Have you guys ever listened to "Blooming Day" by EXO-CBX? It is a pop dance track based on Deep House beat.
I really like this song because its instrumental track is so simple. It means the track is using minimum amount of sounds and instruments, which usually makes a song sound "trendy" and "clean."
For this reason, I think "Blooming Day" is a perfect example of meeting a balance between Pop and K-pop.
(On a side note, the highlight of the song is definitely the ad-libs done by Chen at the near end. It gives me tingles.)
So, try listening to "Blooming Day" if you are interested.