The boss compilation from the 2011 Island Vibe Festival with hard funky tracks from Chali 2na, Grace Barbe, Bobby Alu and more!

  • Kingfisha


    Brisbane's premier ska-dub outfit and their debut album. Rudekat recommended!

  • Fly In The Milk

    Die Rude

  • Island Vibe Episode 8


    The eighth enthralling episode of the irrepressible Island Vibe series. The sonic trip weaves threads of smooth island soul and re...

  • Island Vibe Vinyl: 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition


    Featuring a 'best of' track selection from the past ten years of Island Vibe, as well as a few spankin' new tunes. This very speci...

  • Island Vibe USB: 10th Year Bamboo Box Set


    This special edition bamboo USB Box Set features 150 great tracks and rare instrumentals from the ENTIRE back catalogue of Island ...




Rudekat Records presents Island Vibe Episode 12!

To check out the incredible line up and program times go to:

for tickets go to:

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Kuranda Roots 2017

29 MAY 2017

Calling all funkfreaks, bassheads and raggamuffin crew! Kuranda Roots is back in June with a mad line up of exceptional artists to blow your kundalini into the orgasmosphere.

Digging deep into the fertile grit of the musical underground, we have unearthed Melbourne's stupendously talented Kooyeh. You ain't heard a pocket of deep reggae and soulful funk since Toots and the Maytals! Joining them are fellow sound pirates, The Rosie Misschief Band and The Sea Gypsy orchestra fresh from a huge summer tour of NZ and the major festivals. Kingpin of the bass music scene, Jerry Poon (the man behind the Operatives label - Gaslamp Killer, Flying Lotus) will be bringing his mega bass grooves to the Dreadagade stage. Returning from Byron Bay are dancehall kings the 4'20 Sound. The last year has seen them work and collaborate with the biggest names in reggae, from General Levy, Gappy Ranks, Parly B and Ed Solo. In breaking news - Adelaide legends Local Revolution will be making their first Roots appearance, as will the glitch lord of terrorfunk Elbow.
The Dreadagade Stage will also host bass temptress Alkemia and festival faves Rudekat, Billy Dread, Old Man River, Sol, Sunny Side Up, Elementary Hifi and Rizon Live ft. Ashcat.

On the local front we are delighted to announce the pioneers of Australian roots reggae - MANTAKA! Uncle Willy Brim will be serving up special dub versions of their classic tunes. We also have the world class blues band the Montgomery Brothers- led by Ryo Montgomery, son of legendary bluesman Ric Montgomery, they have just returned from wowing crowds across South America and the USA. 
Up and comer soul star in the making is Jelly Oshen with an all-star cast, joined by Kuranda's own reggae and rocksteady flame holders Koahlition, the fresh wild talent of Zara Betts, Koah's DJ Mistickal Dubmaker, Speewah's OmBudsMan and junglist extraodinaire DJ Dubcide. 

Stay tuned for the next line up announcement - in the meantime check out for updates and all market stall enquiries please contact:

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Island Vibe 2017 dates

21 NOVEMBER 2016

Island Vibe 2016 was absolutely irie beyond words! For a peek at some great snapshots check this link:

Island Vibe will return for its 12th mighty year in 2017 from October 26 - 29.

Early bird tickets available at


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26 OCTOBER 2016



Go to:

Super Early Birds Adult Season $150

Early Bird Adult Season $175

2nd Round Adult Season $215

4th Round Adult Season $230

Youth 13 - 17 $150

Kids Under 12 Free

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Limited Edition 'Best Of' Island Vibe Festival Vinyl Compilation

31 MAY 2015

To celebrate our birthday, we have decided to do something special... Namely releasing the first ever Island Vibe Compilation pressed exclusively on Vinyl! We are also putting together a Bamboo USB featuring the ENTIRE back catalogue of tunes from our festival compilation series - over 150 great tracks and rare instrumentals from such artists as Easy Star All-Stars, J-Pod, Cornerstone Roots, Lotek, The Black Seeds, Chali 2na, The Red Eyes, Little Bushman, Kooii, Kingfisha, Dynamic Thrills, Dubmarine, Mr Laneous, Georgia Potter, House of Shem, Mista Savona, The Nomad and many more.


The 10 Year commemorative compilation vinyl will feature a 'Best of' selection of tracks gathered over the past decade (and a few brand spankin' newies) weaving together threads of smooth island soul and reggae, international bass sounds with sublime dubs and rare instrumentals. As usual, the compilation will be selected by Festival Director and head honcho, Señor Rudie Quinzalez (Rudekat Records), with the assistance of legend producer and long time festival compilation co-compiler, Lord Tanuki (aka Paulie B).


So jump onto the Pozible website right now and put your order in for this highly collectible piece of Island Vibe Festival history.

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From raw beginnings as a young punk playing with The Gastric Chunks and Acid Moon, Morgyn Quinn (aka Rudi Quinzalez) started his career at underground festivals such as EarSex and monthy noise gigs at the local community centre. 

In 1999 Rudi toured Japan as bass player with Gudju Gudju and stayed as a guest with the Ainu people of Hokkaido. In 2001 Rudi visited the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, researching the origins of Rastafarian culture and satisfying a deep love of reggae music.



In 2003 Rudi settled in Brisbane and  founded Rudekat Records and going on to play in such acts as Hot rubber Glove, The Dynamic Thrills, Die Rude, The RudeKat Sound System and The Senors alongside such players as Paulie B (The Beautiful Girls, Bobby ALu), Lachlan Mitchell (Laneous & The Family Yah), D KazMan (Dubmarine, and Sunny Dread (The Zionites).

What started as an ethical clothing label specializing in original screenprints, the company soon expanded to include live events and music releases.

As well as being an avenue to release Australian reggae and independent music, Rudekat Records has been the creative force behind the Kuranda Roots Festival (2003 - 2013), West End Carnivale (2009 - 2010) and Island Vibe Festival (2006 - 2013). Rudekat also co-developed a DIY Event Management course for Youth at the Byron Bay YAC.

Rudekat Records has always been a strong supporter of environmental groups and causes, donating popular tee shirt designs to The Wilderness Society and The Australian Marine Conservation Society. Island Vibe has a strong environment record and has been twice awarded by the prestigious international A Greener Festivals Award. Wherever possible, Rudekat uses recycled materials for posters and CD manufacture, promotes recycling and DIY composting at festivals, and abstains from sweat-shop produced merchandise.

A trademark of Rudekat events is a cross fertilization of cultures, with a strong focus on Indigenous and Pacific artists and World Music. Rudekat has been proud to work with a stunning line up of star acts over the years including Archie Roach, The Easy Star AllStars (US), Prince Alla (Jamaica), JipaJiroa (Vanuatu), Opiuo, Spoonbill, Blue King Brown, Katchafire (NZ), Nicky Bomba, Chali 2na (US), The Black Seeds (NZ), House of Shem (NZ), Olmecha Supreme (NZ), Ladi 6 (NZ), Little Bushman (NZ), 1814 (NZ), The Beautiful Girls, Mista Savona, Grace Barbe, Oka, Dubmarine, Kooii, Kingfisha, Electric Wire Hustle (NZ), Zennith, Mantaka, The YuluBarribah Dancers, The Groote Eylandt Dancers amongst many others.

Rudekat events are also supportive of emerging artists, youth and showcasing various artforms, including circus, cabaret, spoken word, comedy, dance and visual arts.






Welcome to Rudekat Records - Brisbane's iriest online Reggae and Roots music store! Join our mailing list for news on free music, latest releases and wicked festivals!




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