Elliott Kay and Lucas Heinel have been making music together since they were children in their hometown of Santa Cruz, California. After Elliott moved to Los Angeles and Lucas moved to New York, to pursue different musical and educational possibilities, the two reunited on a trip backpacking through Central America. While traveling through the jungles of Guatemala, the beaches of El Salvador, and the acrid plains of Nicaragua, the two old friends rediscovered their shared love for hip hop, jazz, dub reggae, psychedelic rock, and other forms of music. Upon returning to the states they decided to set up shop in Elliott's Santa Cruz home and create music that would encompass their diverse tastes and showcase their respective skills. With Elliott composing and playing multiple instruments, Lucas recording and producing, and a caste of other musical characters featured, Loos Leaf's music takes listeners on a journey through many sonic landscapes.