Fatboy Slim’s party anthem Right Here, Right Now is undeniably a seminal classic that stands strong even among the DJ’s extensive back catalogue of bangers
The song, which was a chart topper in the UK, became even more established through its use in a famous Adidas advert, and samples from the James Gang song Ashes, the Rain & I and Antonin Dvorak’s Humoresque.
The song’s titular phrase, Right Here, Right Now, is a direct audio cut from the 1995 science fiction film Strange Days, which stars none other than Angela Bassett.
The sample is from the line where Angela throws the film’s anti-hero, Ralph Fiennes, up against a wall and says: “This is your life, right here, right now.”
If you don’t believe us, take a listen to the two clips below:
Fans of both Fatboy Slim and the film have been expressing their wonder on X (formerly known as Twitter).
“It still blows my mind that the vocal sample in Fatboy Slim’s Right Here, Right Now is actually Angela Bassett’s dialogue in Strange Days,” one wrote.
Another added: “Amazing piece of movie trivia there (that I had no idea about)” and a third posted: “It’s legitimately bone tingling when I hear a sample in the wild that’s been ingrained in my brain. Especially so when not expecting it and when I never knew where the sample came from, like when I watched Strange Days a few months ago.”
The revelation has also sparked a resurgence of love for Strange Days, too, with one user calling it “one of the most slept on and entirely ignored films in history.”
Strange Days is available to stream now on Prime Video.