New stuff would be great, and it makes a lot of sense I think.
It would also be interesting to see new artists/DJs chanting over the old rhythms like the Satta release - I can see that being a relatively cost effective way of issuing new music.
At the end of the day, Trojan may be flooding the market but they prove that there IS a market out there for reggae, even for rarer stuff...as well as Soul Jazz, PS, Makasound, Jet Star, VP - these outfits ARE doing something right and I can't beleive that their advantage lies with them cutting corners - but maybe it is!
Even small outfits like Peckings etc. And to be honest, unless you find the right outlets none of this stuff is 'cheap'. The big retailers sell most Trojan stuff from 10 GBP to 17GBP for a new release box set.
I think what would be interesting for B&F from a grass roots perspective is to have street 'teams' of young kids who promote the company out there in return for goodies, experience and recognition at events etc. If it means selling an extra 1,000 on each title per year then cool at little cost then that might be something.
Soul Jazz have paired up with Mojo for the next issue for a Studio One sampler for example....