Jon Gilman is a Co-Founder and Contributing Editor for the dance music blog www.MyMusicIsBetterThanYours.com (MMIBTY). ANIMAL is the stage name given to Jon, suggested to him by his friends for his tendency to wear a hat featuring the Muppets character of the same name. Through his travels and experiences in life he has developed a particular fondness for electronic music. He quickly realized he was able to put on the perfect track at any given time and create playlists that all his friends thoroughly enjoyed. As this progressed and Jon continued to explore the nightlife in Boston, which was often lacking in dance music, he kept finding himself saying “I really want to DJ”. Once he made the decision to buy some equipment, the race was on. He quickly taught himself the do’s and don’ts of spinning while receiving advice from friends and experts in the industry. From here ANIMAL began spinning around Boston, putting together mixes for friends and readers of the blog. While he’d like to someday produce his own music, for now he is working on honing his skills and making people dance.
Jon has DJed at: Liquor Store Boston, Joshua Tree Allston, Bill's Bar Boston, House of Blues Boston (Barstool Blackout Tour), Scholar's Boston, The DCU Center in Worcester (Barstool Blackout Tour), and local bedrooms and basements.
If you’re interested in working with him, booking him, or want to learn more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.