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 ...


Cool Runnings

11 JANUARY 2012
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Thanks to all those who played, participated and punted at this year’s Island Vibe – it was our most successful event to date and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive..

Check out some amazing festival pics by photographer Stephen Cameron

Watch this space for 2012 dates!






Chali 2na will soon touchdown in Australia and is set to raise the roof at Brisbane’s Hi Fi Bar on Saturday 10 December.


Chali blew away crowds at this year’s Island Vibe Festival and was last on our shores in 2009 as a special guest on Nas’ sell out Australian tour. He returns in the wake of the ‘Fish Outta Water’ album and the unstoppable ‘Fishmarket 2’ mixtape, on the eve of the release of his long awaited 'Against the Current' EP.


Chali 2na is one of the hottest live hip hop acts today. On 10 December Chali will drop the bomb on Brisbane with his explosive 4-piece live show with supports from Lotek (UK/Melb), Bankrupt Billionaires and Coalition Crew.


WIN TIX! The first 5 people to reply to  will win a free ticket to Chali 2na 


TICKETS $35 +bf from



The Boundary Hotel and RudeKat Records are rocking the local scene in West End every Saturday night with a plethora of brilliant acts –

Dec 3 features the delightful songwriter Clare Quinn, The Flumes and Senor Quinzalez.

Dec 10 – Danny Ross, Si-Fixion and Selecta Bing

Dec 17 – Ska punk rockers The Rude take on Sunny Dread for another sound clash


 AUSTRALIAN HOUSEWIVE’S favourite NEW WAVE PUNKS, The RUDE, mash it up with ALL GIRL sludge core grinders PASTEL BLAZE! Get along to the JOYNT, DEC 8!


Darky Roots are about to hit NZ shores for a string of dates promoting their new EP Night Time. Night Time was recorded by Paulie B and features 6 new tracks including a bonus Tanuki dub mix of Version.

Night Time and the combined double EP Wrong Place/Journey will be available from Dec 15 on

WIN MUSIC! The first 2 people to reply to will receive a copy of Night Time!


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Rudekat and Tanuki in talks about new label venture

21 NOVEMBER 2011

Two musical icons of Brisbane's West End, Rudekat Records and Tanuki Studios are considering a new label concept to launch on the international music market. In response to slackening physical CD sales and an ever increasing online market, the new label would aim to make monthly releases in an online format through a variety of worldwide distribution networks. The new label would focus on a large back catalogue of Brisbane and Australian reggae, roots, dub and funk artists, as well as new releases from bands associated with the label such as Bobby Alu, Darky Roots and Kingfisha. Singles, remixes and dub versions will be the primary focus as well as one off collaborations by musicians in the studio stable.

The next upcoming release available digitally is Island Vibe #6 Tiki Voyager.

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Every Saturday at the Boundary Hotel in West End, Rudekat Records will be hosting Cool Runnings - featuring the iriest up and coming sounds from the 'hood!

Rudekat Sound feat Sunny dread will be joined in coming weeks by such acts as One Dread, B.O.S.S, Captain Dreamboat, The Rude, Ruby Blue and more!

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Island Vibe Tickets on sale at the gate

28 OCTOBER 2011

There are tickets available on the gate for all ticket-types and days of the festival.


Season Adult - $225

Season Youth - $120

Season Local (with 4183 ID) - $150

Day tickets are also available for individual days and evenings
Friday - $80
Saturday - $100
Sunday - $95
Youth - $50
Local (with 4183 ID)
Friday - $60
Saturday - $75
Sunday - $65


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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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