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 ...



19 DECEMBER 2010


As summer pushes winter down the cold hard stairs of spring and struts back into our lives, the debut solo album, “International Rudeboy”, from Mercury Prize winning producer, Wayne “LOTEK”, is primed to ignite the music scene with his own cheeky UK hiphop laid over traditional reggae and ska sounds.

International Rudeboy offers a rare insight into the musical genius that has... already achieved critical acclaim as a producer. With albums such as Roots Manuva’s Mercury Prize nominated ‘Run Come Save Me’, and Speech Debelle’s Mercury Prize winning ‘Speech Therapy’ under his belt, the half Jamaican, half Londoner (who now calls Melbourne home), is set to follow his past work and please some ears with his self-penned and self-produced musical offering.

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Rudekat back in West End!

29 NOVEMBER 2010

Rudekat Records has teamed up with the good folks at Manna at 78 Vulture St. in West End, Brisbane - selling all the Cd's on our catalogue as well as a selection of Jamiacan old school goodies. Make sure you get down and support this great local bizness!


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Darky Roots Journey EP

08 NOVEMBER 2010

Darky Roots have released their 2nd Ep 'Journey' on Rudekat Records.  'Journey’ is a generous 8 tracks of finely crafted songs featuring stand out tracks Only You, Positive Energy and Worth Fighting For. Included are two bonus remixes by One Rude Ape and Drew-Id. The EP was recorded and produced by Paulie B, one of Australia’s top reggae producers at the Tanuki Lounge in West End and is available for download or mail order on our music page.<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value=";hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=";hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

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NEW Island Vibe 2010 Tees!

14 OCTOBER 2010

New Island Vibe design available on girls singlets, unisex tees and hoodies. Order now, sizes range from Small to XXL. Colours - Black and Sand.

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Darky Roots EP Launch

13 OCTOBER 2010

Darky Roots' new EP  “Journey’  is a generous 8 tracks of finely crafted songs featuring stand out tracks Only You, Positive Energy and Worth Fighting For. Included are two bonus remixes by One Rude Ape and Drew-Id. The EP has been recorded and produced by Paulie B who is one of Australia’s top reggae producers.

Darky Roots will be launching Wrong Place at the Stepp Inn at Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley on Saturday October 23 alongside some of Australia’s greatest reggae bands, Melbourne’s The Red Eyes and Byron’s Raz Bin Sam.

Journey and Wrong Place are both available for sale and digital download here.


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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.






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