Fatboy Slim sampled Greta Thunberg’s UN speech live on stage and people couldn’t get enough

Sirena Bergman@SirenaBergman
Saturday 12 October 2019 11:45
Showbiz

Hoards of Fatboy Slim fans were in for a treat at a gig in Gateshead last week.

The DJ played his classic 1999 hit 'Right Here, Right Now', and mixed in a recording of Greta Thunberg's now infamous speech to the UN last month.

Attendees can be seen cheering in support as Thunberg's words boomed out:

People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing.

We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money

It seems he may have taken inspiration from David Scott, otherwise known as The Kiffness, an electronic musician from Cape Town, South Africa.

Last month, he tweeted a video of a similar mash-up, edited to include images of the devastating effects of climate change.

Considering Thunberg seems to be the number one target for middle-aged trolls - especially of the straight, white male variety - Fatboy Slim's support of the teenage activist is a welcome reprieve.

As the clip went viral, people on social media couldn't get enough.

This is far from the first time that Greta's infamous speech has been given the musical treatment. Just a few weeks ago she was turned into a death metal song and she loved it.

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