Regarded for his slick, genre-bending electronic rock, Bret Autrey - commonly known as Blue Stahli - produces cyberpunk anthems of the fringe zeitgeist. Doom/Disco; Industrial/Pop; Chillwave/Glitch Hop; avant-garde inspiration from David Lynch and Philip K. Dick merge with the saccharine excess of 80s and 90s straight-to-VHS films to define the tempest at the core of Blue Stahli - visceral connection to a massive range of sonic emotion.
Born in Phoenix and currently residing in Los Angeles, Bret’s musical career began with the discovery of computer trackers as a teenager. Soon after, he led electro-industrial collective VOXiS before a stint in the Midwest to hone his mix of explosive guitar riffs and ghostly vocal hooks. The one-man beat- heavy electronic noise collage Blue Stahli launched his solo career, which expanded to include Sunset Neon - an indie pop blast of ocean breeze, sun-drenched skin, and nu-disco dance floors. Beyond artist projects, Bret produces custom music which can be heard in film and video game trailers.
Bret returns to his tracking roots, using modern tracker Renoise to craft the newest iteration of the Blue Stahli sound. His latest music is a window into his journey through being his mother’s caretaker as she battled malignant brain cancer and mourning the loss of his biggest champion after she passed away in 2018 while additionally reconnecting with his family origins after the loss of a major cornerstone. His mother’s piano is where many of these songs were crafted, with its raw untuned tones making appearances on some of the recordings.
Perpetually cinematic, his body of work has underscored scary monsters (Lights Out), zombie decapitation (Dead Rising 2), the rescue of the galaxy (Iron Man 3; Star Trek Into Darkness), hailed a new era in video games (Playstation 5 worldwide launch), soundtracked brutal digital battlefields (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare), and calls to mind gunfights, explosions (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), cosmic horror, sensual seances (American Horror Story), and (perhaps most importantly) the lives of listeners around the world.