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 ...


Kuranda Roots Festival 2015

30 MARCH 2015

The Line Up for 2015 is shaping up irie style - back by popular demand we have the 8-piece brass funk/ragga explosion that is Bullhorn, Melbourne's utterly unbelieveably fantastic ascended hip hop maestros Hugo & Treats, Torres Strait Islands' budding guitar virtuoso Chris Tamwoy, Byron Bay's number one reggae crew the 420 Sound System and the fantastic eclectic SkankStarz, PNG's slinky sounding soulstress Loa, Brisbane's island vibin' and mega pimpin' Progressive Tan, Latino goddess of soul Katia Demeester, live Drum & Bass from the RudeKat Sound and so many more to be announced.

Kuranda Roots, now in it’s 12th year will be back at The Billabong from June 12-13. The festival is part of an exciting Far Northern Festival Circuit that lures a massive influx of people from South East Qld and interstate - starting at Happy Daze Festival (May 29) in Mackay, Kuranda Roots, Laura Dance Festival (June 20-22) and culminating in Bushweek (June 23-29) in Rossville. The festival pilgrimage takes in a diverse variety of music styles and cultural performances set against the stunning backdrop of Queensland’s East coast, including the fascinating cave country of Cape York and lush tropical rainforest of the coastal ranges.

The festival’s philosophy is about bringing together the creative community of North Queensland to celebrate expression in the arts and to perform alongside an exciting bill of national and international artists.

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New shiny looking Island Vibe Festival website now live!

09 FEBRUARY 2015

is our TENTH ANNIVERSARY of Island Vibe

With festivals going boom and bust all over, 10 years is an impressive milestone for any event to reach. Thank you for supporting Island Vibe on our journey. It's been a hugely rewarding and above all, FUN decade putting on such a celebration of music and culture on one of the world's most beautiful islands.


We have some exciting artists planned for our 10th Anniversary this year! Already confirmed are the UK’s most famous soundsystem, the Mungo’s Hifi featuring Charlie P, Australia’s transcendental Hip Hop sensations Hugo & Treats are returning, and the mighty Brisbane reggae stars Kingfisha.


This is just the tip of the iceberg – stay tuned for next month’s official 1st Line Up drop! We promise it's gonna be the goods.

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18 DECEMBER 2014

Thjis Friday night in the heart of West End at The Motor Room, we are holding our very own Xmas shindig, with THE UPSTEPPERS, DIE RUDE, MOJAVE and RUDEKAT SOUND...

Gonna be a great night so we wanna see ya skurvy dogs there <3

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31 OCTOBER 2014

Stradbroke Island is looking particularly beautiful today as we head into the 9th Island Vibe Festival.

Looking forward to seeing you all here very soon 1<3



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Shiny new Island Vibe Festival poster by the Capitan himself - the smooth dude Mr Rudi Quinzalez...

With over 80 acts playing at the festival this year, we are pleased to announce the full line up!

Here's a quick peek at some of the highlights -

The multi-platinum soul phenomenon Finley Quaye from the UK, the legendary songman Archie Roach, the irresistible 21st century groove of Melbourne’s Afro funk ensemble The Black Jesus Experience, Sydney's reggae-star festival legends King Tide, seminal Brisbane roots band The Toothfaeries, Brisbane based nu-wave brass band Bullhorn, the visionary spoken word/rap of Hugo n Treats, triple Waiata Maori Music Award nominees Paua, renowned First Nation artist Joe Geia and self-taught guitar virtuoso Chris Tamwoy.

A couple last minute additions to the bill are reggae producer Mister Savona, returning from recent tour of Jamaica, Europe and Glastonbury and the delightful Miss Renee Simone.

We’ve got two local music showcases to show off the Island’s musical talent with some fresh new faces we've unearthed including Kyle Bryant and Danielle Walsh as well as festival favourites – Yulu Burri Bah Dancers, Q Crew and Siva Mai dancers.


The new Eco Space will kick off with some hands-on workshops and brazen beats from the Formidable Vegetable Sound System!  More workshops, talks, films and giveaways will continue thru the weekend in celebration of our marine conservation theme.

Workshops this year include –

Screen-printing – BYO shirt or sarong and choose from a variety of designs and colours.

African Drumming – learn some wicked African rhythms with Elliot Orr

Ragga Fuzion Dance – with So You Think You Can Dance star Nadiah "NfuZion" Idris

Slackline – learn balance mastery on the slack rope (not the tight rope!) with Josh Mannix

Weaving - workshops daily with Anaheke Metua and her group of master weavers. Using natural fibres and a variety of techniques incl. coil stich, lomandra weaving, spinifex, etc. 

Story Telling – Master Story teller Michael Quinn includes the audience to act in folk tales from around the world

Tie Dye Creations - Create your own tie-dye masterpiece using non-toxic and environmentally friendly solar dye  

Face & Body Art – an introduction to body art and products used, incl. tribal designs, floral work, face art, etc. Learn techniques and express yourself to your fullest capacity

Sand Art - workshop with Quandamooka artist Craig Tapp, on the dance circle


PLUS yoga, acroyoga, Island song & dance, and a whole bunch more in the Kids Space too!

So make sure you grab a ticket pronto - Second Round have all but sold out and Third Round will start Wednesday, September 10.



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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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