A purveyor of belligerent and uncompromising techno, Ansome's (aka Kieran Whitefield) career began after studying sound design and music production at college in his home county of Cornwall.
After making the move to London, Whitefield immersed himself in the club culture of the U.K. capitol, setting up the fledgling dubstep-meets-techno label Disco's Dead while working on his own productions. At the beginning of 2014, Whitefield's first release, the Smeatons EP, appeared on the Swiss label Files Records and kickstarted a barrage of releases that year. Putting Disco's Dead to bed, Whitefield started up the label South London Analogue Material to put out his and other fellow producers' material, with a split single with fellow South Londoner Catch coming first. The Penny and Pound EP -- on techno stalwart Bas Mooy's Mord Records -- appeared at the end of the year, while Whitefield's live set, using a full hardware set-up, saw him play at legendary European clubs such as Tresor, Berghain, and London's own Corsica Studios. The beginning of 2015 found Whitefield delivering the Hells Bells and Buckets of Blood EP for German label Mindcut; a few months later, he teamed up with London-based label Perc Trax for The White Horse EP. With Ansome, the perfect fit for Ali Wells' hard-edged, industrial-leaning label, Whitefield delivered his debut full-length album Stowaway on Perc Trax at the beginning of 2016. Not one to rest on his laurels, Whitefield followed the release with The Coffin Dodge EP for London label Them. ~ Rich Wilson, Rovi