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.
- "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