Hill Kourkoutis is a revered and cherished music contributor from Canada. She is an accomplished producer, songwriter, composer, mixer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, artist and director who works out of her studio, The Lair. Hill is also a devoted mentor to a diverse group of emerging producers and songwriters. In 2022, Hill won the JUNO Award for Recording Engineer of the Year.

Spanning her career, Hill has produced albums and/or singles for Leela Gilday (Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award-winning album 'North Star Calling'), Digging Roots, Amanda Rheaume, Cassie Dasilva, SATE (Juno nominated album 'The Fool'), Royal Wood, Jules (“Before You Picked Her” #1 CBC, Top 40 Alternative Radio), Aysanabee, Madison Violet, Pavlo and Martha and the Muffins. She has done remixes for July Talk, Adam Cohen, Dear Rouge, Good Lovelies and Jill Barber.

Her songs have been recorded by Royal Wood, POESY (Big Machine, Top 40 Alternative Rock Radio), Meghan Patrick (Warner), Cassie Dasilva and SATE, to name a few. Her songs have also appeared in television shows and films such as Kim’s Convenience (CBC), Bloodthirsty, Degrassi: The Next Generation (MuchMusic/MTV), Killjoys (Space/Syfy), and Offspring (Network Ten) as well as ads for Cadillac, Urban Planet and Virgin Mobile.

Hill produced and co-wrote the theme song and the end title song for the Universal Kids/CBC's 'Remy and Boo', an animated children’s television show, which was one of the network's overall top 3 premieres of 2020. Hill also produced and co-wrote the theme song for Disney/CBC's 'Dino Ranch', which was rated the #1 pre-school series in the United States. Most recently, she collaborated with Damhnait Doyle on songs for 'Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go'.

As a musician, Kourkoutis has had the honour of playing with artists such as The Weeknd, Serena Ryder, Tara Slone and for two seasons on the CTV series, 'The Launch', performing as guitarist in the show's house band.

As a music video director she has directed videos for Mother Mother, Sass Jordan, Serena Ryder and Alex Cuba.

photo by Laura Joy Photography