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 ...



01 APRIL 2014

Island Vibe returns for it’s 9th year at the amazing Home Beach location. This year our theme is Marine Conservation and we’re running a little competition – send in a poem, picture of an artwork, video or song with an Ocean/Marine conservation theme for a chance to win a Double Season pass to Island Vibe 2014. 

email your entries to:

Entries close May 1 and winners announced May 15.

Early Bird Tickets

There are 200 Early Bird Season passes at the hot price of $175 + booking fee. These will sell out in a jiffy! Go to right now.


Artist/Performer/Workshop/Volunteer/Stall Applications Open Now!

If you’ve got a fab creative project you want to share, get your application in by June 7. We have 3 exciting stages at Island Vibe – the Coconut Lounge, (an intimate venue for acoustic acts, circus & cabaret artists, workshops and bands), the Bamboo Bass (live electronic, MC and selector’s stage) and the Rocksteady Stage (for larger local and international acts) as well as a workshop, film and exhibition space.



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Island Vibe News

21 DECEMBER 2013

Island Vibe News Xmas Issue

December 2013

Season’s greetings me hearties! Us pagans here at Island Vibe feel it’s more appropriate to celebrate the summer solstice, but we do agree it’s the season of giving and good cheer!

Thank you to all who have joined us throughout the year on our quest to spread good vibes, good music, peace, love and reconciliation. We would like to offer you the chance to win some music packs, a double pass to Kuranda Roots Festival and some $5 downloads of some great CDs!

Free Rudekat Records Gift Packs

The first 5 people to reply to with an excerpt of King Haile Selassie’s famous 1963 speech on human rights to the United Nations will receive a Rudekat Records music gift pack!


For a short time selected cds such as Island Vibe #8 and Die Rude’s Fly In the Milk are only $5 to download at

Free Kuranda Roots 2014 Double Season Pass           

Kuranda Roots has just announced it’s dates for 2014 are to be held over the winter solstice at the Billabong, Kuranda in Far North Queensland from June 20-22. To win a double season pass, be the first to reply to with the answer to this question – which punk era UK band covered the Junior Murvin classic ‘Police and Thieves’ ?


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Island Vibe Ticket Sales Cut-Off

24 OCTOBER 2013




Season , Youth & Friday Tickets: until Midnight Thursday 24th October

Saturday Tickets: until Midnight Friday 25th October

Sunday Tickets: until Midnight Saturday 26th October 



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Final lineup announcement!!


This is it... Island Vibe Festival 2013!


With over 80 musical acts playing over the three days, a stage hosted by the crew from Earth Frequency Festival, sculptured stages, wicked lighting, awesome creative workshops, a children's program, Art Space and pumping Market Village nestled by the turquoise dolphin-infested waters of the South Pacific, you'll see for yourself why Island Vibe has an international reputation for dope acts, awesome location and environmental integrity.


This year our bag of international acts coming to the Island has become super juicy with the inclusion of UK Dubstep producer J:KENZO, alongside such heavyweights as Ill Gates (US/Can), Soom T (UK/Scot), JStar (Ger), Dub Terminator (NZ), Organikismness (NZ), Soulware (NZ), Electric Punanny (NYC), Pr:Incest (US), Jah Red Lion (Jam) and Silva MC (Chile) - so good!


Closer to home, we are stoked to also invite class acts such as OKA, Kingfisha, Bobby Alu, Sticky Fingers, Zennith, Sketch the Rhyme, The Strides, Darky Roots, Die Rude, Dubmarine, Bass Bin Laden, Griff, Goosebumps, The Island Vibe All Star Cabaret ft Tiger Lil and Space Cowboy and many many more!

We have gone above and beyond with our program this year to honour our Island Vibe diehards while opening up our program up to incorporate a tasty electronic element. 

Island Vibe Festival is a drug and alcohol free event, for all ages, with children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult. 

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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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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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