With the music industry ever-evolving and artists cooking up all manner of melodies for our earbuds to savour, one prodigious talent, hailing from the vibrant city of St. Louis, MO, offers an auditory treat that bridles an all-encompassing message of equality, individuality, and free will – meet Systovis.
Born Jacob Osseck, but recognised by his artistically christened moniker, Systovis is a whisper of authenticity resonating in the saturated soundscape of the contemporary music industry. With an alias derived from his artist name – Stovey, Systovis places the music lover on an auditory journey that is reminiscent of the eclectic education of genres he received, ranging from late ’60s and early ‘80s rock to ’90s country to the early 2000s hiphop scene and even to the entrancing world of electronic music.
From an early age, Osseck fell in love with percussion, finding a rhythm within himself that would later bloom into an alluring symphony of varying flows, poetry-infused bars, and the delicate fusion of rap and R&B. His adoration for rhythm evolved into an enchantment with sound production as he ventured into the realms of Dubstep and House genres and found connection in the dark lyricism of the Underground Midwest Rap scene.
For those passionate about melodies, rhythms, and the artistry behind them, Systovis’s approach to music offers a truly enchanting experience. There’s an unmistakable magic in how he immerses himself in his craft, showcasing a reverence and deeply rooted appreciation for music in its most varied forms, from age-old classics to contemporary beats. While he might be considered a relative newcomer to the vast expanse of the music industry, the trajectory of his career has been nothing short of meteoric. This rapid ascent, marked by notable professionalism and a signature sound, can be credited not just to innate talent but to an unwavering work ethic and a determination that seems to know no bounds.
Interestingly, it was the unforeseen circumstances of a global pandemic that ignited his fervent passion for music creation. With most of the world retreating indoors, Systovis found his muse in the most unlikely of places—a traditional home closet. This humble space, filled with memories and echoes of daily life, transformed into his sanctuary, his recording booth, where raw emotions melded with beats to produce pure musical magic.
Systovis’ tracks like the popular “Shots on Me,” “Lockdown,” “Dead Prezzies,” and “Consequences” found on Spotify demonstrates his versatility not just in genre but his ability to instil a deep-seated message within each bar and verse. His fervour for music creation is fuelled by the desire to inspire positivity, advocating for acceptance of all people devoid of judgement, and using personal adversities as stepping stones to self-growth and individual fulfilment.
This message is vital to him, one he cautions his audience to heed. Use your struggles and challenges to improve yourself – prioritize your love for yourself before extending it to another. Pursue your genuine passion, rather than embarking on a path chosen for you by others. He seeks to pass this baptism of fire in the best way he knows how, through every beat and lyric he releases. In Systovis’ words, “the more people hear my music, the faster the message gets shared.”
As if mirroring his eventful journey through life experiences and academic achievements, Systovis’ musical endeavours promise to be equally layered and intriguing. He is currently working on a slew of collaborations with acclaimed artists such as Krizz Kaliko, Rittz, Stevie Stone among others, setting the stage for his next big project following his first studio album “Armageddon”.
Boasting an enhanced lyrical aspect and a promising dose of his magnetic storytelling prowess, the new project heralds the second album in his Armageddon series and is demanded with bated breath by his fast-growing fan base. Hinting towards multiple performances towards the end of the year, and new music releases every Friday, Systovis reassures his fans that things can only get better from here.
If it’s the authenticity of a musical journey that a listener seeks, Systovis stands at the complex intersection of raw talent, a life experienced in diverse hues and a mission radiating unfiltered positivity. After all, what better way to learn the fierce cadence of life’s experiences than lyrically synthesized drum beats intertwined with an undying passion for music.
Dive into Systovis’ world starting with his website. Stream his creations on Spotify, get behind-the-scenes access on Instagram, journey with him on Youtube, and catch his latest releases on Soundcloud. Don’t miss out on lively interactions on TikTok and Facebook.