LIB Mixtape: Spotlight on Daniel Faberlle


LIB Magazine is around the studio once again and prepped to shine a light on another fine artist from Long Island!

Born from a desire to bring credit to Long Island’s creative music scene, the LIB Mixtape covers multiple genres and features the cutting edge talent of many of your favorite local musicians and producers. Big plans are in store, including local radio play, national exposure and a concert showcasing the artists. The Mixtape is still in the production phase and new talent is welcome to try out. In the end, there will be 12 tracks in total.

The LIB Mixtape release date will be announced soon, but in the meantime read on to learn about our participating artists and stay tuned for more “Spotlights” in the coming days.


Daniel Faberlle

Age: 24
Hometown: Port Jefferson
Genre: A unique twist on hip-hop and R&B.

I’ve been performing since I can remember; I’ve always enjoyed entertaining people.”

Daniel Faberlle is no stranger to the music industry. He auditioned for the hit reality television show ‘American Idol’ back in 2008 when he was 19 and impressed viewers with his smooth R&B tunes. Now at the age of 24, Daniel is back and better than ever! LIB Magazine was able to catch up with this native Long Islander to discuss the Mixtape and his future plans in terms of his music.

Despite a busy schedule—he is currently working six days a week as landscaper—Faberlle is smart about dividing his time between his current job and his passion. He puts aside a bit of money with every paycheck to help fund his time in the studio as well as pay his bills and rent.


  • Photo Credit: Daniel Faberlle

“I’ve been performing since I can remember; I’ve always enjoyed entertaining people.”
-Daniel Faberlle

It’s plain to see—especially from the brief clip of his audition for ‘American Idol’, Daniel’s passion for music and performing is in his blood. Beginning from the time he was four years old, Faberlle was already belting his heart out to whomever would take the time to listen. “My father told me that when I was a little boy I would be dancing and singing to Michael Jackson. But what really surprised him was the fact that I was singing pitch-perfect at such a tender age.” says Daniel. “I’ve been performing since I can remember; I’ve always enjoyed entertaining people.”

While Faberlle credits R&B and hip-hop artists such as Musiq Soulchild and Stevie Wonder as part of his musical inspirations, he does admit that he personally wants his sound to be unique and not just a re-hash of the same tired old genres. However, Daniel adds that he wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to share the stage with one of his favorite artists! “If I could open for any artist it would be Nasty Nas!”

Despite the fact that artists like Soulchild have inspired him to plumb the depths of his own creativity and pushes him to become even better at his craft, Daniel still uses tools like a voice recorder to help him bring together both his beats and his lyrics. “After using the recorder, I’d play it back to see what it sounded like and to see if it would work. If not, then I’d repeat the process until I had a great product.” This simple yet effective method has never steered him wrong, either. “I still use this method today” says Daniel.

Faberlle also pushes himself to write his own original music as well, which is another way of boosting his musicianship. While it’s all too easy to cover popular songs from current artists, Daniel makes sure to challenge his creativity and songwriting skills to make sure that they stay sharp. This pays off, especially for his fans when they go to see him live. “When I am performing, I only sing the songs I’ve wrote.”

If you’re looking to hear an artist with a unique sound, be sure to catch Daniel Faberlle’s exclusive track on LIB Magazine’s mixtape! You can also check out his ‘American Idol’ audition as well, in order to get a sense of just how much he’s bound to have grown as an artist from 19 to 24!

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