WOODED, Wrocław’s greatest annual electronic music celebration, returns for 2016, taking place on 4 June 2016 at the stunning imperial castle CK Zamek in Leśnica.

A party with electronic music under the open sky, with the sun in your face and the warmth on your skin. This was the initial idea that marks the starting point of a new spirit.

Cities don’t get a songwriting credit or a royalty cheque. But from grunge in Seattle’s garages to hip-hop in New York’s community centres, urban design has profoundly influenced musical genres across the world

"Unfortunately in the current environment, it is not possible to give you the best and unique experience you deserve," they wrote. "Let’s lock and cherish all the magnificent memories in our hearts, this is not farewell."

Women have been DJing and producing music since the tools to do so have been available, and many of electronic music's earliest pioneers were either female or gender nonconforming. Yet in 2016, women are still badly underrepresented everywhere from festival lineups to annual DJ rankings and club rosters.

On Sunday, February 14, Valentine's Day, one of the world's longest-running techno parties, Awakenings, will commence in the United States for the first time ever. The traveling event first began in Amsterdam in 1997 and has grown into one of the biggest brands in techno since.

At the tail end of 1989, those lucky enough to be on the KLF Communications mailing list received a package containing a pair of records that were, by the standards of the time, hugely radical.

What comes to your mind when you think of Germany?

Time Warp Mannheim 2016 is just around the corner and the line-up is a typically impressive assembly of world-class DJs and live acts, featuring longstanding Time Warp fixtures and a number of debut performances.

A flickering sea of lights, pulsating beats and beaming faces as far as the eye can see – the City of Iron awakes again.