Blue Stahli is a Detroit, Michigan-based electronic rock project that was created by multi-instrumentalist Bret Autrey. Stahli has appeared in a number of movie trailers, shows, and games.
Musical beginnings (2000-2007):
Blue Stahli started as a high school project under the name of 'VOXiS', and in 2006 he released his début album Darkeworld Project One which features various collection of songs, demos and experiments through the years 2000 to 2006, being re-released through the FiXT Music label in 2007, prior to his signing. Bret Autrey's musical talents were self-taught.
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.
Singing with FiXT Music and album releases (2008-2013):
The following year Blue Stahli debuted with his first single, Kill Me Every Time then later releasing his first instrumental based album Antisleep Vol. 01. Blue Stahli released additional singles which led up to the release of his first vocal album (with FiXT) Blue Stahli in 2011. He also released 2 more instrumental albums as sequels to "Antisleep Vol. 01" in 2012 and 2013.
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. 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.
The Devil (2013-present):
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,Revolver and Bloody Disgusting. In an interview, Autrey stated that he aims to finish and release the album in 2014, however this is not definite.