You need to hear Fatboy Slim’s ‘Right Here, Right Now’ played by a full symphony orchestra

20 June 2019, 17:47 | Updated: 20 June 2019, 18:11

By Rosie Pentreath

Auckland Symphony Orchestra’s version of ‘Right Here, Right Now’ is an incredible demonstration of how orchestral music can pack as much of a punch as the biggest festival speaker.

Auckland Symphony Orchestra has posted a video of one of their recent rehearsals – but it’s not Mozart or Bach they’re playing.

It’s Fatboy Slim, AKA English DJ/producer Norman Cook.

If you’re thinking, “how could an orchestra possibly play Fatboy Slim?”, you’re going to want to let your curiosity get the better of you and give it a listen (see the video above).

In the orchestra’s rendition of ‘Right Here, Right Now’, the string section proves to be the perfect home for that familiar (usually synth) opening, followed by impactful blasts from the brass.

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The orchestra isn’t afraid to use Fatboy’s original ‘Right Here, Right Now’ sample to frame their epic arrangement of the dance track, and it’s hard not to bop along (or at least tap a foot). Especially when the percussion gets into full swing.

We think it’s brilliant and are all for making more orchestral versions of electronic music like this.

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