Fatboy Slim remixes Greta Thunberg's UN speech in epic 'Right Here, Right Now' mashup and concert crowd goes wild
At his MainYard event in Gateshead, England, the famous DJ took bits of Greta's impassionate speech and did a mashup of it with his 1998 hit 'Right Here, Right Now'
Even as 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg's emotional speech at the United Nations Summit last month continues to divide the world, an increasing number of eminent personalities have come forward to pay her tribute. The latest one comes from DJ Fatboy Slim albeit with a twist!
At his MainYard event in Gateshead, England, on October 4, the famous DJ, whose real name is Norman Cook, took bits of Greta's impassionate speech, where she appeared to scold some of the most powerful leaders of the world, accusing them of ignoring the growing threat of climate change, and did a mashup of it with his 1998 hit 'Right Here, Right Now'
As Greta's words filled the arena, the crowd at the concert went wild, cheering and dancing to the mashup tune. A clip of the event was posted by a social media user, who filmed it at the live show. "Don’t mind a bit of Greta Thunberg on a night out," the user captioned the video.
The Guardian reported that the mash-up originally appeared on social media in late September after musician David Scott from The Kiffness made and shared it to images of icebergs breaking up.
Speaking at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, Greta said: "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. This is all wrong."
She continued, "I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you have come to us young people for hope. How dare you. And yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing."
She added: "We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!"
"For more than 30 years the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you're doing enough when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight," Greta concluded.