Step sequencers and, more specifically, drum machines are an integral part of electronic music. Every sub-genre might use drum machines in different ways, but virtually all of them use drum machines in some capacity. Creativity when using these machines/software is key to creating interesting works. Try to avoid simple stock patterns and, instead, search for new ways to use this technology.
Create multiple layers of drum grooves that you can use to create interesting percussion layers. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different sounds and FX when making these grooves.