Enjoy some of our best in-depth journalism from the past 12 months.
In Oakland and San Francisco, cities once defined by radical creativity, electronic artists are finding it ever harder to survive. But as Matt McDermott found out, they're not giving up just yet.
"Dance or die!" Holly Dicker attended the biggest indoor hardcore rave in history to tell the story of Thunderdome and Holland's most significant youth culture movement.
Max Pearl visited the Mexican capital to report on a multi-generational DJ tradition that stretches back to the 1950s. You can also read this piece in Spanish.
The Black Madonna, Mashrou' Leila, Brian Eno and others took part in a creative retreat in the shadow of the separation barrier in Bethlehem. Tom Faber explained how the artists made music inspired by one of the modern world's most intractable conflicts.
"You get a couple of hours at night where you're not behind walls." Tom Faber travelled to the West Bank to meet the people who are creating a dance music scene against the odds.
One of the world's deepest conflicts became a major talking point in electronic music this year. In this article, seven people presented their perspectives on the cultural boycott of Israel.
Kit Macdonald visited the Danish capital to investigate its emergence as a hotbed for 140 BPM dance music.
Holly Dicker went deep on the 30-year tradition that's infiltrated modern dance music.
Tom Faber met the artists behind SET, a festival championing electronic music in the capital of Iran. You can also listen to an audio reading of this piece.