Roupe's first Dot EP is funkier and a bit more playful than his previous work, pairing skipping, midtempo breakbeats with sassy basslines and sweet, delicate melodies. The second track, "Herbie Strides Again," is built around a VSOP-era Herbie Hancock sample and is, accordingly, among Roupe's jazziest tracks. Like other Dot releases, "Transport Solutions" sports two originals and two remixes -- one from fellow Dotian Friend, the other from the London-based Clear label's Metamatics. A solid if somewhat unimaginative release.
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