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Carlos Mojica & Sonido Criminal / Press

“LOS ANGELES HIT PARADE "Puro Y Sin Corte" by Sonido Criminal (Guido Herrera KXLU 88.9 FM) http://www.kxlu.com/almadelbarrio http://www.myspace.com/almadelbarrio ”

“Gangsta Salsa? No, instead, hard-core salsa with a tinge of hip-hop and lots of energy channeled via New York and Puerto Rican style salsa. Singer/composer Carlos Mojica (a native of Patterson, New Jersey, of Puerto Rican heritage and based in Orlando, Florida, has been writing and singing salsa since his teen years. This debut recording with his band "Sonido Criminal" features 10 tracks, including eight scores penned by Mojica, plus a salsa version of the pop-classic hit Careless Whisper (composed by George Michaels and Andrew Ridgeley), as well as the selection Borinquen, composed by Charlie López. All the tracks are arranged by Sonido Criminal delivering an aggressive and uplifting sound. My personal favorites include the selections Borinquen, the title track Crime Payz (reminiscent of the early Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe sound), and Sandunguera. Track #2 is omitted from the credits, listing Careless Whisper as the second track, while in reality it's the third track.”

“Pow! 2011 starts off right, packing a one-two power-punch. Here is sizzling hard core salsa dura featuring young singer Carlos Mojica, who attributes his influences to old school Fania era singers like Ismael Rivera, Hector Lavoe, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez, Tito Allen, Ray De La Paz, Ismael Quintana, Chamaco Ramirez and Justo Betancourt. Mojica has seen some serious action, sharing the stage with Ismael Miranda, Brenda K Starr, Luisito Carrion, Hector Tricoche, Lalo Rodriguez, Tito Puente Jr. and Johnny Polanco Y Su Conjunto Amistad. Referencing the classic Lavoe-Colón "Crime Pays" album is sure to generate some skepticism. But a single listen to this bold debut will remove all doubts. Check out Rumba En El Cielo - just one example of the dancefloor burners here, and you will see just why Crime Payz. A big DJ Alert. Very Highly Recommended. (BP, 2011-01-11) ”