Ungu are a rock band formed in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1996 with Makki as the only remaining original member. The group comprises vocalist/guitarist Pasha, guitarist Enda & Onci, bassist Makki, keyboardist Gatz and drummer Rowman.
In 2006, ten people were killed in a stampede at one of their shows in Pekalongan.
 Formation and first years (1996-1997)
 Laguku (2000-2002)
Ungu released their first full-length album, Laguku in July 2002. Their first single “Bayang Semu” was used for a soundtrack in ABG (RCTI). Even though the album was considered success, it reached Platinum Award after two years of its release date.
 Tempat Terindah (2002-2005)
 Melayang (2005-2007)
This new album had put Ungu into the spotlight with their hit single “Demi Waktu“. The single received massive airplay in both Indonesia and Malaysia which causes 4 record labels in Malaysia to own Ungu’s copyright to distribute the album in Malaysia. Malaysian’s Suria Records who owns Siti Nurhaliza, won the copyright.
The album received good reviews from both Malaysian and Indonesian critics.
Other albums and acitivity
Ungu released a mini album, SurgaMu to celebrate Ramadhan in December 2006. 150,000 copies sold in 15 days. The album received an inspiring recognition from Yusuf Kalla but the band didn’t receive it as the band’s appearance in Presidential Palace, didn’t follow the correct procession protocol.
In 2006, Ungu was nominated for Most Favorite Band Duo in MTV Asia 2006 Awards, Best Video Director “Demi Waktu” Abimael Gandy and Video of the Year “Demi Waktu”.