Known for serving up Jamaica’s freshest beats and top-notch cuisine in trendy downtown Manhattan, Miss Lily’s has become a social and cultural hub for all things Caribbean. Island vibes constantly permeate the swanky confines of Miss Lily’s restaurant, bakery, juice bar and variety shop – which serves as a record store, gallery space and home to Radio Lily Internet station. On January 22, 2013, Miss Lily’s Variety Shop in collaboration with reggae powerhouse VP Records will bring in the New Year by launching a brand new compilation entitled Miss Lily’s Family Style Vol.1.
Miss Lily’s family of DJs and tastemakers have carefully selected sixteen of their must-have favorites – including certified classics like Sizzla’s “Just One of Those Days,” Tanya Stephens’ “It’s A Pity” and Buju Banton & Wayne Wonder’s “Bonafide Love” as well as modern day anthems like Busy Signal’s “One More Time,” Vybz Kartel’s “Whine,” Konshens’ “So Mi Tan” and Gappy Ranks’ “Pumpkin Belly.”
Enclosed in the CD’s vintage vinyl-inspired packaging are in-depth liner notes written by reggae journalist and Radio Lily resident Rob Kenner along with a free download card of a 43-minute mix by Lily’s own DJ Max Glazer. Glazer executively produced the album along with one of Miss Lily’s founding partners, Paul Salmon, who also owns Jamaica’s award-winning Rockhouse Hotel and co-founded Joe’s Pub in NYC.
Miss Lily’s Family Style Vol. 1 will give music enthusiasts worldwide an authentic slice of Miss Lily’s island flavor and her heart and soul. Lilys is “a place for family. Not just any family, mind you – but a big, bad and broad raggamuffin tribe of a family, drawn together by their shared passion for Jamaica and its music and its food and most of all its style,” shares Kenner in this excerpt from the liner notes.