Vantage Series with 121Josh, Nazaré/Lisbon

121Josh is a Lisbon based producer who is originally from Nazaré, Portugal. His production is influenced by genres such as Hip-Hop, Trap, Chillstep, Fado, Soul, Funk, Country, Blues, Jazz, and more. We caught up with 121Josh to get some insight into his life outside the studio; in other words, we wanted to get 121Josh's vantage point regarding life in Lisbon and his hometown Nazaré. 

When you are not in the studio producing and recording, what do you like to do for fun?

When I'm not on studio I'm training or with my friends (family); that's what i like to do.

Are there any places you like to go to relax and get away from bustle of the city?

Yes, in my hometown we have the beach called "Praia do Norte" where the biggest wave on the world was surfed, and all around my hometown (Nazaré), it is quiet and relaxing.

Do you have a favorite restaurant in Lisbon?

In Lisbon not yet, but in my hometown I got the restaurant "Ma'ruim" and a little outside from my hometown I got the "Solar Dos Amigos". Those are my fav ones, because they are really traditional.

Where's your favorite place to travel?

Right now I don't have a favorite place to travel, because i want to travel more and more to find my favorite place. I already traveled all around Europe, and i can say that I have been in amazing places with amazing people all around.

Where are three places every visitor to Lisbon should go to?

I would say, "Parque das Nações", "Belem Tower" and the centre of the city.

Do you have a favorite Lisbon nightspot?

Right now no, but I got few spots that i like.

Does the city of Lisbon itself influence your production and spark your creativity at all?

Of course it does; my roots, my routine, everything I see, I saw, I live, I lived, will influence everything I produce.

How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style? "Hustler"! I would say that I am a creative person, who always tries to get ahead at any cost.

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