Ariel Rechtshaid is a Grammy Award-winning producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He is known and praised for his work with a diverse list of artists, including Adele, Haim, Sky Ferreira, Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX, Brandon Flowers, Madonna, Tobias Jesso Jr., Usher, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cass McCombs and Justin Bieber among many others. Rechtshaid co-wrote and produced Usher’s 2012 single, "Climax", which won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance. In 2014, he was nominated for a "Producer of the Year" Grammy and won for his production on Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City, which was awarded "Best Alternative Music Album." Of Rechtshaid, The New Yorker asserts, "His sounds have an odd brightness, so that even intensely personal songs end up feeling buoyant, and—here is where the labels start writing checks—he is exceptionally good at getting the best out of singers. His approach differs from that of producers who make their name with a sound that watermarks each song and can risk overshadowing the vocalist," while Stereogum proclaims, "If anyone working right now can change the way pop music sounds, it’s Ariel Rechtshaid." Moreover, Pitchfork calls him, "...a go-to pop producer of the highest caliber."