Fatboy Slim mixes Greta Thunberg’s UN speech into ‘Right Here, Right Now’
The DJ and musician, Fatboy Slim, has paid tribute to the teenage environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, by taking a sample of her United Nations speech and mixing it into his famous track, Right Here, Right Now.
The sample was first heard when Fatboy Slim was performing a gig at the MainYard Stadium in Gateshead England on the evening of Friday, October 4. Footage of the gig has since gone viral on social media, and it centres on Thunberg’s voice as she lambasts world leaders for their passivity regarding the effects of climate change.
Watch Fatboy Slim's remix below:
The words heard in the sample comprise a short extract from Thunberg's emotional call to arms, in which she stated: "People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money."
She added: "You are failing us, and the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not."
The mash-up was originally filmed by a spectator named Scott Jackson, who later told British newspaper The Guardian: "The mash-up is superb. The way she says ‘right here, right now’ fits his original perfectly. The crowd could sense something special was in the air as it started, sensing something big was about to go down and it certainly did!"
Thunberg is currently the bookie's favourite to win the Nobel Peace prize, as a result of her tireless campaigning. Still, it's good to know that the teen has a few fans in high places. Maybe this mash-up could play when she accepts her award?