The Rewind Recommends: Fatboy Slim's Brilliant Remix Of Greta Thunberg's Speech

Lawrence Kim
October 10, 2019

Greta Thunberg gained global recognition after making a speech at the United Nations Climate Summit in September.

This time, however, there's a musical twist. The British DJ Fatboy Slim sampled part of Thunberg's speech during a performance of his song "Right Here, Right Now" over the weekend, The Guardian reports.

The track, crafted by a South African DJ named David Scott (or "The Kiffness"), proved to be a huge success at the Gateshead, England show on October 1 and was captured on film by a handful of concertgoers.

#GretaThurnberg mashed with @FatboySlim - Right Here, Right Now.

Within the last week, the video has garnered hundreds of thousands of views across the world, with many praising its creator for sharing the "perfect" sample.

Scott later shared a minute-long cut of Right Here, Right Now, which was backed with a series of politically-charged clips.

Thunberg's powerful speech to world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit last month went viral attracting positive responses from numerous world leaders and even a negative one from the president of America.

During the song, Thunberg's voice can be heard saying: 'People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. How dare you!"You are failing us". But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal.

"When Greta spoke to the United Nations and I saw the video and it was quite late at night, and as soon as she said 'right here, right now, ' the Fatboy Slim song popped into my head", he said. "If you look at the [original] video as well it ties into the whole story, it's the story of evolution, how we came from the sea and evolved into humans and now we are at this stage where we consume and consume, and that's where the video ends, with this big fat kid". The world is waking up.

He said in a tweet after her speech: 'She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.

The mashup starts with Thunberg's speech to the United Nations, set over the familiar melody, repeating the phrase Right Here, Right Now as the tracks builds to a crescendo.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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