Don’t get bogged down creating a minute-long intro designed for DJs until after you’ve made the core section of your track. This way, you’ll have lots of sonic material from later in the track to use for your intro. For an interesting touch of variation, switch up your chord arrangements by using a different synth for each note of the chord. If you feel like copying the structure of another track, try using examples from genres other than the one you’re creating to inspire fresh twists on tried-and-tested formulas. If one or more of your track elements just don’t seem to work in the context of the bigger picture, then don’t be afraid to delete and move on.