The Bristol-based electronic/rock group Day One includes vocalist Phelim Byrne and multi-instrumentalist Donni Hardwidge. The duo started collaborating in the middle-’90s, mixing the storytelling customs of hip-hop and United kingdom folk plus a slew of musical affects, including jazz and traditional rock. Time One’s tests coalesced right into a three-song demonstration, a copy which produced its method to Substantial Attack’s 3D; immediately after, Time One were agreed upon to Melankolic, the pioneering trip-hop group’s store label. While documenting their debut record Ordinary Guy, the group attempted a number of studios and manufacturers before buying Mario Caldato Jr., the Beastie Young boys’ producer of preference. Common Man was co-released by Melankolic and Astralwerks in early 2000.