Blue Stahli

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Blue Stahli
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Background information
Birth name Bret Autrey
Also known as VOXiS:MACHINA (1998-2000)[1]
VOXiS (2000-2006)
Remorse Code (2006-2007)
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Years active 1998-present
Labels Ballistic Test, Flaming Fish Music, Position, FiXT Music
Members Bret Autrey

Blue Stahli is a Detroit, Michigan-based electronic rock project that was created by multi-instrumentalist Bret Autrey. Blue Stahli has appeared in a number of movie trailers, shows, and games.


Musical beginnings (1996-2001)[edit]

Blue Stahli started as a high school project under the name of 'VOXiS:MACHINA', later 'VOXiS', and in 2006 he released his debut album Darkeworld: Project One which features various collection of songs, demos and experiments through the years 1998 to 2006, being re-released through the FiXT Music label in 2007, prior to his signing.[2][3] Bret Autrey's musical talents were self-taught.[4]

Klayton (of Celldweller; founder of the FiXT Music label) discovered Blue Stahli in 2007 through a remix contest for "Own Little World", titled as the 'Remorse Code remix'. After he was signed he was relocated to Detroit, the residence of the FiXT Music label and its studios.[2]

Signing with FiXT Music and album releases (2008-2013)[edit]

Main article: Blue Stahli (album)

The following year Blue Stahli debuted with his first single, Kill Me Every Time[5] then later releasing his first instrumental based album Antisleep Vol. 01.[6] Blue Stahli released additional singles which led up to the release of his first vocal album (with FiXT) Blue Stahli in 2011.[7] He also released 2 more instrumental albums as sequels to "Antisleep Vol. 01" in 2012 and 2013.[8]

On May 20, 2013, Blue Stahli released a stand-alone single titled "Never Dance Again", which featured elements of 80s Dance music, followed by a remix by labelmate Josh Money.[9] In July the same year, Stahli started a YouTube series titled 'Ask Blue Stahli', a vlogging series where fans can ask him questions on his social sites using the hashtag #askbluestahli for him to answer.[10]

The Devil (2013-present)[edit]

Main article: The Devil (album)

In 2013, Blue Stahli premiered two new songs, titled 'The Fall' and 'Down In Flames', both of which were released on December 17 on the first "chapter" for the second upcoming vocal album, The Devil. This album had received wide coverage from popular online magazines such as Loudwire,[11] Revolver[12] and Bloody Disgusting.[13] In an interview, Autrey stated that he aimed to finish and release the album in late 2014, however, this was later pushed back to 2015.[14][15]

In May 2015, Bret announced the completion of Antisleep Vol. 04 (Chapter 01),[16] it was later released, without warning, on June 5, 2015.

"The Devil" was released on October 2, 2015.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Voxis:Machina - Lullabies review". Flaming Fish Music. 1998. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "VOXiS - Darkeworld Project One" (Online store). FiXT Music. FiXT Music. 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2014. The material on this disc is a non-chronological collection of songs, demos, experiments and crimes against the listening populace I committed between the years 2000 and 2006.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Brenton, Ryan (8 March 2011). "FiXT Interview: Blue Stahli" (Interview). FiXT. Retrieved 23 January 2014. That was a project started in high school with Collin Landis... 
  4. ^ Autrey, Bret. "Ask Blue Stahli - Naked Elvis Kung Fu". YouTube. Blue Stahli. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Blue Stahli Kill Me Every Time" (Database). AllMusic. 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Blue Stahli Antisleep, Vol. 1" (Database). AllMusic. 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Blue Stahli - Blue Stahli" (Database). AllMusic. 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Blue Stahli discography" (Database). AllMusic. 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Maguire, Chris (20 May 2013). "Blue Stahli Releases '80s Indie Chainsaw Pop' Single: "Never Dance Again"" (News post). AltSounds. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ask Blue Stahli - Clownhorning" (YouTube video). Blue Stahli. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  11. ^ Kaufman, Spencer (16 December 2013). "Blue Stahli, ‘The Fall’ – Exclusive Song Premiere" (News post). Loudwire. Retrieved 23 January 2014. Detroit multi-instrumentalist Blue Stahli is unleashing his new album, ‘The Devil,’ via a series of chapters, the first of which drops Dec. 17... 
  12. ^ Chichester, Sammi (17 December 2013). "Exclusive: Blue Stahli Premiere New Song, "Down In Flames"" (News post). Revolver. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  13. ^ Jonathan, Barkan (19 December 2013). "Blue Stahli Releases "Down In Flames" Lyric Video" (News post). Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Interview with". Blue Stahli. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Blue Stahli interview". Chaos Control. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Blue Stahli - Be sure to lay down an excitement tarp, art for...". Facebook. 2015-05-22. Retrieved 2015-05-22.