WSABI (Warped SANGOT And Boss Interior) FOX is

a performative art-prog experiment

led by the mf boss

created by Pinay Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist,

Jennae Santos.

The “Sangot” is a Filippino sickle native to the Visayas— Santos’ maternal ancestral homeland, historically used as a farming tool and also as a weapon in Corto-Kadena martial arts. For WSABI Fox, it is a beacon that represents the Harvest and the Fight.

Santos’ past productions include BIG FIGMENT & LP CHIMÆRICS; Karen O & KK Barrett's psycho opera Stop the Virgens at St Anne's Warehouse & Sydney Opera House directed by Adam Rapp; repairing permissions with Accidental Movement at Gibney Dance Center choreographed by Mariangela Lopez; Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Life & Times: Episodes 1-4 for Under the Radar at The Public Theater; Arone Dyer's Dronechoir Syllaba at 24-Hour Dronefest at Basilica Hudson. 

Past and present players for WSABI FOX include David Palazola (drums), Jory Dawidowicz (cello & upright bass), Allyson Clare (viola), Lathan Hardy (bari sax), Daniel McKleinfeld (live visuals), Emma Sky (electric violin), Ricky Petraglia (drums), Matt Chilton (tenor sax, flute, & upright bass), Eva Lawitts (upright & electric bass), & Alex Goldberg (drums).

 

 
 

FLAMINGO

 

We’re still hanging on every word, riff, or dance that the self-appointed MF BOSS materializes, and this latest revelation from Santos leaves a hidden door hanging tantalizingly open.

Phillipe Roberts, ThrdCoast

 

YES MA'AM

Simultaneously a delightful nightmare and a headbanging assertion of power.

Will Shenton, ThrdCoast

Produced, edited, directed & choreographed by Jennae Santos. Shot & special effects by Daniel McKleinfeld. Performed by David Palazola, Allyson Clare, Jory Dawidowicz, Lathan Hardy, & MF BOSS


gushing ep 

Strong and powerful, with emotion, dissonance and melody in abundance... a testament to progressive rock’s creativity and a salute to the new ways in which music can create affecting soundscapes and auditory hybrids.

James Aiden, Jamsphere

Debut EP out now on Floordoor Records, released July 18, 2018 for online streaming, digital download, and limited edition cassette. Photography by Elizabeth Ibarra.

 

GUSHING REMIXES

Remixes by Floordoor artists: Eternal Garb, Public Speaking, and Ruben Sindo Acosta. Available as cassette B-side on GUSHING tapes, digital download, and online streaming. Photography by Gianna Leo Falcon.

 

SENSORIAL 27 series

Limited edition series of 27 tapes include original Instax mini portraits by Jessica Ray, Joyce Lanxin Zhao, & Elizabeth Ibarra, bound in tree oil-infused red vinyl snakeskin and Floordoor Records pin. Available for purchase at any live show and on Bandcamp.

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To Gush is confront your wounds & inner dark, to acknowledge your blues, and how you respond to conflict.

To Gush is to unabashedly overflow with excitement for new love (self-love, romantic, & otherwise), and to express it fearlessly.

The seeds of this music come from great schisms in my life: the demise of a band, heart-clenching-altering break-ups, homelessness, & trauma. I owe the fruits of their bloom to the Brooklyn music community and family who swiftly took me in with loving warmth, artistic generosity, listening minds, and continuously provide me a platform to express my ideas. For this, I am extremely humbled, floored, lucky, and free.

WSABI FOX is the most important thing in my life. Thank YOU for being part of it.

xoMFBoss


 INCARNATIONS



P W R III

WSABI POWER TRIO : Ricky Petraglia (drums), Eva Lawitts (bass), & MF BOSS (guitar + vocals).

 

banda grande



WSABI BANDA GRANDE : Ricky Petraglia (drums), Eva Lawitts (bass), Jory Dawidowicz (cello), Emma Sky (violin), Matt Chilton (tenor sax + flute), & MF BOSS (guitar + vocals), with visuals by Daniel McKleinfeld.

 

d u o

Guitar & drums DUO : original WSABI FOX instrumentation. WSABI DUO of LOVE is Alex Goldberg & MF BOSS.

 

mf bass

WSABI MF BASS : guitar & upright trio with Jory Dawidowicz, Eva Lawitts, Matt Chilton, & MF BOSS.


zux

WSABI ZUX : synth/piano & guitar duo featuring Gabriel Zucker & MF BOSS.

 

dance

Ongoing song and movement developments…

WSABI Motion Triptych : a post trauma reconstruction cycle performed on November 2, 2018 at Spectrum in Brooklyn featuring movement by Leslie Gauthier & Sam Shin, direction, music & lighting design by Jennae Santos, with costumes by Sam Shin.

WSABI Versus : a movement cycle exploring One-on-One, Us v Them, You v You, opposing, complimentary & inverse forces, featuring movement by Grace Weiss & Jen Galipo, with music by WSABI DUO of LOVE featuring Alex Goldberg, direction & lighting design by Jennae Santos, performed January 5th, 2019 presented by Hong’s Kong Salon in Oakland, CA.

Movement labs…

 

SOLO FOX

WSABI SOLO : MF BOSS (guitar+vox), with live visuals by Daniel McKleinfeld.

 

LOVECOVE

Art installation by SAM SHIN & WSABI FOX

Come bask romantic inside the LOVECOVE: an intimate & interactive, flesh & rose-toned tent for one to three lover-makers at a time. Love is not blind but a hand-quilted warm Gaussian blur within, and she's ripe with thrills of the sonic, tactile, & aromatic variety. Soak in orgasmic serenade by WSABI SQUISH ORCHESTRA: singing soft sculptures reminiscent of erogenous delicacy (cuddles encouraged) by Sam Shin with song & volunteer-sourced audioporn by the MF BOSS.  

“Mmmh” performed by Eva Lawitts, Jory Dawidowicz, Emma Sky, Matt Chilton, Alex Goldberg, & MF BOSS. Engineered by Alex Goldberg.

LOVECOVE premiered on February 14, 2019 at My Slutty Valentine Planned Parenthood Benefit show, presented by Slut Magic at Trans-Pccos in Ridgewood, Queens.


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SHOWS

Archive…

  • 09.10.19 PWR3 @ Trans Pecos (Carlos Truly, Nappy Nina, presented by Adhoc)

  • 08.29.19 MFBOSS @ Rubulad (Fieldings EP Release, Secret Sibling, Noods)

  • 08.26.19 LENORE {POE} performance workshop by The Culprits @ S. Oxford Space, Brooklyn. (Calvin Rezen, Erynn Legna Mcleod, Tina Hanaé Miller, Chapman / Sirna-Frest)

  • 08.24.19 duo @ Trophy House, Baltimore, MD (Isabella, Suzanne Doogan, Sasha Desree, Influencer, Bong City, Swim)

  • 08.20.19 PWR3 Flamingo music video release show @ Union Pool (Public Speaking, A Bunch of Dead People, Dead Rider)

  • 07.27.19 MFBOSS @ Human Head Record Shop (alexdgoldberg, Mantis Mantis)

  • 07.13.19 duo @ Floordoor Outdoor Family Picnic (Madam West, Fieldings, A Bunch of Dead People, Mantis Mantis, alexdgolberg, Wilhelm Clark)

  • 07.01.19 LENORE ft DeeDee Dame @ Under St Mark’s Theater, presented by Feast Performance (Scarlett Grace Mccarthy + Clara Francesca)

  • 06.15.19 duo @ The Palace

  • 06.09.19 duo @ Trans Pecos (King of Nowhere, Tiny Gun)

  • 06.07.19 PWR3 @ The Bass Mint (Blushed, Oh Rose!, Qwark)

  • 06.05.19 FOX4 @ Saint Vitus Bar (KADAWA, Stimmerman)

  • 05.04.19 FOX4 @ The Glove (Shake the Baby Til the Love Comes Out, Darkwing, BEARS)

  • 03.26.19 PWRIII @ Sunnyvale (BOIO, Secret Mall, Stimmerman)

  • 03.21.19 duo @ Niagara NYC (VIRA, Bad Galaxy, The Dick Jokes)

  • 03.17.19 ZUX @ H0L0 (Jesse And Forever, Lionmilk, Tall Gabby, Amani Fela)

  • 03.06.19 ZUX @ The Footlight (Glassbath, Stimmerman, underorder)

  • 02.22.19 duo @ Human Head Record Shop (Tiff Ortiz, White Bee, Horse Girl Energy USA)

  • 02.14.19 LOVECOVE art installation with Sam Shin @ Trans Pecos, My Slutty Valentine Planned Parenthood Benefit (Slut Magic, Tiny Gun, The New Tarot, Power Pose / Angelica Frankenstein, Maxxx Pleasure, Sissy Fist)

  • 02.02.19 solo @ Freddy’s Bar (Iced Ink, Nice Kid, Stimmerman)

  • 01.31.19 PWRIII @ Sunnyvale, KADFEST2019 (Stimmerman, Natamus, Circadian Clock)

  • 01.05.19 Versus @ Hong’s Kong Salon in East Oakland, CA

  • 12.10.18 Banda Grande @ Saint Vitus (Paper Fairy, Tiny Gun, Stimmerman)

  • 11.11.18 duo @ C’mon Everybody (Moon Revenge, Echo Moth)

  • 11.05.18 MF Bass (Upright Trio) @ Threes Brewing (KADAWA, Good Fight)

  • 11.02.18 Motion Triptych, Spectral Fridays #12 @ Spectrum (underorder duo, Alena Spanger)

  • 10.26.18 duo @ Nacho House, New Paltz, NY (Ciarra Fragale, Rose Gold, Camp Saint Helene, Pink Candy)

  • 09.19.18 trio @ C’mon Everybody, Floordoor Records Presents (Public Speaking, A Bunch of Dead People, Eternal Garb)

  • 09.07.18 Banda Sayaw @ Our Wicked Lady, Indie Current Showcase (Hara Kiri, SunSon, Elbows, Akai Solo, Jachary)

  • 09.02.18 solo @ Silvana, New Ape Idea book release party (QNA)

  • 08.25.18 solo @ The Record Shop (Chris Pitsiokos, Talibam!, Sam Weinberg + Mark Morgan)

  • 08.11.18 solo @ Prattsville Art Center (The Delegation)

  • 07.18.18 Banda Grande @ C’mon Everybody, GUSHING EP Release (Charmaine Lee, CP Unit, Mary Knapp, Selector F Yes)

  • 06.29.18 solo @ Human Head Record Shop, Yes Ma’am music video screening (Night Nurse, EDICA+, Selector F Yes)

  • 06.23.18 @ H0L0, Amani Fela Presents (Edward Spliffington Quartet, Acid Head, Wormwatcher, Lil Cigarette, Love Spread)

  • 06.06.18 solo @ Hart Bar (Lightning Bug, Vanessa, Cold Blinds)

  • 05.12.18 Banda Grande @ The Palace, Fox Fest 2018 Sports Charity Fundraiser (Tai Burnette, Wooter, Shadow Year)

  • 04.06.18 Banda Grande @ Jam Palace (Chris Pitsiokos + Jason Nazary + Matt Mottel, Laura Tuthall)

  • 03.01.17 duo @ C’mon Everybody, Floordoor Records Presents (Madam West, Five Pound Snap, A Bunch of Dead People)

  • 02.19.17 duo @ James Gentile Bday (really big pinecone, Oh Golly!, Fragile Gentile, The Regrets)

  • 11.19.16 Banda Grande @ Pet Rescue, Planned Parenthood Benefit (Irrevery, The ‘94 Knicks, Ex-Mothers)

  • 11.11.16 duo @ C’mon Everybody (Sister Helen, Madam West, Shira)

  • 10.08.16 Banda Grande @ MCFK Daughters of Chaos

  • 09.12.16 duo @ Aviv (Edith Pop, No Ice)

  • 08.09.16 Banda Grande @ C’mon Everybody, Floordoor Records Presents (A Bunch of Dead People, Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Public Speaking)


 merch


Available at most shows and online. All items purchased online include unlimited streaming of GUSHING via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

 

T-shirts

Chartreuse on black. Anvil 100% ringspun cotton shirts in small, medium, & large. Custom "MF BOSS"- tag printed directly onto shirt (no paper tag). Soft and lightweight. Design by Jennae Santos. Printed by Mesh Print Studio. Model, Kad Diallo, is wearing a size small.

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MF BOSS CHOKER

Black satin choker with gold lettering reads "THE MOTHERFUCKIN BOSS." Gold chain with adjustable clasp and triangle detail. One size fits all, adjustable. Designed and handmade by Jennae Santos. No two are exactly the same. 

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GUSHING CASSETTES

Gushing EP on limited edition cassette tape. Gold lettering on red translucent shell. Photography by Elizabeth Ibarra. Design by Jennae Santos. Layout by Alex Ariza. 

Released July 18, 2018 on Floordoor Records. Music by Wsabi Fox. Performed by Jennae Santos (guitar/vocals), David Palazola (drums), Jory Dawidowicz (cello), Allyson Clare (viola), Emma Sky (violin on "Diabolical Hue"), Lathan Hardy (bari sax). Recorded and engineered by Peter Bartsocas at Tall Pine Studios ("Yes Ma'am") and Carlos Hernandez at Gravesend Recordings ("Diabolical Hue" and "Flamingo"). Mastered by Oliver Ignatius at Holy Fang and Sarah Register. 

B-side remixes by Eternal Garb, Public Speaking, and Ruben Sindo Acosta.

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