The DeLACA project formed in 2012 when members Justin Jackson (keys/vocals), Amir Oosman (drums/production), Austin Antoine (vocals), and Devon Taylor (bass) met during their studies at California Institute of the Arts. Chicago native, Justin Jackson, initially jump-started the project with his unique style of songwriting. Austin Antoine, comes from the D.M.V. (Laurel, Maryland) in which he has established himself as an accomplished rapper and currently holds the Guinness World Record for Longest Freestyle. Austin’s lyricism and word-play paired with Justin’s writing provides a sound unlike any other. Devon Taylor of Orange County, is an award winning tuba player who is currently immersing himself in the vast musical roots of New Orleans. Amir Oosman has affirmed his roots in Los Angeles as a hired gun for numerous pop/rock/r&b acts in addition to providing production/engineering services. The project has seamlessly fused the backgrounds of each member into one eclectic sound which is defined as “DeLACA” (Of Los Angeles, CA).