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 ...



25 MARCH 2013

We are super happy to see the new KURANDA ROOTS FESTIVAL website up and running. 

That means applications are now open, tickets can be purchased (and are already running out the door), photos can be shared and much, much more.

A big Rudekat thank you to Paul Abad at Metamedia for the website and the event management system - Convoq - that is incorporated into the build.

We are very happy campers... gwan check it groovers =)

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17 JANUARY 2013

10 years of Kuranda Roots and it just gets better =)

Returning for its 10th year on June 14-­16th, and expanding to three magnificent days, Kuranda Roots Festival promises to be a weekend of quality music, markets and workshops. Famed for its laidā€back atmosphere, great vibes and stellar line-­ups, Kuranda Roots has carved out a place in the hearts of North Queensland locals and the Australian festival scene.

Since the Festival’s inception in 2003, Kuranda Roots has hosted a swag of great national and international guests including the likes of Archie Roach, The Mad Professor (UK), Cornerstone Roots (NZ) Olmecha Supreme (NZ), Opiuo, The Beautiful Girls, Kingfisha, Dubmarine, Combat Wombat, Darky Roots and Kingtide as well as the best of local talent including Zennith, Mantaka, Black Rising and Koahlition.

After many memorable years at the Kuranda Amphitheatre, Kuranda Roots has embraced its new home at the Billabong 3km from the village, which provides the perfect setting for this community based festival.


Stay tuned for artist announcements soon!

Early Bird tickets on sale February 15th at


Applications to perform, volunteer, host workshops or have a market stall will be open on March 15 through


Kuranda Roots is proudly presented by the independent music label Rudekat Records, Dreadagade Soundsystem, Promosapien and Wondercat Productions.

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10 JANUARY 2013


Welcome to the 7th episode of the super irie Island Vibe series! Over the years we have been chronicling some of the greatest reggae, dub and soul from down-under, the Pacific and now Jamaica & the US.  

Our 2012 collection is top ranking  –  featuring an outstanding 19 tracks including J-Pod’s remix of Sola Rosa’s ‘These Words’, Cornerstone Roots’ sweet reggae hit ‘Journey’, Lotel’s heavyweight ‘Rebel Hifi’ and the Bankrupt Billionaire’s soulful ‘Feelin’ This’ Also on the CD ONLY is The Easy Stars All-Stars’ version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat it’. [NOT FOR DOWNLOAD]

Definitely a long termer in our CD player at Rudekat Manor ;) 

Also burning a groove in our music machines are 
Brisbane favourite's Kingfisha with their debut self-titled album 'Kingfisha', now receiving airplay on JJJ, another local fave Kooii's new EP 'Call Out’ and hypnotic brass ensemble Bullhorns debut.

More from Rudekat on da way real soon groovers =) 



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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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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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