El Chavo / Strand feat. Soarse Spoken "Unauthorized split"

by galletarecords

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price




Dos canciones, dos músicos y un mc. En una cara remix de Cat Power a cargo de Strand, y en la otra tema con sample de Irma Thomas a cargo de El Chavo. En ambos temas rapea Soarse Spoken, del colectivo Botánica del Jíbaro.
Edición limitada y numerada de 519 ejemplares. Impresión offset e impresión del logo tipográfico en serigrafía encima del offset.
Serigrafía en cinco colores:
- Rojo (150 ejemplares)
- Negro (150 ejemplares)
- Verde Caqui (100 ejemplares)
- Naranja (75 ejemplares)
- Marrón (25 ejemplares)
- Freestyle mezclando tintas con impresiones al azar (19 ejemplares)
Galletas realizadas manualmente con plantilla y spray.

English Text:
Two songs, two musicians and one mc. On one side, a Cat Power remix by Strand, and on the other side, a track with a sample from Irma Thomas by El Chavo. In both tracks Soarse Spoken (from Botánica del Jíbaro collective) raps.
Limited and numbered edition of 519 records. Offset printed cover with screen printed typographic logo over the offset print.
Screen-printing in five colours:
- Red (150 covers)
- Black (150 covers)
- Kakie green (100 covers)
- Orange (75 covers)
- Brown (25 covers)
- Freestyle covers mixing inks and random printing (19 covers)
Labels printed by hand with stencil and spray paint.


released February 2, 2007

Votado 5º mejor single nacional 2007 por la revista Rockdelux

Críticas en medios:
SERIE B. Número 18 - Septiembre 2007.
Lo reconozco. Estoy rendido a las composiciones que El Chavo y Strand te regalan en esta segunda referencia del sello Galleta. Preciosas muestras "no autorizadas" pasadas por un laptop triturador, aderazadas con contundente ritmo y el rap de Soarse Spoken de Botánica del Jíbaro. (Jefe: "UVE, esto ya lo hemos comentado". UVE: "Yo no, y he de hacerlo"). Señores, consigan una copia de "Esperando", me juego el puesto y todo...
Dj Uve

ROCKDELUX. Número 252 - junio 2007.
Strand que hace un año ya formó un duo de avant-hip hop con TRES en un ep con rap de Soarse Spoken, repite con este en la cara B de un vinilo compartido con El Chavo; "no autorizado": sin permiso, Strand remezcla "Say" (Cat power) y El Chavo usa un sample de Irma Thomas como base para el de Miami. ¡Menudo flow!
Esteve Farrés

In GLmag's recent interview with Thes One, he derided the impersonality of virtual communities, especially as it pertains to musicians/bands. While I understand the importance of face-to-face communication and partnerships built upon handshakes, if it wasn't for the Internet we wouldn't have had the Foreign Exchange LP (feat. Nicolay & Phonte of Little Brother.) But as is the case with most things in this world, there's a fertile middle ground where weaknesses are supported by strengths, a place where Yin and Yang share drinks at the bar. For the 2nd 7" release by the Spain-based Galleta Records, this middle ground has produced some of the finest European Hip-Hop we've had the pleasure of hearing this year.

Spanish beatmakers El Chavo and Strand team up with MC Soarse Spoken (of the Botánica del Jíbaro Collective) for a 7" split of organically influenced Boom-bap. Lyrically, Soarse Spoken has a vocal tone and cadence similar to Slug after a night of binge drinking. On "Esperando," verses like "Let the depths of a casket soothe me / every step I take seems like a counteractive movement" lay the foundation for a track that could be best described 'Hip-Hop heartbreak.' El Chavo's beat adds to that sentiment by looping up an old Irma Thomas ballad which wails "How many nights I waited for you / When you never never never came around." But don't get it twisted, this isn't a LL Cool J love song, the drum programming is too rugged.

On the flip, Strand remixes the track "Say" by Cat Power. Based on a guitar sample from the original track, he beefs up the bump by slicing in chunky kick drums and stuttering hi-hats. But surprisingly, the melancholic optimism of the original remains intact. This is mostly due to the vocal arrangement where Cat and Soarse 'trade' verses, building upon one another despite the obvious time/space issues. When Cat croons "If you're looking for something easy / You might as well give it up," Soarse follows up with gems like "Getting this fast change / Life's not a cash game / The only gain from your goals is not living your past shames."

Limited to 519 copies, this hand silk-screened 7" is one of those releases where you blink your eyes, and it's out of print. Not to put any pressure on you or anything, but the phrase 'Cop that with the quickness' just about sums it up…




galletarecords Barcelona, Spain

Microlabel from Barcelona. We love vinyls and cats.

contact / help

Contact galletarecords

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code