There is this specific sequence of chords that I have always liked, it ascends by fifths at the same time it ascends by whole tones, ending on a melodic minor scale, scale which has always been my favorite for some reason.
You can hear it in this song (at time 0:08), with the chord sequence being
A# - D# - C - F - D - Gm.
You can also hear it in this song (at time 0:57).
I have recognized it on other music pieces, but only very few times, all of them being orchestral music.
What is this chord progression called?
Could you give more examples of pieces of music where it occurs?
Could you provide any music theory on this progression?