Berlin-based duo Skinnerbox are Max for Live pros, having designed the SBX 2049 drum machine and a forthcoming acid-style sequencer. Check out Skinnerbox performing live from their studio for studioR TV:
Behind each specific microgenre of electronic dance music is a core style of drum beat. Whether it's the four-to-the-floor thud of a 909-style kick drum in hard techno, or the ghostly hi-hats and tambourines that fill out a dubstep classic, each style favors its own rhythmic nuances.
In a tutorial series, "Beats Dissected", the sharp minds at Attack Magazine have looked at a series of characteristic drum patterns, with step-by-step instructions on how to construct them in Live. With microgenres as specific as "Upbeat Chillwave", "Found Sound 2-Step", and "Maniac Ghetto House", chances are there's a new beat (and associated microgenre) for you to learn.