"He's such a brilliant musician, aside from being a great producer."

- The Side Project, 95.3 KYRS Radio Interview

"The record you produced with Brett Hite is still one of my best sounding works."

- Tatsuya Sato, Engineer (Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, Kanye West)



"The technical quality of the recording is nothing short of magnificent and showcases Varela's work behind the mixing board."

- The Inlander

"...he is considered one of the finest engineers in the area and is one of the most sought-after Pro Tools wizards we have."

- Lilac City Nightlife

"Joe Varela is money. ...I'm not talking about being a 'star' as in lights, camera, action, but rather real, human, radiance – the kind that shines no matter if it's day or night and shares it with anyone who comes within range."

- Spokane 7

"You still bring things out of me musically that I didn't know I had. ...My respect for you as a musician and a producer is pretty set in stone."

- Matthew Lindley (Portland-based singer/songwriter)

"Varela's live drums and downplayed digital beats stand out on the album as much as his matured production skills"

- The Spokesman Review

"Sometimes in life you will run across someone you are simply glad exists. Most of the time that is not the case; but in the case of Joe Varela, you get the idea that as long as people like him are alive and procreating, the human species may have a chance of not only surviving, but perhaps even evolving again."

- Nightlife Network Magazine


Los Angeles Laker Girls
Gonzaga University

Magical History Tour: A Beatles Retrospective
​The Children’s Health Guild

Flashmob America
Hollywood Connection Dance Convention
The Studio Dance Company
Simeon Dacumos


Capitol Records

Hopeless Records
Voicebox Records
Go Midnight Records


Matty Mullins (of Memphis May Fire)

The Side Project
Royal Bliss
Brett Hite

Coretta Scott

Paper Mache

Back Row Kings
Clay Bell
Ben Ekstedt
Dax Johnson

Marjorie Conrad

Good Morning Tonight

Sam Adams
The Scree
Wayne Patrick
Steve Wilson
Nights in Fire
Mark Ward
Freetime Synthetic
Quiz Ten
Dan Conrad
Melody Moore
Rob York
Paper Genius
Mon Chéri
Joel Smith
Diana Gameros
Wonder Russell
Buffalo Jones
Kevin Morgan
Concrete Grip
Melissa Ann Grothe
Nate Schierman
Colleen Rice
Matthew Lindley
Steve Dukes
Jaeda Glasgow
Demons in Disguise
Terms One
Kelseylee Fleming