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 ...


Island Vibe 1st line up ANNOUNCEMENT

20 JULY 2011



FRIDAY 28th – SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER 2011




Blue King Brown

Grace Barbe (Seychelles)
Bobby Alu
Impossible Odds
Bertha Control Reunion!
Selecta Ras George
DJ Dakini

and many many more to announced!!


Friday June 17: Island Vibe Festival returns for its 6th year, retaining its reputation as the best reggae, soul and dub event in Australia. The first line-up announcement sees USA hip hop baritone Chali 2na (ex-Jurassic 5/Ozomatli) returning to headline Island Vibe after making a massive splash at the festival in 2009. 2na will be joined by local favourites Blue King Brown, plus Opiuo, Dubmarine, Grace Barbe (Seychelles), Bobby Alu, Impossible Odds, Selecta Ras George, DJ Dakini and the Bertha Control reunion show. The announcement is just the top of the iceberg however, with many more artists and performers to be announced in the next few months.


With a strong eco and cultural focus, Island Vibe is held at the magnificent beachside location of Point Lookout, Stradbroke Island – or Minjerribah as it is known to the Quandamooka people indigenous to the region.


Island Vibe spans 3 glorious spring days at the end of the whale migration season and plays host to over 50 bands, DJs, dance and circus acts from around Australia, the Pacific and beyond. This year promises to bring back a fantastic line up and some very special international guests.


Chali 2na is returning to Australia following on from his massive 2009 appearance, and has been confirmed to play 2011 Island Vibe. The legendary US hip hop artist’s deep baritone voice and rapid flow was the unrivalled highlight of the festival two years ago, and it’s an absolute pleasure to have him returning for this year’s event.


The former Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli rapper broke out as a solo artist in 2004 with the release of The Fish Market mixtape, which was followed by Fish Outta Water in 2009 and the Fish Market Part 2 in 2010. His solo work has seen him collaborate with Talib Kweli, Beenie Man, and Stephen and Damien Marley in what has seen 2na experiment with elements of dub and dancehall.


A crazy priced and very limited early bird ticket is now on sale for the avid fans only from


The next round of Early bird tickets will be available from,, Jet Black Cat Music, Grooven, Butter beats, Rockinghorse and the usual outlets.


For more line-up announcements and more info stay tuned to






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Kuranda Roots Festival

01 JULY 2011
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Maori Boi

30 JUNE 2011
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Blue King Brown coming to Island Vibe this Year !

20 JUNE 2011
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19 MAY 2011

Senor Rudekat Sunday Kerbside Resident DJ


We like to fossick and gather the unique and different.
We'd like to add you to The Kerbside Kollection.

You will get your first Piazza d'Oro Coffee on us, and a little spesh sumthin' sumthin's
on your birthday. Not to mention invites to RAD events, and just generally be in the know.

Don't forget to Like us (we already like you) and check in when you come visit!

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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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