Legendary DJ Fatboy Slim, who will be playing at Party in The Park, Dubai this Halloween, used Greta Thunberg’s recent UN speech to create an extraordinary mash-up of his hit “Right here, right now.” The result is probably the coolest thing we’ve heard this year.
Raising the flag for climate change
16 year old eco warrior, Greta, has been a big name in the news since she first started activism in August 2018. The Swedish youngster who has also openly spoken about her diagnosis of autism has been propelled into fame in the last 12 months. She has taken the world by surprise with her amazingly emotive and compelling speeches on the topic of climate change.
Her fight began when she took it upon herself to go on a “school strike”, spending her time outside the Swedish government offices with a sign saying (in Swedish) “School strike for climate”. Since then she has gained a global following and continued to speak out about the cause very publicly, most recently at the United Nations Climate Summit.
I have to praise you
We guess that’s what Fatboy Slim was thinking when he decided to incorporate Greta’s Climate Summit speech into his platinum selling record. The DJ had the crowd blown away at his concert in Gateshead, UK when he played the mash up. Footage of the event was later shared with the press and the video quickly went viral. Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) himself also shared the mashed up track on his Facebook.
“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.Greta Thunberg
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.”
Check out this live video from the concert
Have a look at the original video that went viral, courtesy of Scott Jackson who filmed and uploaded it to Twitter. Watching this, it makes us wish so bad that we were there in the crowd too. Seriously, it’s giving us goose bumps watching. What an atmosphere and what a way to deliver Greta’s very powerful message.
Fatboy Slim headlining Party In The Park, Dubai this month
If that hasn’t got you itching to see Fatboy Slim live then I don’t know what will. As luck has it, he’s one of the big names announced to headline at Party In The Park this Halloween weekend. To see the man himself, alongside a stellar line-up including Richard Ashcroft, Lighthouse Family and The Kooks, get your tickets from Platinum List here.
We hope the legendary DJ drops this mash-up on his trip to Dubai!
The two day festival, will take place over Thursday October 31 and Friday November 1 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.