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 Festival 2nd Round Announcements!

21 JULY 2013

This year we are focusing on bringing out some fresh new international talent. Making their debut on Australian shores are NYC dancehall phenomenon ELECTRIC PUNANNY (NYC), European reggae queen MC SOOM T (UK), international dub-heroes J STAR (GER) and DUB TERMINATOR (NZ). Island Vibe first timers are ILL GATES (CAN/US), Jamaican soul sister SILVA MC (JAM), Chile’s JAH RED LION (CHI) and kiwi outfits SOULWARE (NZ) and ORGANIKISMNESS (NZ).

The second round line up has still pulled together some of the best Australian roots and reggae bands that we all know and love with the likes of KINGFISHA, DUBMARINE, BOBBY ALUDARKY ROOTS, DIE RUDE and newcomers THE BANDAWALLA MOONS, CLARE QUINN and Alice Spring’s rockers BAT HAZZARD.

Additions to Earth Frequency’s Bamboo Bass stage are home grown electronic big hitters MIDIUMGRIFFDAKINI, LIAM NIKO and DREW ID who join other second round announcements STICKY FINGERS, THE BENNIES, CHOCOLATE STRINGS and GOOSEBUMPZ.
We will be announcing the third and final musical line up in early August with a few more international acts and local legends to be expected in that bag.

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Mungo's Hi Fi Brisbane Show

05 JUNE 2013

Rudekat Records Press Release

Mungo’s Hi Fi, Die Rude  - The Joynt, June 8

Internationally acclaimed reggae, dub and dancehall producer James Whelan of Mungo’s Hi Fi is coming to Australia in June to play at the Kuranda Roots Festival in Nth Qld. One of his side shows sees him teaming up with Brisbane dub rockers Die Rude and Araphat at the Joynt, Saturday June 8.

Mungo’s Hi Fi champion the evolution reggae, dub and dancehall music and are re-invigorating soundsystem culture. They have developed formidable live shows, collaborating with foundation legends like Ranking Joe, Sugar Minott and Sister Nancy as well as top vocalists on the scene at the moment including Charlie P, Solo Banton, Mr Williamz, YT and Scotland's own lyrical lassie Soom T.


Entry is $10 and doors open from 8pm.


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Island Vibe Second Round tix now available

21 APRIL 2013

Early Bird tix are now all sold out! A huge thanks to all of you whom jumped in quick! 


$180 second round tickets are available online right now. Click the link to the tickets page above and grab yours while they last.


Things are starting to fall into place for another amazing Island Vibe Festival. We're looking forward to the first lineup drop in the not too distant future. One love <3

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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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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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