Ariel Rechtshaid, Grammy Winner, Music, Record Producer, audio engineer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, Q Blog, Coachella, playlist, artist

Ariel Rechtshaid's Coachella Playlist

Festival-inspired sounds compiled by a Grammy-winning producer. Need we say more?

You know Ariel Rechtshaid by sound, if not by name. He's the Grammy-winning producer and songwriter who creates music with the likes of Haim, Vampire Weekend and Sky Ferreira, and a Grammy-nominee for Producer of the Year this past February. For someone with Rechtshaid's musical expertise, making a workout playlist is child's play—albeit something whose importance he can appreciate. "Whether it's a message that gets me hyped or a sound that inspires me, the right song really helps motivate me when I'm running or playing ball," says the L.A.-based producer. "Great rhythms and chord progressions are essential." With Coachella wrapping up this weekend, we asked Rechtshaid to put together his perfect festival-inspired mix. 

Hear the playlist at

  • "Bombs Over Baghdad" by Outkast
  • "Domino Dancing" by Pet Shop Boys
  • "Falling" by Haim
  • "Champagne Coast" by Blood Orange
  • "Losing You" by Solange
  • "Remake/Remodel" by Bryan Ferry
  • "Life's a Bitch" by Nas
  • "Ace of Spades" by Motörhead
  • "Heartbeats" by The Knife
  • "A World Alone" by Lorde