Ariel Rechtshaid (born March 23, 1979) is an American record producer, audio engineer, mixing engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. His production, songwriting, and mixing credits include HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Madonna, Usher, Adele, Brandon Flowers, Charli XCX, Kelela, Cass McCombs, Solange Knowles, Tobias Jesso Jr., Murs, Sky Ferreira, We Are Scientists, Kylie Minogue, U2, Glasser, Alex Clare, and Major Lazer. Rechtshaid co-wrote and produced Usher's 2012 single, "Climax", which won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance. Rechtshaid was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year and won a Grammy for his production on the Vampire Weekend album Modern Vampires of the City. He also produced the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1-charting single "Hey There Delilah" by the Plain White T's in 2007. Rechtshaid is the former lead singer and guitarist of the ska/pop-punk band The Hippos and the bassist and producer of indie folk-rock group Foreign Born. [1]


Episode No. Date Details
17 May 8, 2016 Details his work on Usher's "Climax"
67 May 6, 2018 In studio to discuss Alanis Morrissette, Radiohead, Austin Powers, and lemurs
85 January 27, 2019 In studio to talk new Vampire Weekend songs "Harmony Hall" and "2021"
92 May 5, 2019 Production deep dive into Father of the Bride
93 May 19, 2019 Interviewed during his attendance of Vampire Weekend's album release show at Webster Hall. Lightly discusses production of the song "Ya Hey"


Episode No. Date Details
7 October 4, 2015 Mentioned as having produced HAIM's "Honey & I"
11 November 29, 2015 Mentioned as having produced Adele's "When We Were Young"
12 December 13, 2015 Production work with Brandon Flowers mentioned, talk of being at the Grammys with Vampire Weekend for Modern Vampires of the City. Ezra and Alana Haim jokingly call him Ariel "Disrespectshaid"
83 December 16, 2018 Mentioned by name
86 February 10, 2019 Ezra mentions Ariel's band played with Kara's Flowers (an early iteration of Maroon 5), and that he and Ariel had played Mario Party together
87 Febryary 24, 2019 Mentioned as being in the "Harmony Hall" music video
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