Spring and summer are the ripe seasons for dance mega-fests and their six-figure headliners, which means March is the month when the weirdos come out. L.A. hosts a nice slate of outsider electronica this month that dips into disco, noise, bass music and svelte minimalism. Here's the best of the lot this month.
On Friday, pool-party-skulking house savants Guy Gerber and Droog hold down at Sound (1642 N. Las Palmas Ave.), while the disco revivalist Daniel Wang brings roller rinks and big pianos back at the Eagle (4219 Santa Monica Blvd.) for the third anniversary of its Cubscout party.
The following night has a couple of rigorous floor workouts — the concession lines at Staples Center for Tiesto's headlining set of relentless ravery, and Trent Cantrelle's promised five-hour set at Dim Mak's Hollywood space (6356 Hollywood Blvd.). (We hope they feed him at some point.)
The U.K. combo Dark Sky revives the skittish percussion of drum 'n' bass with a moody twinge at Los Globos (3040 W. Sunset Blvd.) on Thursday. On March 9, the German techno minimalist Ben Klock (who has cut records for BPitch Control) plays a private party for the Droid Behavior (www.droidbehavior.com) crew, and Erick Morillo continues his decades-long house vamp at Avalon (1735 N. Vine St.).