Fatboy Slim remixes Greta Thunberg’s UN speech into song


Greta Thunberg has made it to her first rave.

Fatboy Slim released a remix of a two-decades-old club song that samples the 16-year-old’s powerful United Nations speech.

The DJ unveiled the new mix of his iconic 1999 track, “Right Here, Right Now,” with Thunberg’s voice addition Oct. 4 at a MainYard Stadium show in Gateshead, United Kingdom.

A fan posted a video from the show, showing an enthusiastic crowd cheering and singing along with the teen’s voice.

The British musician’s mash-up opens with Thunberg’s voice and swaps the repeated verses — “right here, right now” — in the original song using parts of the teen’s UN Climate Summit speech.

“Right here, right now is where we draw the line,” she said during her September speech. “The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”

Musician David Scott from The Kiffness originally shared the video in late September, reports The Guardian. Fatboy Slim, whose real name is Norman Cook, then posted a video of the remix in late September showing Thunberg speaking along with footage of protests, icebergs melting and emaciated polar bears.

Fatboy Slim fans on Facebook have shown appreciation for the mash-up, calling it a “masterpiece” and suggesting the DJ to release the song and donate proceeds to charity.

Thunberg has not yet commented on the remix.


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