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the new single from Beneath the Underdog finally out .

– FAST magazine



MUSIC REVIEW Beneath The Underdog

By Chad Zachary Mulchin


On Thursday night at the Viper Room, Codega presented a line-up of four bands on the main stage, plus an acoustic lounge downstairs. The band that most rocked the house was Beneath The Underdog, backed onstage by Viva Lion.

The set began with Daniele Cardinale on vocals and acoustic guitar, supported by guitarist Claudio Falconi and keyboardist Bianca Di Cesare of the Rome-based group Viva Lion. They got the energy going in the building with three pop-folk songs with high-tempo strumming.

Once the crowd was nice and warm, acoustic guitars were traded for electric as singer/guitarist Luca Crostella hopped on stage with drummer Priya Kanwar and bassist El Hombre — Beneath the Underdog had arrived.

Luca took the mic, Stratocaster in hand, and performed his crossbreed of electro-dance-experimental-rock. At times songs sounded like a mix of Talking Heads, Bowie, Wang Chung and the Murder City Devils. The tunes had grooving bass lines and powerful arrangements that seemed well rehearsed. Band mate interplay was natural and they knew how to build a climax.

When the band performed “Butterfly” sparkly wings were tossed into the audience from the stage. Luca’s vocals were spastic but fantastic. Sometimes choruses had the charm of hooligan chants. Drummer Priya “Lethal Remnance” Kanwar beat the drums like they owed her money. Everyone onstage knew how to move. It was a party up there.



ReviewBasil Nestor @ SmarterBet

If Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel had a love-child, it would be this type of music. -Basil Nestor



Review ---Jaclyn Strong, The Codega

Former bass player of Unico and TULIP, Luca Crostella has since cultivated a unique vocal style and sound all his own. And like pieces to the puzzle, fit right in with fellow Italian artists Giuseppe Patane , Robbie Angelucci, and Stefano Trampetti. Together they create the world that is Beneath the Underdog. Their full-length debut album, Lullabies for Your Inner Child displays the quartet s eclectic, worldly sound. As the creator of intimate fusion nights at the Blu Monkey and dedicated host to his live Kill Radio podcast every Saturday, Luca Crostella is the definition of community in the Los Angeles Music Scene. - Jaclyn Strong, The Codega --- Jaclyn Strong, The Codega


Review --- Lullanies for your Inner child --  Philippe Rammik, The Stage


A Fairy Tale... The Reality, The Dream, and the gray area in between.  Never ending Story of a human being and its transformation into immortal spiritual all knowing eternal Being of light ...from his sunset to sunrise… a journey of love and pain, always in connectivity with nature and beauty.  From emptiness to fulfillment...always searching the essence... a magical blend of sounds, grooves, and electro-acoustic landscapes, all connected by lyrical poetry...from Trippy Rock to Dreamy Pop...All our feelings are to fall or to cry or to rest or to dance... Romantic intense...True and deep...powerful and emotional... a genuine Human Experience...




Based in Los Angeles CA, Founded in 2004
Genre: #Rock #Alternative 
Label: Calcata Music

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Beneath the Underdog’s latest album, Lullabies for Your Inner Child, is a kaleidoscope of rock and pop infused with a touch of jazz and served over alluring electronic beats. The tracks are energetic and powerful with confident rhythms that somehow avoid frenzied or frenetic conclusions.  It’s like watching ocean waves breaking on a shore; the experience is sometimes dreamy or trippy but (unlike traditional lullabies) never sleepy. The beats are strong and occasionally even pensive, yet somehow calming and thoughtful.

The beguiling tracks from this remarkable collection directly reflect the unusual background of BTU’s main driving force, singer/songwriter  Luca Crostella.

Luca was born in Rome, Italy and then moved as a child to a small yet remarkable Italian town called Calcata. With roots that go back to Roman times, the settlement is a thriving international art community, described in the New York Times, as what "may be the grooviest village in Italy, home to a wacky community of about 100 Artists, bohemians, aging hippies and New Age types."

Calcata’s bohemian atmosphere is the genesis for Luca’s distinctive musical direction. His earliest musical experiments involved straight jazz, but Luca quickly evolved a rock/pop style that incorporates intricate electronic beats.

This is the sound that he carried to Los Angeles and showcased in breakthrough musical acts over the past decade like Unico and Tulip, acts that deeply influenced the LA music scene and brought Luca to the attention of renowned musical producer and songwriter Giuseppe (Pata) Patane’.  Pata has collaborated with numerous music legends such as Quincy Jones, Stewart Levine, Sunny Levine, Mickey Avalon, Hugh Masekela, and many others

Now with Pata as producer, Luca and the other members of BTU have created Lullabies For Your Inner Child, a powerful ode to your ears and your soul.
Calcata Music
Los angeles Ca 90042
Management & Booking:
Alex Colvin
alex (dot)

Fans Voice

We have just listened to your amazing tune Now as Then. You have a God-given talent and we will be following your inevitable future successes!!!! it's an honor to be your friends & fans.                                                        

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Just wanted to let you know I think Lullaby For Dolls is one of the greatest tunes I have ever heard...

                                                                                                                              Mabel Quinn



Wow - you are amazing - I found your site and I can't stop listening!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leslie Ayers

Now as then is playin' within my favourites for the last week

(I discovered you then!). Thank you for these tunez and your music.
A fan ever since I heard them for the first time                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                         Scottie Ponce

Strong tunes and Lullaby for Dolls is an excellent one, best wishes  

                                                                                                                                                                                         David Stiffler

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Jill Kantor

Good job keep it up! I really like your music especially Now as Then

I hope you will find your way to MEGA success sooner or later.                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                              May Villamy

Hi, I like your tunes very much, first time I heard, I want to buy the cd soon

                                                                                                                                                                                         James Karakantas

Hi! I wish i will add more of your tunes to my favourites soon! All the best and much success!!

                                                                                                                                                                                        August Nickerson

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I think you are one of my favorites. bye

hey Intro It is fantastic!!! I've been listening all morning.


Cool Tunes! I'll recommend it always

                                                                                                                                                                                        Buddy Mock

I will be waiting for the next fabulous tune!
Much respect to U                                                                                                                                                        Dennis ...

Very modern. Lullaby For Dolls. I like it.

                                                                                                                                                                                        ROSHEL Wesley

hi! This tune LULLABY FOR DOLLS makes me more and more addicted EVERY TIME I HEAR IT!
I'm hooked.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Lea Torneo

hey ya i'm really impressed, good music. I'll send da link to your n1m profile to my frind,

he knows the guy at tvt rec... peace

                                                                                                                                                                                        Andy Rikett

Love how free this guy sound when hes singing this song.!!!

I feel as if he feels like a free man and the world is his!!

and when an artist feels like that it makes his listeners feel like that as well!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                       Mike Petton

hey, i really love your sound, its fresh and comforting and i loved it the minute i heard. have a good one
Hi!!! I very much enjoyed your music and wish you the best in all that you do.



Heard you Echo Music and instantly became a fan. We hit up your other social media sites as well.
Thanks for the great music!
                                                                                                                            Rock of Ages
Good vibes.
Great music u have here!!
 Sick Bird

hi. i'll admit, i just stumbled upon your music by referall from my friend's post on facebook... Lullaby for dolls...

amazing song! i look forward to listening to the rest of your music.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Megan Rivers

Hi, a big thumbs up from me. I'm glad I've found your page on here,
I've been enjoying your music for quite some time. I bet you hear this all the time,
but I was genuinely amazed when I first heard one of your tunes online Lullaby For Dolls.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Nicholas Waagen
Hey I must tell you that I am so impressed with your music.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Minnie Bono




                                                                                                                                                                                    Herschel Tillman

Thank you, because magic may not be real.. but your songs are truly magical!
                                                                                                                                                                                    Irma Geiger
Hi! I just stopped to show my support for your music.
Thanks for creating great music that we(fans) want to play over and over.
I wish you a happy halloween, in any way you celebrate (or not celebrate it)
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mollie Hox


While I'm thankful for your music here on numberonemusic
I want to pay for the album on itunes you deserve my money. Im gonna search for it right now. cheers!
                                                                                                                                                                                    Alison Macondray
Hi!! your music is absolutely awesome and reflects my mood for today.
i will follow your updates here and spread the word as much as i can..all the best!! 
                                                                                                                                                                                    Cornell Cantu
Well, your track lullaby for dolls is my favourite for today and I definitely recommend it to my friends! ;)


                                                                                                                                                                                    Ty Workman

Hey, I just want to thank you for your existence. I'm not able to find words for the feeling I have when I listen to your songs. It was pure chance that I have found you on N1M..and I'm so glad about it. Well, my favorite song is 'lullaby for dolls'. keep spreading your music! Happy Holidays! And best wishes for 2018.
Hey, so we have found you on N1M and my boyfriend  Zac  loves you song "Lullaby For Dolls" - this is the only thing that he has been listening to.. a few days in a row... THANKS! We love your music keep it up!                                                                                                                                                           Bianka
Hello, I give an early Thanks to you this season. Not a day goes by I don't listen to your music. It's awesome and looking forward to many more great works by you. Wishing you the happiness of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the wonder of the holiday season! 
"LULLABY FOR DOLLS" - Some great stuff. I randomly stumbled upon your music one day and am so glad i did. Keep up the good work. I will definitely be checking this site regularly
I just wanna show you some love and support, your music is on my daily playlist and I'm waiting here for more...keep em coming! Your true fan                                                
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