I've started listening to a specific genre of music which has its roots in Japanese Future Funk. In a lot of these songs I'm listening to, there seems to be a very common chord progression during the break in the middle of the song. I personally think this progression sounds very good, and as a music creator of sorts myself, I want to learn to construct these chords. The problem arises in when I can't seem to figure out the chords or even the notes that make them up. I can get the top and bottom notes, but I can't hear out the middle notes.
My question is does someone know this chord progression? Could you explain how these chords are constructed, and is there a common name for it?
I've provided examples below, but in case a link goes dead, the progression seems to be some sort of 7th progression with the bass and top note stepping down in half steps.
Learn to Fly - FKJ
Porter Robinson - Sad Machineat 1:16
There are more examples, but these are what I can remember!