From artist Rachel Beck: “When the opportunity arose to work with producer Hill Kourkoutis, I couldn’t pass it up. I actually met Hill on stage in 2013 when she was touring in Serena Ryder’s band … but that’s another story,” she said. “Anyway, Hill lives just outside of Toronto and I live in P.E.I. With all the travel restrictions, we had no choice but to get creative, so this song was produced via Zoom.”
FYI Music News. On Tania Joy’s single, “Blink”: Toronto soul-folk artist Joy has steadily been building anticipation for her forthcoming new EP this fall with recent singles that have explored deeper themes than her previous work. Blink continues that trend, as a meditation on being blindsided by the end of a relationship. Top-notch production by Hill Kourkoutis brings out all the song’s classic slow-burning soul elements.
Hill Kourkoutis is an award-winning songwriter, producer, engineer, mixer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and filmmaker based in Toronto. She is known for her super-collaborative philosophy, unwavering work ethic and ability to wear multiple hats in her creative endeavors while still going above and beyond.
Hill produces and writes at her studio, The Lair, where she has produced and engineered albums and singles for Leela Gilday, SATE, Jules, Graph, a cappella super group Eh440, Lucas Silveira, The Cliks, Saidah Baba Talibah, Pavlo, Shawnee, Hunter Valentine, Ghost Caravan, Martha and the Muffins, and Hill & The Sky Heroes. She has done remixes for The Good Lovelies, Dear Rouge, July Talk, Adam Cohen, Madison Violet and SATE. Hill’s also writing with Dante Hart, daughter of Corey Hart, for an upcoming album
Hill has joined forces with Serena Ryder to compose and produce both the theme song and the end title song for Universal Kid’s “Remy & Boo” currently airing in over 59 million homes in North America.
Previously, Hill produced and mixed Jules #1 CBC’s smash “Before You Picked Her”.
As a songwriter, Hill has been covered by artists including Graph, Meghan Patrick, SATE, The Cliks, Mookie and the Loyalists, Dane Hartsell, Martha and the Muffins, Andrea England, and Martha Johnson. She has also composed for the automobile manufacturer, Cadillac (Tom & Dave), The Adventures of Napkin Man, Season 3 (CBC/Junior Joe), the online series Paper Girls (Fablevision/Junior Joe), Grimey (2012), a short directed by Al Mukadam, and ACTRA’s Get Women Working PSA. Her songs have appeared in television shows and films such as Degrassi: The Next Generation (MuchMusic/MTV), Offspring (Network Ten), Pulling Strings (Film), as well as ads for Urban Planet and Virgin Mobile.
On the live stage, Hill has had the honour of playing for Serena Ryder, The Weeknd, Danny Michel, Martha and the Muffins, Tara Slone (Joydrop and Rockstar: INXS), The Cliks, and Saidah Baba Talibah, to name a few. On television, Hill handled all guitar duties on the recent CTV series, The Launch (created by Scott Borchetta).
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