Greta Thunberg’s moving United Nations speech has made its way into a viral remixed version of Fatboy Slim’s 1998 track, Right Here, Right Now.
And the famous English DJ, real name Norman Cook, said he ‘nearly burst into tears’ the first time he played the popular remix in October.
The 56-year-old musician told WAtoday that the 16-year-old’s activist movement was something he ‘passionately believes in’.
‘The first time I played that I nearly burst into tears,’ Fatboy Slim revealed.
He went on to explain: ‘It was just so powerful and emotive that someone had linked a record I’d done 20 years ago to something now.’
Fatboy Slim was proud that he had ‘stuck around long enough’ for Right Here, Right Now to have a ‘whole new meaning’.
‘And I like that it kind of sticks it to people who don’t believe in climate change, or find Greta Thunberg annoying, it’s quite a defiant move for me as well,’ he continued.
The young environment activist used the call to action ‘Right Here, Right Now’ in her United Nations speech in New York, which Fatboy Slim sampled as the remixed chorus.
During the song, Greta’s voice echoed out: ‘People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction.’
The music builds as she continues: ‘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 focal lines begins repeating in the background.
‘The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not,’ she said before the beat drops.
Fatboy Slim will kick off his run of Australian headline shows next month.