The team at Crystal Clouds needs your help once more!

We have been exercising various changes to try and reduce the cost of running the dedicated web server for Crystal Clouds, however due to inflation, the poor market rate of the USD against the EURO and our target not being reached for a few months now - we are down to our last months (July) worth of funding. This in effect has undone the great work done by all in November/December last year.

We reach out to all members who can afford to help us keep the project online by donating what they can, but in the same sentence entirely respect the massive effort already undertaken by some users who already donate regularly.

We are in discussions with the server hosts ( to look at cheaper options, or if there are possibilities to move elsewhere - but we are trying to do this with minimal impact on the website itself.

Update 18th June

Thank you to everybody who has donated in reaction to this post!

We've raised $325 this month so far which secures the next couple of months for Crystal Clouds and allows us to have a bit of peace of mind financially.

Please note that there were a few anonymous donations, which can't be attributed to any user accounts at present. If you are missing from the list - please use the contact us page to let us know (or even reply below if you'd prefer)!










Kenji Sekiguchi and Nhato celebrated the 100th episode of "Otographic Arts" this week with an XXL event featuring DJs such as:

Dominant Space
Kenji Sekiguchi
Kyohei Akagawa

Crystal Clouds has all sets available for download now, so head on over to the Otographic Arts archive for amazing music:

Don't forget that you can catch Otographic Arts live every 1st Tuesday of the month on YouTube and ETN.FM.

For more information please visit their homepage:





Crystal Clouds is pleased to announce the addition of a second Psy Trance DJ to the website!


"Without life there would be no music, without music there would be no life."

These are the words of the Swedish psytrance DJ "Electrovibes".

In 2008 Gustav Holmberg got his first mixing program on his computer and from that day on he was hooked.

Starting with minimal techno and progressive trance he soon started to understand the music, feeling the energy and gradually developed mixing skills.

In 2010 Gustav got his first DJ-controller - at which point there was nothing holding him back.

In the last couple of years Gustav started mixing psytrance and fullon and that was when he finally found his true calling.

As the days go by, Gustav continues to develop his mixing skills more and more, making every mix more alive and interesting.

"Every song has its own message and purpose, and it's up to me to deliver that to the audience."

In his DJ sets, Gustav takes the audience on a Psychedelic Journey where there are no limits or boundaries.

And of course Gustav is planning on starting producing his own music, influenced by Artists such as Outsiders, Electric Universe, Tristan, Mad Tribe etc.

"There is no better way to share your Love than doing it through music."

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It's been a while since Crystal Clouds have had to make a desperate plea for help - as it's members continue to keep the project alive with very kind levels of donations. Unfortunately in the last 3 or 4 months this has started to dwindle a little and leaves Crystal Clouds in a very difficult position.

At a mere 14 years of age, Crystal Clouds continues to support all forms of trance & progressive music in an ad-free and independent environment.

However such an approach is rather costly with the server and domain costing approximately $140/month.

Many users turn out every month to help support the project financially - for which we are eternally grateful - but we are making this plea on the basis of attracting new and dormant users to help us out financially so that the project may continue to thrive!


Please please please consider supporting Crystal Clouds today by hitting the donation button on the right!

If you are unable to use PayPal and would rather send a donation in another form, please contact us on to discuss further.

Crystal Clouds has a small reserve left to see out the remainder of 2017, but 2018 is looking uncertain as things stand. Of course, we appreciate all feedback and other offers of help - so if you know anyone who can help with our hosting situation... please let us know!


Calling all DJs!

Crystal Clouds would like to expand it's DJ Team in a new direction with something a bit more on the hard side of trance.

We have been enjoying the sounds of DJs like Jordan Suckley, Mark Sherry and Will Atkinson recently and would love to bring a DJ on board who plays this style of music.

If you are a DJ or know someone who is looking to increase their exposure - please contact us on:




Ever since their first studio album back in 2010, Aly & Fila have honed their musical skills and in the process revolutionized dance music with their passion for trance and their unwavering support from millions of fans worldwide. Their eagerly anticipated new artist album Beyond The Lights displays these superstars' diversity and incredible talent, and is a journey through musical styles and their inspirations.

Beyond The Lights features many notable collaborations with fellow producers and sought after vocalists including Ferry Corsten, Emma Hewitt, Ana Criado and HALIENE as well as solo instrumentals from Aly & Fila themselves. The title track of the album was the first single to be released and has already seen itself top numerous dance charts around the world. Aly & Fila's collaboration with Paul Thomas showed their passion not only for trance but also for a more progressive arrow in the duo's quiver, while the final track pays tribute to one of the industry's most loved individuals, Robert Miles, who sadly passed away earlier in the year.

With so much to offer and much more to come, Beyond The Lights truly is a revelation and a wonder not to be missed.


01. Aly & Fila - Rebirth
02. Aly & Fila And Paul Thomas - UV
03. Aly & Fila With Haliene - Breathe Us To Life
04. Aly & Fila - Sunrise At Cala Bassa
05. Aly & Fila With Haliene - Paralyzed
06. Aly & Fila vs Ferry Corsten - Camellia
07. Aly & Fila And Ana Criado - All Heaven
08. Aly & Fila vs Scott Bond & Charlie Walker - Shadow
09. Aly & Fila - Awakening
10. Aly & Fila With Ferry Tayle - Concorde
11. Aly & Fila With Emma Hewitt - You & I
12. Aly & Fila – Beyond The Lights
13. Aly & Fila With Philippe El Sisi & Omar Sherif Feat. Karim Youssef - The Chronicles
14. Aly & Fila With Sue MCLaren - Surrender
15. Aly & Fila – In Your Memory

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Crystal Clouds returns with another great DJ joining the ranks in 2017.


Artisan is currently one of the most productive and consistent producers in Northern Ireland. He began working under the alias in 2015 after deciding a move from previous project Tucandeo (one half of Tucandeo). Having already received support from major names like Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk and Tiesto instant support was picked up almost immediately. This was most recognisable from trance maestro Markus Schulz who later signed “World’s Apart” to Ministry Of Sound’s Trance Nation compilation. Inspired by many different genres his sound can be described as melodic progressive trance with a twist of soundtrack elements. Great examples of these elements can be heard through tracks like “Ethos” and “Love Is Divine” which were played all over the world. More recently “Thank You” with Anki hailed support from names like Paul Oakenfold, Roger Shah, Markus Schulz, Judge Jules and many more. It was released under Artisan’s label In Sessions under the legendary Blackhole Recordings. Artisan relaunched his radio show “In Sessions”

With a promising collection of releases to come you can be sure the next few months will be eventful for Artisan.

Support list: Aly & Fila, Armin Van Buuren, Bobina, Cosmic Gate, Dennis Shepherd, DJ Feel, Ferry Corsten, John O’Callaghan, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Jordan Suckley, Judge Jules, Markus Schulz, Menno De Jong, Roger Shah and many more.

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Long term Crystal Clouds resident DJ "Jerom" has made it through to the final stages of the Tomorrowland 2017 DJ Contest!

Jerom has always put his heart and soul into his productions and mixes, so for any fans out there - be sure to help your favourite DJ get into the booth for one of the world's most popular events.

DJ Contest

Tomorrowland is a massive music festival organized over 2 weekends this summer (July) in Boom, Belgium. Last year's event saw more than 180,000 people arriving from over 150 countries for this unique electronic music experience! Having now expanded to two weekends this year, and with over 200 artists confirmed to be performing this is one party to add to your bucket list!

TranceAddict is returning for our 8th year with a stacked lineup featuring the sounds of: Airscape - Airwave - Alex M.O.R.P.H. - Andy Moor - Gabriel & Dresden - Indecent Noise - Lange - Paul Oakenfold - Sean Tyas & Menno de Jong - Simon Patterson - Standerwick - Tenishia

In 2010, our first year having this contest, we discovered Apsara who rocked the crowd and now has gigs at nightclubs in Jakarta, Indonesia. Next up was Rory James who now often plays at New York electronic music mainstay, Output. In 2012, we were lucky enough to have George Rimore take a chance, taking a break from his studies and submitting a mix that made him the clear winner. For our last competition, Reliquary opened the stage and has since played clubs in Atlanta as well as other music festivals.

This year's finalists have been selected -- take a listen and let us know what you think!

How To Vote


Listen to the mix and be sure to leave a comment and your support for Jerom!

If you would like to listen to the other mixes or find out more information, please visit:


Many of you may have noticed some minor changes around the Crystal Clouds website recently!

Some decisions have been made recently to stick to our core activities rather than getting dragged back by work that isn't necessarily a positive part of our wonderful trance project.

As the administrators of Crystal Clouds work on the site in their spare time, it is integral that we enjoy what we do in order to make the project a success!

Of course, our continued success relies on all of the very generous people out there who keep donating to keep the server and therefore the project alive. A big thank you from the admin team to all those who have helped CC reach what is nearly it's 14th birthday!

Please find below a brief list of committed and pending changes to the Crystal Clouds website.

  • "Buddypress" social plugin has been removed. This plugin uses a large amount of resources and is also behind all of the "Spam" users that have arrived on Crystal Clouds to do nothing other than cause us a headache.
  • Featured posts have been removed from the front page. We were not necessarily making full use of this functionality and it forced users to scroll unnecessarily.
  • Releases are no longer being posted. Crystal Clouds is desperate to help promote Trance & Progressive, but the release feed is too time consuming at present. That said - if anybody out there is interested in helping us with it... please contact us!
  • Featured Crystal Clouds MixCloud mixes have been added to the right hand side to help spread word of our social media channels
  • Database optimization is on going to reduce the size of the Crystal Clouds website. This should allow much faster website loading for all users.
  • New features including SoundCloud syndication and a brand new look for Crystal Clouds will arrive in the near future!

An attempt at something different from Crystal Clouds this week - some free track downloads!

This month we concentrate on the goodies available from new resident DJ "Magdelayna".

His tracks and remixes have been signed to all sorts of labels and he has been a long term member of Crystal Clouds - so many people should already be familiar with him.

For those who haven't.... Magdelayna produces tracks that vary from chilled/ambient to uplifting and progressive trance.

He quite regularly releases remixes and reworks of popular and classic trance releases, with his very own twist!

Here are a selection of such tracks, with my particular favourite being the uplifting track "Solar Nebular"


Rank 1 - Airwave (Magdelayna's Resurrection Mix)

Hans Zimmer - Time (Magdelayna Remake)[Free Track]


Brian Eno vs. John Creamer & Stephane K - I Wish You Were An Ending Ascent (Magdelayna Mashup)


Magdelayna - Solar Nebular (Original Mix)

Magdelayna - Starlight Theory (Original Mix)

The Gift - The Seventh Day (Magdelayna Remake)


Admittedly it has been a while since we updated the news feed at Crystal Clouds, but here we are with some excellent news!

From 2017 Crystal Clouds has several new DJs joining the roster.

Keep reading to find out more!

Mohamed Ragab

Egyptian born and raised Mohamed Ragab has been making quite a name for himself the past few years. Having been active in the Trance scene both as DJ and producer for almost a decade, releasing his tracks on renowned labels like Future Sound of Egypt/Armada and Ultra Music, and having received multiple support on Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance radioshow as well as Aly & Fila’s FSOE.

As long term fans of Aly & Fila - Crystal Clouds is very excited to bring a fellow Egyptian on board and Mohamed certainly provides the same level of high quality trance as his fellow countrymen.

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Many long term members of Crystal Clouds will already be familiar with Elitist - particularly those who were fans of Somatic Sense and the wonderful track "Zonderland" that Elitist produced with Acues.

In 2017 Elitist returns to the team at Crystal Clouds with his unique take on trance in the form of his monthly show "Incoming Signal".

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Adam Rodziewicz AKA Magdelayna is another name that many long term members of Crystal Clouds will be familiar with.

Active on the "Crystal Clouds V3" forums promoting some massive remixes and reworks of his favourite trance releases and coming up with some ingenious tribute mixes, Magdelayna is certainly a name you will be seeing more and more around the scene!

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Psyrotica brings Psy Trance to Crystal Clouds for the very first time in 2017!

There is no particular reason why Crystal Clouds hasn't looked into Psy Trance before now, but we simply couldn't ignore the great mixes that Tara was sharing with us.

We look forward to a great partnership working with Tara in the future, as she pushes the boundaries of these unknown sounds (to us at least!)


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