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 Poster

12 OCTOBER 2012
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Easy Stars All-Stars confirmed for Island Vibe!


Due to circumstances out of our control, the Original Wailers' Australian and NZ Tour has been cancelled by the UK promoter. Island Vibe extend our sincere apologies to all fans who were looking forward to their Island Vibe appearance. 

The absolutely awesome news is that New York's reggae supergroup The Easy Star All-Stars are coming instead!

Following up on Easy Stars All-Stars’ hugely successful reggae tribute albums Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006) and Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) comes the New York-based reggae tribute super-group’s adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time – Michael Jackson’s Thriller.  


 Easy Star’s Thrillah will be released in the UK in August 2012 and a 16 date UK tour has been confirmed for November 2012, which coincides with the 30th Anniversary of the original album’s release. The band’s live show is legendary, and having performed at Glastonbury Festival 2009 on 3 days across 3 stages (including the Pyramid Stage), was nominated for a UK Festival Award. Easy Star’s Thrillah brings back several of the reggae stars from previous albums, such as vocalists Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Steel Pulse, Luciano, Mojo Morgan (Morgan Heritage), alongside the diverse roster of guests, including Yossi Fine (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Stanley Jordan), Joe Tomino (Dub Trio/Matisyahu), Andy Farag (Umphrey’s McGee), and horn tracks courtesy of Israel’s highly-acclaimed funk/hip-hop band Hadag Nachash. 



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Island Vibe second round line-up!


Island Vibe Festival is proud to announce the 2nd line-up announcement featuring:
Spoonbill (Omelet Records) Cornerstone Roots (NZ), 1814 (NZ), KingTide (Sydney), Mama Kin (Perth), Lotek & Die Rude(Melbourne/Bris), Fyahwalk (Byron Bay), The Strides (Sydney), Bunna Lawrie & the Whale DreamersBankrupt BillionairesBlunt InstrumentSean Choolburra1 Dragon 2 DragonOne DreadBullhornBand Of FrequenciesGhetto Fire SoundBlaze Fire SoundThe Rusty DatsunsThe Leisure BanditsHayden Hack InfusionCC the CatNick 1Andy DubLorenLifelineTiger Lil and The Ice Cream Factory - 

who join the already announced The Original Wailers (with pioneering members Junior Marvin, Al Anderson & Desi Hyson)fellow Jamaican Prince Alla with Mr Savona (Australia), Canadian beatsmith JPod and Australian favourites Chant Down SoundKooiiThe Upsteppers, Ganga GiriAntiheroes and Rhythm Collision Sound.

For ticket bookings of 5 or more, a 10% discount is available at Tix aslo available, Rockinghorse (Brisbane), Grooven (Byron), Jet Black Cat Music (West End) and Noreen's on Straddie.

for more info check:


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Island Vibe Round 2 Tickets on sale here!

20 JULY 2012

A limited amount of 1000 round 2 ticket season tickets are now online here at RudeKat. Click on tickets to purchase yours. We have a discount ticket for purchases of 5 or more and family passes available. Stay tuned for the wicked round 2 artist line up announcement!

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Kuranda Roots Tickets Available at Gate

29 JUNE 2012

Online tickets through Rudekat Records will be closing at 12 midday Friday the 29th. (today!) 

You can stilll buy tickets at the gate - 

Adult Season: $70

Adult Saturday: $60

Adult Friday: $30

Concession Season: (youth 13-17, pensioners): $50

Concession Saturday: $45

Concession Friday; $20


Roots After Party tickets are on sale at the Festival main gate - 

$10 presold or $15 at the door of the Kuranda Resort


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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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