Sex Machine: French beardo-loverman Sebastien Tellier brings his horny, synth-drenched funk to Le Pouisson Rouge on December 11 in support of his new album, Sexuality, produced with Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo (one-half of Daft Punk). Check Sebastien's stunning performance of the deliciously wistful "Divine" at the Eurovision competition, complete with white suit, golf cart, and equally beardo back-up singers.
Buddha's Back: Everyone's favorite pocket-sized drone-loop generator is back in 2.0 form for the Holidays. The original FM3 Buddha Machine attracted an instant horde of fans with its cheap plastic charm and haunting, lo-fi infinite sound loops The 2.0 release includes nine new loops, an added pitch-shifter, along with the requisite iphone app—the perfect stocking stuffer for the sound experimentalist in your life.
Dropping Dimes on A.P.C.: Clipse are promoting their new clothing line Play Cloths with a new mixtape, Road to Till The Casket Drops. Seems like the rap duo's propensity for hardworn elegance extends to their fashion sense: Pusha T manages to shout out A.P.C. jeans. Download the mix for zero dollars here.
Beat Science: The abstract beat alchemy of Flying Lotus' Los Angeles recalls '90s era trip-hop like Ninja Tune and DJ Shadow, but trades deep and loungey funk samples a dens, fractured neon mindwarp. Imagine a hip-hop ode to Blade Runner. Don't miss the man's recent jaw-dropping two-hour contribution to BBC1's Essential mix series, "the biggest decks in the world," where the Lotus opens with an extended track from his great aunt, Alice Coltrane.
Cover Shoot: "Guitar Hero" not providing enough virtual fame for you? Photographer Beth Harris will put you in full album-sleeve glory.