Stefano Ghittoni and Cesare Malfatti form the Milan-based downbeat group the Dining Rooms.
Both came of age playing for numerous bands in the city's alternative/punk scene before switching over to producer-based trip-hop and the breezy updated lounge of the Dining Rooms. The duo's first full-length, Subterranean Modern, appeared in 1999 on Milano 2000. Numero Deux earned American distribution through Guidance upon its release in 2001, and the subsequent Remixes LP featured contributions from Soulstance as well as Ghittoni and Malfatti themselves. Tre followed in early 2003. ~ John Bush, Rovi