Best of the year 2010: London clubs

Kate Hutchinson picks her clubbing highlights for 2010

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The international showcase of fine electronic sounds touched down in the capital in February in a whirlwind of club nights. The most impressive of all? Culture Clash: a mini Notting Hill Carnival inside the Roundhouse’s looming ribcage. Soundsystems battling it out for the title included Soul II Soul and Skream & Benga with Goldie’s crew Metalheadz coming out on top. Still, contenders will have a tough time beating rastafarians Channel One (who took the gong in the October round), when they return to fight at the next showdown come autumn 2011.

By Kate Hutchinson