Uun is darkness on the dancefloor. Coming up in the metal scene of Kansas City, Uun, also known as Ryan Malony, played in multiple regional bands from 2000-2008 before turning his focus to techno.
Since 2007, Uun has put out mixes for Dystopian Rhythm, More or Less, Kansas City Techno, Business Class Records, Feed The Raver, Subterror Radio among others.
In his home base Uun is known for being a member of Kansas city Techno as well as his previous residencies at The Riot Room and The Foundry.
On July 17th, 2013 he released his first EP for Business Class Records. Titled "Minus" it features two originals plus remix duty from Blank Code's Joel Morgan, Naked Lunch's Stevie Wilson, & Dystopian Rhythm's Garret Dillon. He has also self released multiple tracks and two EP's.
December 9th, 2013, marks the release of his second EP, this time for the vaunted Teggno Records. Entitled "Structure", it is a 130bpm techno workout that features two original's plus remixes from techno legend Andrei Morant and NYC based Justin Schumacher.
In 2014, Uun shows no sign of slowing down with multiple new releases and remixes in the works. Be on the lookout for his brand of dubby dark techno.
01 Jonas Kopp - Dias [Ilian Tape]
02 The Black Dog - Dissident Bleep (Sandwell District)
03 Edit Select & Giorgio Gigli - Substance [Edit Select]
04 Mick Finesse - Prudence Organization (Donor Remix) [Broken Mind Recordings]
05 Alex Bau - Diversions (Ad.lib & Silverson Remix) [Affin]
06 Mono.xID - Shadow [Promo]
07 Developer - Promiscuous [Nheoma]
08 VSK - x4 
09 Mono.xID - Toxic Waste 1.0 (Aluminiumantimonid) [Ill Bomb Records]
10 Alien Rain - Alienated 4A [Alien Rain]
11 Woo York - Smoke Signal [Soma]
12 NX1 - ISM1 [Inner Surface]
13 Nahal - CFX 3 (Atie Horvat Rework)
14 Uun - Reticula [Promo]
15 Garrett Dillon - Light Shadows [Dystopian Rhythm]
16 Truss - Beacon [Our Circula Sound]
17 Stefan Vincent - Elephant's Foot [Dynamic Reflection]
18 Rodhad - Patient Zero (Function Remix) [Dystopian]
19 Uun - Cold Rising [Dystopian Rhythm]
You really seemed to burst onto the scene recently. Where did Uun begin?
First I'd like to say thanks for having me on as a guest! I had a great time putting this mix together. The Uun moniker has been around since 2009, but I only really started focusing on techno about a year and a half ago. Before that I was making stuff more in the realm of IDM because I've always been into stuff like that, especially the early Warp Records material like Autechre. My first trip to Detroit for Movement in 2012 changed my direction completely and I haven't looked back since.
What's the scene like in Kansas City?
Kansas City has a lot going for it, its a bit of a crossroads for a lot of major cities so the styles and genres reflect that. However it can also be frustrating as its difficult to pull off a strong singular direction like throwing true techno events on a regular basis. That being said the last couple of years I have seen a bit of a shift from straight up party music to deeper forms of house and techno. We recently hosted a night with DJ Shiva which went off really well, it was one of the first times I saw a pretty large crowd going wild for real nasty techno. This Summer and beyond we are looking to throw more events of that type and I really look forward to helping the scene grow.
What is your workflow like, how do you go about creating music?
I have a pretty structured workflow now that took a LONG time to get down to where it was even remotely efficient and expressive. I used to sit down and kind of be lost as to what to start with or what direction to go in. Now when I sit down to write music I always have an initial idea I'm going off of. Sometimes its a specific sound, sometimes its just a specific clap pattern, but I always try to have a seed of creativity at the center. I often ask myself, "What is the point of this track? What makes it unique?" If I can't come up with an answer immediately I know I need to reevaluate. With how much music there is out there available you really have to have SOMETHING that makes your tunes stand out from the rest. I'm not saying that I really have that yet, but its something I am always working towards and something that I am always very critical of my own work over.
How do you spend your time outside of the studio?
Outside of techno I enjoy PC gaming quite a bit. Right now I'm way into the Diablo III xpac and Dota 2. I'm actually travelling to Seattle this year to watch the Dota 2 grand-finals which I'm really excited about. Other than that I enjoy spending time in the gym. It is often the only time I have time to think and I often come up with ideas while working out. Sound body sound mind!
Any upcoming gigs, releases, or general Uun info you would like to share?
This Summer is going to be really busy which is awesome! Looking forward to spending my third year in a row in Detroit for Movement, its awesome to be around so many like minds and meet so many cool people that love techno as much as I do. I also have a few gigs in St. Louis including one playing with Rrose who is a huge inspiration for me so I'm excited for that opportunity. This winter was particularly brutal weather wise so I spent most of it working on music. June 11th sees the release of my debut album which I couldn't be more excited about. Its coming out on Dystopian Rhythm which is a label I have followed and enjoyed since its launch, so its a great honor to be on there alongside some other awesome talent. Other than that I have a collaberation with Atie Horvat coming out June 15 on Rheostatus, and an EP on Morgan Tomas' label Reloading sometime later in the Summer, as well as a handful of remixes I have done.