Your soundtrack to a healthy life

Music curator Coleman Feltes assembles songs suited to living and feeling well.

Anyone with an iPod can call themselves a DJ, but music stylists are harder to come by. Enter Coleman Feltes, the NYC-based music expert who curates soundtracks with a level of personalization, precision and taste more commonly associated with collecting art. His clients include fashion heavyweights (think Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci) and civilians alike; anyone looking for accompaniment to suit, among other things, a collection of clothes, a mood, or the decor of a room. As it turns out, even elements of a healthy lifestyle are up for grabs. We asked Feltes to compile mini playlists exclusively for Q, inspired by the three components of the Equinox philosophy.

The inspiration: “I'm very influenced by electronic dance music. I'm finding it harder and harder to slow the tempo down, but there's nothing like that journey that takes you up and then down.”

"Shotgun Bass" by Nytron & Lucas Arr

"Earthquake" by Dj Fresh & Diplo

"Youth" (Seamus Haji Remix) by Foxes

The inspiration: “I love to cook to jazz and bossa nova music - sexy and fun is the mood."

"Sexual Healing" (Kygo Remix) by Marvin Gaye

"Peanut Vendor" by Anita O'Day

"Once Again" by Stan Getz

The inspiration: “Feeling relaxed and connected to my heart before I sleep is a must. These tracks are all very special to me and represent some of my favorite music and singers.”

"Evening Ceremony" by Active Child

"Hey Now" by London Grammar"

"Fin Des Jours" by Chicane