Sat 02 October 2021
Geary Art Crawl Today w. Dark Tapes, Idious Carrie and Janis Dolphin, Dark Tapes
Safe Sounds is delighted to be presenting some incredible acts as part of Geary Art Crawl 2021!
5PM - Bill Cutbill
5.45 - Idious Carrie & Janis Dolphin
6.30 - ROY
7.30 - Dark Tapes
Come enjoy the sunshine! We're outside Geary Collective, 225 Geary Ave. Entry is FREE!
Fri 10 September 2021
Hollowfest 2021 Is Here!!
Hollowfest 2021 gets started at 7PM today, Friday 10th September and will run until the end of Sunday 12th! So many great acts packed across 3 days.
Kali Horse, who you may know from the Safe Sounds Sessions, perform today at 9PM. Our very own Bill Cutbill will open Saturday at 3PM performing AMAZONAS (the live band features Idious Carrie on Bongos and Quentin Mitchell on synthesizers).
Tickets will be available on the door. All details at hollowfest.com!
Aug 03, 2021
Sonja and Friends Mix by DJ Cutbill
DJ Cutbill has a new mix out today via the Sonja and Friends series. Bill was set the challenge to work around soundscapes, so this is a (mostly) tranquil mix combining the sounds he recorded in the Amazon rainforest with a downbeat vinyl set.
A few shoutouts to Canadian faves BADBADNOTGOOD and Paul Jacobs who appear on this mix, but don't let these names fool you as there is still very much an electronic edge overall.
Bill's Amazonas Sound Library, if you didn't already know, is a free resource for filmmakers, musicians and creatives. You can listen to the raw files and download them here.
Check out the full Sonja and Friends series now.
Sun 04 July 2021
Bill Cutbill Performing Live, In Public, This Weekend!
It still feels odd to be saying this, but this weekend, Bill Cutbill and the Schmoozy Lighters will be performing AMAZONAS live, in public, in person, at Houndstooth on College Street, Toronto.
YES. This Sunday 4th July, Houndstooth is holding the Tropi-Americana Extravaganza day event from 1pm-8pm.
"What is that?" I hear you rejoice?!
Well, it runs from 1-8pm. Bill Cutbill and the Schmoozy Lighters (Quentin Mitchell & Idious Carrie) will perform two different sets at approximately 4/5 or 5/6 pm. There will be an interval between the two halves, kinda like a swanky theatre performance, just without the red velvet curtains.
What else is happening as part of this wonder event?
ULTRA will be holding a pop-up selling all kinds of awesome goodies!
Collective Arts sponsored BBQ will keep your bellies full!
Hot dog eating contest hosted by Steve Goodtime.
Vinyl will be spun by Plastic Fantastic... and there's a party w/ love supreme.
Come out and bring the weather/good vibes with you. We all need it and Bill and the Schmoozies can't wait to perform for you.
Also, we're gonna be shouting about this more, but at the event you'll get a chance to pre-order AMAZONAS on vinyl... yes, AMAZONAS is coming to vinyl. If you choose to pre-order there are some exclusive goodies for you and free delivery within Toronto, so yeah, come down and commit to the bit.
Mar 12, 2021
Gloin Remix EP Arrives Today - Sft Mnstr Rmxd
Toronto heavyweights Gloin, have today released a full remix EP called Sft Mnstr Rmxd - listen here. The original EP, 'Soft Monster', has been reenvisioned track-by-track by Lia Braswell, Teepy Slime, Ceremony East Coast, Moss Harvest and our very own Bill Cutbill.
Bill Cutbill's AMAZONAS remix makes use of the free sound library of Amazon jungle samples Bill unleashed upon the world in 2020. The library features 100+ samples he recorded in Brazil, and is free for artists, filmmakers, musicians and creatives to download and use in their endeavours.
Please check out the sounds of the Amazon now, and if you use any of the samples, all you gotta do is reference Bill's Amazonas Sound Library as one of your sources!
Bill would like to thank Gloin for inviting him to be a part of this release -
"I spend a lot of time hiding under the ground so that I can pretend I'm swinging between the trees. This project gave me something to focus on. Without the shackles and limitations of rules, I had a great time exploring the possibilities within the stems I was given.
"Starting with the bass and guitar lines, I found joy in pitch-shifting the two to create some new melodic paths. Having been given multiple drum channels, I then loaded them all into a session and pulled individual stems back or forward to find new rhythms from the original recordings. The bleed from the mics adds natural counter-rhythms and by finding areas that gave me satisfaction, I was able to create loops using the existing drums that had a completely different feel and supported the new melodic direction.
"Adding a combination of original synth samples and others I generated using a Juno-106 (which I believe I'm right in saying was the same instrument used on Gloin's original track), I finally layered the vocals take-by-take to create something that I hope will prove soothing to listeners out there in the great unknown.
"If you enjoy the track, please consider downloading AMAZONAS and making an optional donation to the Rainforest Trust to protect the endangered rainforest and the species that call them home."