Our favorite producer of 2008 is proving, yet again, that he can do no wrong. This remix to Panacea's already solid "Pops Said" takes what sounds like a Bruce Hornby's "The Way It Is" undercurrent and foregrounds it without overshadowing the vocals or coming off too derivative. It's a creative take on an already creative song that comes off like it could not be remixed satisfactorily. Nicolay took some of the more strong-armed elements of the orignal and smoothed them out, like giving the sytnthesized bursts that punctuate the song a place behind the samples. Nicolay and Panacea definitely make a nice team on this fine remix.