Dance Music legend Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim proved once again that he can make a powerful statement as a DJ with his show in MainYard Stadium in Gateshead last Friday. His classic, Right Here, Right Now already stands as a classic song for encouraging action, but Cook took it a step further at this show by mashing the song with the viral and impactful speech from activist Greta Thunberg to the UN. The remix sampled the following parts of the 16-year-old’s speech:
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.
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.
— Scott Jackson (@scottjack79) October 5, 2019