Backbeat: Regulo Caro Album Release Party With Del Records, Sony Latin, BMI Execs
Backbeat: Regulo Caro Album Release Party With Del Records, Sony Latin, BMI Execs

regulo Del Records recording artist Regulo Caro hangs out backstage at the Conga Room with singer William Ortiz. The two performed "Ser Piloto en Guamuchil" which is featured on Caro's new album, Amor En Tiempos De Guerra. (Photo: Justino Aguila)

Regional Mexican singer/songwriter Regulo Caro ( @ReguloCaro) unveiled his new music during the release party for his second album Amor En Tiempos De Guerra (Del Records/Sony) at the Conga Room in Los Angeles.

Attending the album release party was Del Records founder Angel Del Villar, Sony Latin's Jennifer Bull, BMI's Marissa Lopez and singer/songwriter Gerardo Ortiz who earlier this week was announced as a finalist for the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards for Albums Artist of the Year (male), Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year (Solo) and Regional Mexican Album of the Year.

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Caro, who is Ortiz's cousin, said that it was a night to celebrate the release of his new album, but also Ortiz's achievements in music.

"We're cousins and we're extremely supportive of each other," Caro said. As for the album, it was a labor of love that translated into one full year of work as he fine-tuned 18 songs, 12 in the style of corridos and the rest wrapped around romantic themes.

"We plan on following the album release with a tour later this year," Caro said, before he took the stage.

ortiz Regional Mexican singer/songwriter Gerardo Ortiz (right) showed up to support his cousin Regulo Caro who performed at his album release party at the Conga Room (March 28) in Los Angeles for the new album Amor En Tiempos De Guerra/Love in Times of War. (Photo: Justino Aguila)

As with the rest of the new generation of regional Mexican artists, much of Caro's success comes from a steady use of online platforms such as Twitter, where he has more than 25,000 followers.

"Twitter really does connect you to your fans," Caro said. "It's like having a friend that you can connect with almost anytime. I'm very humbled by having the followers that I do."

stage Regulo Caro performs music from his new album at the Conga Room at L.A. Live's Conga Room during the singer's record release party. The album went on sale Feb. 28 and features 18 tracks. (Photo: Justino Aguila)

Caro said that he took his time on this project so he could have the album he wanted. As a Del Records artist, he said, he's allowed flexibility to nurture his projects.

"I wrote for half a year and the other half was producing the album in the studio," Caro said. "I'm a huge fan of rock so you get a little bit of that and I also incorporate other genres such as jazz."

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