Blue Stahli

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Blue Stahli
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Background information
Also known as VOXiS:MACHINA (1998–2000)[1]
VOXiS (2000–2006)
Remorse Code (2006–2007)
Sunset Neon (2017-present)
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Years active 1998—present
Labels Ballistic Test, Flaming Fish Music, Position, FiXT Music
Associated acts Celldweller
Members Bret Autrey

Blue Stahli is a Detroit, Michigan-based multi-genre (predominantly electronic rock) project that was created by multi-instrumentalist Bret Autrey. Blue Stahli has appeared in a number of movie trailers, shows, and games.[which?]


Musical beginnings (1996-2001)[edit]

Autry started in high school, using his self-taught musical skills,[2] 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.[3][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.[3]

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

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 two 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 (2013-2015)[edit]

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.

Sunset Neon (2017-present)[edit]

Since April 2017, Blue Stahli has been working under the alias Sunset Neon, which is a predominantly Future funk and glitchy Nu-disco solo project. He released his first single "Lazer Pink" on May 19.



  1. ^ "Voxis:Machina - Lullabies review". Flaming Fish Music. 1998. Archived from the original on June 23, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ Autrey, Bret. "Ask Blue Stahli - Naked Elvis Kung Fu". YouTube. Blue Stahli. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "VOXiS - Darkeworld Project One" (Online store). FiXT Music. FiXT Music. 2007. Retrieved January 23, 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. 
  4. ^ Brenton, Ryan (March 8, 2011). "FiXT Interview: Blue Stahli". FiXT. Archived from the original (Interview) on January 18, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2014. That was a project started in high school with Collin Landis... 
  5. ^ "Blue Stahli Kill Me Every Time" (Database). AllMusic. 2008. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Blue Stahli Antisleep, Vol. 1" (Database). AllMusic. 2008. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Blue Stahli - Blue Stahli" (Database). AllMusic. 2011. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Blue Stahli discography" (Database). AllMusic. 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ Maguire, Chris (May 20, 2013). "Blue Stahli Releases '80s Indie Chainsaw Pop' Single: "Never Dance Again"". AltSounds. Archived from the original (News post) on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ask Blue Stahli - Clownhorning" (YouTube video). Blue Stahli. July 10, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ Kaufman, Spencer (December 16, 2013). "Blue Stahli, 'The Fall' – Exclusive Song Premiere" (News post). Loudwire. Retrieved January 23, 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 (December 17, 2013). "Exclusive: Blue Stahli Premiere New Song, "Down In Flames"" (News post). Revolver. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ Jonathan, Barkan (December 19, 2013). "Blue Stahli Releases "Down In Flames" Lyric Video" (News post). Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Interview with". Blue Stahli. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Blue Stahli interview". Chaos Control. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Blue Stahli - Be sure to lay down an excitement tarp, art for.." Facebook. May 22, 2015. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 

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