Lester Rey is an ethereal Latin Soul singer who brings “chanteo,” a popular reggaeton flow with fast melody and rhythm, to his productions. The music strips down familial Caribbean rhythms and combines them with the modern sounds he has observed in his upbringing in Chicago.
Listed on NPR World Cafe on "Latin Roots: The Best Alternative songs of 2019 and on Chicago's very own Vocalo radio "Live from Studio 10: Our 20 favorite performances of the decade," Lester Rey has spent the last few years taking his sound to a national and international audience called Juketeo, developed in collaboration with producer MoonDoctoR.
Catch his latest project putting his innovative dance music and flow on display, Strawberry Moon, released June 2nd, 2023 on all streaming platforms.
"A healthy reminder that Bad Bunny is not the only urbano artist challenging gender binaries, Lester Rey’s brand new single “Santuario” is all about finding refuge in your own authentic self."
“Making music he calls the reinvention of Latin Soul, Lester’s ability to flirt with a variety of rhythms and create something unexpected in an R&B format reflects vulnerability and courage.”
- NPR Music