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You only need to look at the performance of Gangnam's two biggest clubs in this poll to see the progress of South Korea's club scene over the past 12 months.

Both new entries last year, Octagon and Ellui are two of the highest climbers, each after (at most) two years of operation — it's fair to say clubbing in South Korea is bootin' off. Lazy 'Gangnam Style' comparisons aside, the eponymous district — a walking ground for the city's glammed up, well-off club cats — has truly caught the “EDM” bug.

Ellui has been at the heart of it. Opting for a colossal Funktion One-powered surround soundsystem, hi-tech production — retina-scorching lasers, gigantic plasma screens, foam cannons — and the hardest-hitting players of the international scene (Mark Knight, Mat Zo, Mauro Picotto) before 'Gangnam Style' was even a twinkle in PSY's eye, it's hard to ignore the defining influence it's had on South Korea's music scene.

GREEN VALLEY
SPACE IBIZA
PACHA IBIZA
FABRIC
ZOUK SINGAPORE
BCM PLANET DANCE
MINISTRY OF SOUND
SIRENA
FABRIK
AMNESIA
MARQUEE
OCTAGON
CAVO PARADISO
DC10
GUABA BEACH CLUB
WARUNG BEACH CLUB
PRIVILEGE
BERGHAIN / PANORAMA BAR
THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT
YALTA
Pacha Sharm
GUVERNMENT
ANZU
Row 14
PAPAYA
Pacha New York
COCORICO
USHUAïA
DUEL:BEAT
Venue
MOTION
D-EDGE
PARADISE CLUB
SURRENDER/ENCORE
TROUW
Footwork
Studio 80
ECHOSTAGE
Ellui
THE MID
SPACE SHARM
SUB CLUB
TENAX CLUB
CASTLE CLUB
XS
Space Miami
MANSION
BOOTSHAUS
Avalon
Miroir
Club Midi
Roxy
Air
GUENDALINA
FOUNDATION SEATTLE
DIGITAL NEWCASTLE
SANKEYS MCR
Tao
Electric Pickle
The Exchange
Cable
BETA (WATERLOO)
WATERGATE
WOMB TOKYO
ROBERT JOHNSON
STEALTH
Club Vertigo
Ageha
Circus Afterhours
Liv Nightclub
The Warehouse
Fuse
La Rocca
The Garage
Il Muretto
LA HUAKA
Asylum Afterhours
REX CLUB
CIELO
SANKEYS IBIZA
Beta Nightclub
Spy Bar
Set
Matrixx
TRESOR
Stereo
CACAO BEACH
ARMA 17
Republiq
The Arches
Café D'Anvers
CORSICA STUDIOS
Skybar
Digital Brighton
Space B. Camboriu
Plan B
Melkweg
MINT CLUB
The Rainbow
Tabarin