Hill Kourkoutis is a JUNO Award-winning producer, songwriter, composer, mixer, recording engineer, multi-instrumentalist, artist and director.
Spanning her career, Hill has produced, mixed and/or written albums and/or singles for Aysanabee ("Nomads" #1 CBC Radio, #1 Alternative Rock Radio, Top 30 Canada Modern Rock Airplay, JUNO award-nominated album ‘Watin’), Leela Gilday (JUNO and CFMA award-winning album ‘North Star Calling’), Digging Roots (“SKODEN” Top 30 Alternative Radio, JUNO award-winning album ‘Zhawenim’), Royal Wood, Cassie Dasilva (the TikTok 1mm smash “Unsolicited Contact”), SATE (JUNO award-nominated album ‘The Fool’, 2022 Polaris Prize nominee), Jules (“Before You Picked Her” #1 CBC, Top 40 Alternative Rock Radio), Meghan Patrick, POESY ("Strange Little Girl" Top 40 Alternative Rock Radio) and Amanda Rheaume (‘The Spaces In Between’ #1 Album on the earshot! National Folk/Roots/Blues Chart, CFMA award-winning album). She has also written and produced songs for children’s television shows including the theme songs for Remy and Boo (CBC/Universal Kids) and Dino Ranch (CBC/Disney) and episodic songs for Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go (Netflix). Syncs include commercial placements for Cadillac, Virgin Mobile and Tim Horton’s and television shows/films including Station 19, Private Eyes, Bloodthirsty, Kim’s Convenience, Killjoys, Degrassi and Hometown Hockey. Hill has also been the leader of several of her own music projects including Drowning Girl and Hill & The Sky Heroes.
In 2022, she became the first woman to be nominated and to win a JUNO for Recording Engineer of the Year.
As a musician, Kourkoutis has had the honour of playing with artists such as Serena Ryder, The Weeknd, Martha and the Muffins and Tara Slone, to name a few. For two seasons, Hill also performed as guitarist in the house band for the CTV series, The Launch.
As a music video director she has directed videos for Mother Mother, Sass Jordan, Serena Ryder and Alex Cuba.
She primarily works out of her studio, The Lair in Toronto.
photo by Casey Grace.