Tim Gubel is a Belgian clinical psychologist, but soon discovered he feels better in the music industry. He is mainly active in Bulgaria, building bridges across its borders. He kicked off his music career launching two weekly jazz concert series in Brussels for and by youngsters, between 2006 and 2009. In Bulgaria he runs a company called “Fusion Embassy” active in the field of music production, distribution, booking, event management and production. This year he conceived a new festival called “Zenith – Fusion Festival”, an event in the light of regenerating traditions.
Tim manages a band called Oratnitza. They started off as buskers by the seaside, and now 6 years later they have done a few European tours and beyond and are off to the States in May. Their success is partly due to their fresh take on balkanbeat combining Bulgarian folklore with acoustic dubstep, drum ‘n’ bass, hip hop and trap; a genre he calls “ethno bass”.