Backed by a large band of Sydney’s finest musicians, Dereb mixes his own originals and traditional interpretations with covers of the vintage soul masterpieces made famous by artists from the 1960s and ‘70s such as Mahmoud Ahmed, given wide exposure through the ‘Ethiopiques’ compilation series and the soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch’s film ‘Broken Flowers’. His album was recorded by producer Tony Buchen using only pre-1970s equipment and the band features musicians from the Strides and Deep Sea Arcade.

Listen back to Inside Vibe with Blair Stafford for a live set from Dereb the Ambassador.