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Iconic DJ Fatboy Slim gives Greta Thunberg’s UN speech new life with special ”Right Here, Right Now” sampling
And internet goes nuts about it.
When the Swedish 16-year-old addressed the U.N.’s Climate Action Summit in New York, she said: ”Right here, right now, is where we draw the line.” ”Right here, right now” also happens to be one of the iconic DJ and producer Fatboy Slim’s most recognized songs, released in 1998.
Only two days afterwards, he re-posted South African artist The Kiffness’ video, which samples those specific words from Thunberg’s speech in a new mash-up version of the iconic club anthem, on social medias.
Last weekend, when performing in Gateshead, UK, he included it in his set. The mash-up, The Guardian reports, opens with Thunberg’s voice over the synth melody: ”People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money. You are failing us, and the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you.”
The sample of Thunberg saying “right here, right now” is then used throughout the song. The clip is now viral, after being picked up by a bunch of the leading media outlets.Greta ThunbergFatboy Slim