Satish was raised in the Boston area, where he started playing trumpet at the age of 13. He started out his career in biology, going so far as to obtain a Master's degree in molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. However, he decided that music was where his passion lay, and moved to New York City in 1996 to pursue a musical career. After a few years in the jazz scene, he started a funk/Indian classical fusion band called Indofunk in early 2000. This band was extremely successful, but broke up in 2005 due to scheduling conflicts and musicians moving out of town. Since then, Satish has been very active in the funk & groove and improvised music scenes, branching out into electronic music, avant garde computer-assisted music, and also music production for film and TV.