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.
On Friday at a show in Gateshead, England, the DJ unveiled the mix of his iconic 1998 track “Right Here, Right Now” with Thunberg’s voice added.
A fan posted a video from the show, showing an enthusiastic crowd cheering and “singing” along with Thunberg.
The British musician’s mashup opens with the teen’s UN Climate Summit speech. Thunberg’s voice repeating the song’s titular refrain replaces the original song’s sample of Angela Bassett calling “Right here! Right now!”
“Right here, right now is where we draw the line,” Thunberg said during her September speech. “The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”
Musician David Scott, who performs as the Kiffness, originally melded the song and the speech in late September, reports the Guardian. Fatboy Slim, a k a Norman Cook, reposted that video two days later. The video shows Thunberg speaking spliced with footage of protests, icebergs melting and emaciated polar bears.
Fatboy Slim fans on Facebook have shown appreciation for the mashup, calling it a “masterpiece” and suggesting the DJ release the song and donate proceeds to charity.
Thunberg has not yet commented on the song — but she has shown love to the death metal remix of her same speech.
Source : Nadine DeNinno Link