Found this on KVR. If you like electro house and want to have a good basis for experimentation, this is inspiring.
Having the appropriate limitations might help you find your way into it.
Think in terms of 16th note patterns played by monophonic parts. Try setting up your sequencer with 4 midi tracks with a different midi instrument or softsynth on each: one for drums, one for bass, one mid-frequency part, one high-frequency part. Set it to loop around one four beat bar. Now program some notes in using only your mouse and the midi-editor for each track, set to a 16ths division. You can only use one note at a time for any one instrument, no chords. Don't worry about making it good, start with a kick on each beat, then draw in random patterns for the other parts. It will sound wrong.
Leave it playing, stand up, turn away from the screen, your goal is to find the dance of this particular funky wrong robot. Listen with your body, and imagine your body clock is ticking in 16ths. Allocate the musical parts to your body parts if your body doesn't choose its own: let your hands dance the mid-part. Give them time to get into it then leave them to it. Now let your hips find the basspart. Add the high part - eyebrows? And then the kick. Close your eyes and thoughts and enjoy being this robot for a while. Does it have a name? Try saying your new name in a vocoder voice. Program another four patterns at random, and do the same again. When you can live and love these wrong robots you can start to build your own, new, right one.
If you don't find the funk in the grid, the sex in the syncopation, then making electro is not for you at this moment and not to worry.
Damn hope this didn't actually post all in white...
Skiing's rad, hating's bad.