The DJ and musician, Fatboy Slim, has given tribute to the teenage environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, by taking a representation of her United Nations address and mixing it into his popular track, Right Here, Right Now.
The sample was first heard when Fatboy Slim was showing 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 centers on Thunberg’s speech as she lambasts world leaders for their passivity about the effects of climate change.
The words heard in the sample comprise a short passage from Thunberg’s touching call to arms, in which she said:
“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. 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 initially being filmed by a spectator named Scott Jackson, who later said UK newspaper The Guardian: “The mash-up is superb. The way she said ‘right here, right now’ fits his original perfectly. The people could sense something extraordinary was in the air as it began, sensing something huge was about to go down, and it surely did!”
Thunberg is currently the bookie’s favorite to win the Nobel Peace prize as a consequence of her energetic campaigning. Still, it’s enough to know that the teen has a few fans in high positions. Maybe this mash-up could play when she receives her award?