I maybe way off but in my opinion I have found Bowie's "Black Star" to be an interesting blend of styles although it's not EDM. With sequenced drums in electronic music it is desirable to have that metronomic element but I/we always try to add something to release the harshness. For example not just layering sound but way back around 81/82 we would take a machine loop and record a live drum along with it as an accent. A snare, tom, timpani or similar. These don't follow the main patterns but are accents and fills and off beats. It made electronic drums more alive and being played the timings could be way out sometimes but that was ok.